Kathmandu, February 4
Nepal defeated Pakistan by 10 wickets in the fifth and final match to claim the first International Women’s Blind Cricket Series 4-0 in Islamabad today.
This was Nepal’s third 10-wicket victory over the home side in five matches, while they had defeated Pakistan by nine wickets in the fourth game. The second game was washed out.
In the final match at the Shalimar Stadium, Nepal reached the 127-run target in just 10.4 overs riding on second successive half century from Manakesi Chaudhary. Chaudhary scored an unbeaten 81 off just 36 balls that included 15 boundaries. Another opener Asha Regmi scored 32 not out off 33 balls.
Earlier, Pakistan posted 126-6 in their allotted 20 overs after skipper Rabia Shehzadi elected to bat. Opener Nisha Bukas top scored for the home team with 40 runs, while Tayaba Fatima scored 27.
Nepal took all six wickets through run outs, with Manakesi Chaudhary claiming three and Binita Pun affecting two. Chaudhary was declared the player of the tournament and she received Rs 25,000. Asha Regami was named the valuable player and he got Rs 5,000. The Nepali team earned Rs 100,000 for the series victory, while Pakistan got Rs 50,000. Likewise, Nepali players Manakesi Chaudhary (B2), Muna Aryal (B1) and Binita Pun (B3) were named the best players in their respective categories, while Kiran Rafiq of Pakistan was declared the best wicketkeeper.