Region No 5 (Nepalgunj) current skipper and former national team captain Nary Thapa on Friday became the first Nepali woman cricketer to score a century.
Nary achieved the feat during the ongoing National Women’s Cricket Tournament where she slammed 121 not out against Region No 3 Kathmandu at the Tribhuvan University Stadium. Nary’s whirlwind innings of 128 balls included 21 boundaries.
Nary eclipsed the previous highest total of 92 runs made Madhu Thapa – who currently plays for Nepal APF Club — playing from Bhairahawa against Birgunj three years back. Nary also set a new national record of hitting maximum number of boundaries in a single game.
Her breathtaking innings saw Nepalgunj register second consecutive victory in the tournament with a 115-run crushing of Kathmandu.
Nepalgunj had opened the tournament on Thursday defeating Region No 2 Birgunj by seven wickets. Nary also hammered 52 off 46 balls against Birgunj on Thursday.
Nary also holds a record of scoring the highest individual runs making 66 against the United Arab Emirates during the ACC U-19 Women’s Championship in Singapore on 2010.