CAN XI comprising National Women’s Cricketers won the 40/40 over one-day friendly match against the visiting team Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) thanks to Nary Thapa’s excellent performance.
CAN XI won by 2 wickets in the match completed on Tuesday at Pokhara stadium. In the match, Nary Thapa took 2 important wickets with a personal contribution of 55 runs. She also won the Man of the Match and the Player of the Series trophy. With this win, Nepali women’s cricket team CAN XI also won the series.
In the fourth and final match in Pokhara, MCC won the toss and chose to bat, adding 155 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. For MCC, Clara Taylor scored 55 runs, Amanda Potgieger scored 26 runs and Jenny Kitzinger scored 25 runs. Nary Thapa & Soni Pakhrin took 2/2 wickets each while Sita Rana and Indu Berma took 1/1 wicket for Nepal.
On the other hand, Nepal lost 8 of its players while chasing the target of 156 runs. Neri Thapa scored 55 runs, Kabita Kunwar scored 18 runs, Rubina Chhetri scored 16 runs, Samjhana Khadka scored 11 runs and Roma Thapa scored 10 runs, but other players could not score double runs. Nepal got 26 extra runs. For MCC, Amanda Potgieser took 3 wickets, Eliga Howard and Ishabel Gurney took 2 wickets each. Rachel Porter took one wicket.
Britain’s Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), which is considered the birthplace of cricket, travels internationally for the development and promotion of the game of cricket.
Rajesh Kumar Gurung, State Sports Vice President, Ghanshyam Paudel, Member Secretary of Nepal Cricket Association, Rishiram Gautam, Nepal Cricket Association Central Member, Kashiraj Bhandari, Head of Nepal Tourism Board, Sanjay Kant Sigdel, President of Kaski Cricket Association distributed trophies and tokens of appreciation to the winning players.