Inoka Ranawwera  was adjudged Man of the Match for her bowling figures of 3 for 3    Getty Images (File Photo)
Inoka Ranawwera was adjudged Man of the Match for her bowling figures of 3 for 3 Getty Images (File Photo)

Nepal Women Team suffered a humiliating loss against the Sri Lanka women s team by eight wickets in the ongoing Asian Cricket Council Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup at the Asian Institute of Technology Ground of Bangkok in Thailand. Having lost the toss, Nepal were asked to bat first which saw their innings folded in 16.2 overs for a paltry 23 runs. Opener Jyoti Pandey was the highest scorer for the team with 16 runs. Sita Rana Magar made 4 runs from 8 balls. Eight others were bowled out for a duck which meant that the innings extras were actually the third highest runs scorer.

Ionka Ranaweera was the best bowler for Sri Lanka as she took three wickets giving away just 3 runs while Sugandika Kumari and Oshadi Ranashinge took 3 and 2 wickets each to wreck havoc in the Nepal batting. Sri Lanka completed the formality of chasing down the target in just 4.2 overs but at the cost of 2 wickets. Sri Lanka lost both their openers Yasoda Mendis (4) and Chamari Atapattu (1) quickly. Hasini Perera walked at No. 3 and finished up the remaining formalities as she scored 17 runs from just 14 deliveries which consisted of a six and four.

Rubina Chhetry and Karuna Bhandari took one wicket each for Nepal but it was never going to be enough. This is Nepal s second consecutive defeat in the tournament from as many matches. They lost their opening match against Thailand which can be considered as a narrow defeat whereas Sri Lanka lost their opening match against Pakistan women.

After two matches that both these teams have played so far, Nepal lie at the bottom of the table having lost both with an NRR (Net Run Rate) of -3.216 while Sri Lanka sits at No. 3 position below table-toppers India and No. 2 Pakistan with an NRR of +2.003.

Both teams have three matches more to be played wherein Nepal will be playing against Bangladesh (29th November), Thailand (1st December) and India (2nd December) while Sri Lanka will be playing against Thailand (3oth November), India (1st December) and Bangladesh (3rd December).

The final game of this tournament will be played on 4th December at the Terdthai Cricket Ground, Bangkok.

Brief Scores:

Nepal Women s 23 (Jyoti Pandey 16, Sita Rana Magar 4 ; Ionka Ranaweera 3 for 3) lost vs Sri Lanka Women s 24 for 2 in 4.3 overs (Hasini Perera 17*, Yasoda Mendis 4; Karuna Bhandari 6 for 1) by 8 wickets and 93 balls to spare

Player of the Match: Inoka Ranawwera (Sri Lanka)