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Nepal Crushes Maldives in Women’s T20 Premier Cup, Chhettry Shines with Record Century

Rubina Chhetry century
Credit: Cricket Association of Nepal

Nepal stormed into the quarterfinals of the ACC Women’s T20 Premier Cup with a dominant 215-run victory over the Maldives on Tuesday. The win was fueled by a record-breaking century from Rubina Chhettry and a clinical bowling performance that bundled out the Maldives for a mere 13 runs.

Chhettry’s Heroics Power Nepal to Mammoth Total

Opting to bat first, Nepal’s start was shaky, losing three early wickets. However, Chhettry, batting at number four, turned the tide with a sensational innings. She smashed a blistering 118 off just 59 deliveries, including 10 fours and 5 sixes, becoming the first Nepali woman to score a century in international cricket.

Mahato Provides Perfect Support

Chhettry found able support from Puja Mahato, who chipped in with a valuable 59 runs. The duo stitched together a record 166-run partnership, propelling Nepal to a mammoth 228 runs, equaling their highest-ever T20 total.

Nepal’s Bowling Dominates Maldives

Chasing a near-impossible target, the Maldives were never in the contest. Nepal’s bowlers were on fire, led by Asmina Karmacharya’s four-wicket haul for just seven runs. Chhettry and Mahato also chipped in with three wickets apiece, dismantling the Maldives batting line-up for a paltry 13 runs, the lowest score ever recorded in the ACC Women’s T20 Premier Cup.

Nepal Secures Quarterfinal Berth

With this emphatic victory, Nepal finished top of Group D, securing their place in the quarterfinals. Their unbeaten run in the group stage showcases their dominance and sets them up as strong contenders for the title.

Key Stats of the Match:

  • Nepal: 228/4 (20 overs)
  • Maldives: 13 all out (13.5 overs)
  • Player of the Match: Rubina Chhettry (Nepal)

Rubina Chhetry became the first woman to score a Century in international cricket for Nepal

Nepal’s next challenge in the quarterfinals will be announced soon. Stay tuned for more updates on their journey in the ACC Women’s T20 Premier Cup!