Region No. 2 Birgunj and Region No. 5 Nepalgunj started their U-19 Women’s National Cricket Tournament campaign by winning their first matches here at Kirtipur on Sunday.
Birgunj defeated Region No. 3 Kathmandu by four wickets while Nepalgunj beat Region No. 7 Janakpur by 45 runs in the tournament that kicked off here at TU Cricket Ground from today.
In the inaugural match of the day, Birgunj registered victory against Kathmandu after they chased the target of 99 runs in 21.2 overs. Sita Shrestha scored an impressive 45 runs for the winning side. Earlier, Kathmandu had scored 98 runs losing all their wickets in the allotted 25 overs of the first inning.
Similarly, Nepalgunj’s target of 100 runs losing all their wickets in 24.4 overs proved to be too much for Janakpur as they were restricted to 54 runs in 15.1 overs.
Samana Pun grabbed four wickets while Dimple Khadka and Anu KC took two wickets each for the winning side.