The women’s team from United Arab Emirates (UAE) have made history as making their debut in an International event, they have qualified for the Women’s World T20 Global Qualifiers to be held in Netherlands in Jun 2018. Nepal women, who needed Malaysia to beat UAE to have any hopes of qualifying, have to return back home empty-handed.
Malaysia women did a good job with the ball as they restricted UAE women to 83/6 in their 20 overs. The innings was held together by the 46 runs partnership for the 4th wicket between Nisha Ali (36 n.o off 51) and Udena Dona (22 off 26). Nur Arianna Natsya (3/9) and Zayani Syamini (2/9) were the pick of the bowlers for Malaysia women.
Malaysia women did not get any momentum going in their innings as they ended up getting only 49/9 in their 20 overs to lose the match by 34 runs. Nisha Ali followed up with brilliant figures of 2/6 off her 4 overs and got good support from the rest of the bowlers to set up UAE’s record-breaking achievement.
Nepal women notched up an easy 52 runs victory against China women to end their campaign in the Asia region Qualifiers. Nepal women posted 102/8 in their 20 overs and bowled out China women for only 50 runs to win their 2nd game of the event.
While UAE women qualified with 4 wins in the tournament, Nepal women rue their 2 game wash-out’s at the start of the event. The final match of the day between Thailand women and Hong Kong women will decide the 2nd qualifier from the Asian region.