The China women’s cricket team recorded the lowest total ever in Twenty20 Internationals after they were bowled out for a paltry 14 and returned with an embarrassing 189-run defeat against UAE in a Thailand Women’s T20 Smash tournament on Sunday.
The margin of victory was the largest ever in women’s T20Is which was now pushed Namibia’s loss against Lesotho by 179 runs in August 2018 to second place. (ALSO READ: Goa Ranji Trophy cricketer Rajesh Ghodge suffers massive heart attack while playing, dies)
Opting to bat, UAE registered 203 for 3 in the Group B game. Meanwhile, the Chinese’s dismal showing lasted for just 48 minutes in which 10 overs were bowled. As many as six batswomen returned with ducks with the top score being four runs.
UAE had recorded their highest T20I total. It began with Esha Oza and Chaya Mughal stitching 121 runs for the opening wicket. The 20-year-old Oza smashed her personal best of 82 off 62 balls. After her departure, Mughal fell for a 38-ball 33 in the 14th over. Kavisha Kumari and Namita D’Souza then conjured a brisk 51 runs for the third wicket off 18 balls. Five of the seven Chinese bowlers conceded over 10 runs per over.