Five teams are participating in this competition being held for the first time. Apart from UAE and Nepal, teams from Thailand, Bhutan and Qatar are also playing in this qualifier tournament.
The winning team of five countries in this qualifying competition will take part in the first ICC Under-19 T20 Women’s World Cup in South Africa next year. In the match held on Saturday, the girls of Nepal came with a strong spirit.
The reason was that earlier on Friday, they had bundled out Qatar’s team for just 38 runs in the very first match of the competition. Earlier, they had scored 113 runs for 3 wickets. That is, Nepal had started with a bang by winning this match by a huge margin of 79 runs.
But after the victory from Qatar, the Nepalese team, who came out to face the UAE, must have had no idea how unpredictable this match was going to be. However, Nepalese team was lucky in the matter of toss. After winning the toss, they decided to bat. But their first wicket fell on the third ball of the second over, still the team no runs on scoreboard. After this, three batsmen returned to the pavilion in the third over. The score was 2 runs for the loss of 4 wickets.
Then one wicket each fell in the fourth, fifth and sixth overs. Two wickets fell in the seventh over. And the last wicket fell on the first ball of the ninth over. So in 8 overs one ball i.e. total 49 balls, the entire team of Nepal got piled up by scoring only 8 runs.
6 batsmen of Nepali team could not even open the account. The highest score was of Sneha Mahara who scored 3 runs. Mahika Gaur was the bowler who wreaked havoc in the bowling for UAE. He took 5 wickets for 2 runs in 4 overs.
Induja Nandkumar took 3 wickets for 6 runs. UAE bowlers did not give any extra runs. After this, the UAE, chasing the target of 8 runs, got the necessary runs to win in one over and one ball i.e. only 7 balls. Nepal’s bowlers bowled a no ball and a wide in these 7 balls, due to which the UAE also got two extra runs.
UAE captain Tirtha Satish scored the highest 4 runs. The match ended in just one hour and a total of 9 overs and 2 balls.
Even before this, many teams in women’s cricket have been out on very low scores.
In 2017 in India’s Under-19 Women’s One Day Super League match against Kerala, Nagaland was bowled out for just 2 runs.
In this one run was scored by his open batsman while the second run was extra. In this match, 9 batsmen of Nagaland returned to the pavilion without scoring a run.
Similarly, in a T20 competition in 2019, Mali’s team was out on a modest score in three matches. In the three matches of the Kibuka tournament, Mali’s team was all out after scoring 6, 10 and 11 runs.