Region No 8 (Pokhara)’s Women’s National Cricket Tournament campaign ended on a low note after Region No 1 (Biratnagar) bundled them out for yet another lowest total in domestic cricket.
At the TU Stadium grounds, Pokhara — who were hit for nine records by Region No 6 (Baitadi) and four by Nepal APF Club — were all out for 16, the second lowest total in Nepali women’s cricket history.
The score is just nine runs more than what Region No 2 (Birgunj) had managed during the 2009 Women’s National Tournament in Kathmandu. Friday’s total from Pokhara pushed Region No 9 (Kanchanpur)’s record low total in the tournament to second.
Kanchanpur were all out for just 17 runs few days back by Nepalgunj in this tournament. Pokhara’s innings had nine duck outs where No 8 Rejika Bhandari made three not out and No 3 Smriti Aryal scored one.
Biratnagar gifted them 12 extras in an innings that lasted for 90 balls. The number of duck outs is a record in any form or age group of domestic cricket.
Rashmi Sharma picked up five wickets for Biratnagar and Sangita Rai took four. Sabnam Rai also had one victim for Biratnagar who reached the total in just 2.4 overs. Kajol Shrestha was 13 not out from 10 balls with two boundaries for Biratnagar and Sangita (three) was the other unbeaten batswomen.
Rashmi was out for a golden duck.