Kathmandu, Nov 18: Nepal has defeated Japan by 67 runs in the final match of the group stage under the Women’s T20 International series underway in Hong Kong.
Nepal scored 113 runs at the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs with the contribution of 38 runs in 32 balls by Rubeena Chettri and 27 runs in 31 balls by Captain Indu Barma.
Kajal Shrestha and Pooja Mahato contributed 15 and 13 runs respectively.
Japan, who chose to bowl after winning the toss, was all out with only 46 runs on the board.
Asmina Karmacharya from Nepal took 4 wickets giving away 10 runs in 4 overs while Sangita Rai with her tight bowling took 3 wickets in 3 overs giving 5 runs. Pooja Mahato took 2 wickets at the expense of 2 runs in 3 overs.
Earlier, Nepal had faced two consecutive defeats -to Tanzania by 27 runs in the first match on Wednesday and to Hong Kong by 9 wickets in the second match on Thursday.