Monday, May 16
Uganda – 102/5
Nepal – 90/9
•Uganda win by 12 runs
Uganda’s Women national Cricket team, the Victoria Pearls, beat hosts Nepal by 12 runs to start their T20 international series on a good note.
This, was the first of the five matches Uganda is playing against Nepal as the side fine-tunes for the World Cup Qualifiers next year.
The two teams meet again on Tuesday, with all of the games in the series being played at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Kirtipur.
Despite arriving in Kathmandu 12 hours to their 1st T20 game, The Victoria Pearls were able to pick up their 1st win in their last 9 T20I matches.
The Visitors had to bat first after losing the toss, and lost five wickets in the allotted 20 overs but scored 102 runs.
It was a great show of resilience for Uganda who had to recover from a poor start after loosing Leona Babirye.
Janet Mbabazi (29) and Kevin Awino (15) were able to consolidate and help the Victoria Pearls put on a competitive total of 102/5.
A strong performance with the ball in the opening 10 overs put pressure on Nepal and they ran out of steam with 12 runs still needed.
Chasing the target of 103 runs, Nepal lost 9 wickets and managed to score only 90 runs.
Captain Consy Aweko and Sarah Akiteng took two wickets each while player of the match Janet Mbabazi and Rita Musamali picked one wicket each.
An important win for the Victoria Pearls who stopped a losing streak of 8 T20 International games stretching as far back as Botswana 2021.