Region No 6 (Baitadi) opened their Women’s National Cricket campaign with a bang setting eight new records from a single match against Region No 8 (Pokhara) at the Pulchowk Engineering College grounds on Saturday.
A day after Region No 5 (Nepalgunj) skipper Nary Thapa became the first woman in national cricket to smash a century, Baitadi’s Rekha Rawal and Anjali Chand followed her in centurion’s club and on their way set their team to a record total of 362-1 in just 40 overs. The total set an all-time highest team total record in domestic national cricket.
Rekha made 131 to become the highest individual scorer in women’s national cricket and the first record of the day came from her. She gave Baitadi a 114-run opening stand for the first wicket with Dropati Kunwar, who made 31. The opening partnership is the record best in women’s cricket.
Rekha brought the fastest century doing it in just 74 balls. Nary had taken 109 balls to complete the century against Region No 3 (Kathmandu) on Friday.
After the fall of Dropati, Rekh and Anjali Chand brought the all-time highest partnership sharing 248 runs for the second wicket. Baitadi then bundled out Pokhara for just 133 runs in 31.2 overs winning the game by 229 runs – an all time highest win margin in terms of runs in Nepali cricket.
The match also became the only one in the history of national cricket to see two centuries in a single match.