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Nepal secure third in Women’s Asia Region Qualifiers

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KATHMANDU — Nepal women cricket team has secured third in the ICC Women’s World T20 Asia Region Qualifiers defeating Hong Kong Women in a play-off match by 36 runs on Monday.

Karuna Bhandari took three wickets while Shabnam Rai, Sita Rana Magar, Ritu Kanaujia and Nary Thapa calimed one wicket each.

Earlier, Hong Kong won the toss and invited Nepal to bat first. Nepal, with Nary Thapa’s 38 runs from 34 deliveries, put up a score of 94 runs for the loss of five wickets in 20 overs.

Hong Kong’s Hill and Lamplough picked up two wickets each.

Nepal finished third with six points in the group, however, failed to grab the top two spots to qualify for the global qualifiers.

Thailand and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) got first and second positions with nine and eight points respectively.

Likewise, Hong Kong finished fourth with five points and Malaysia finished fifth with two points. China stayed at the bottom of the table without registering a single point.

The top two teams from the global qualifiers will join top six teams in the ICC Women’s World T20 that will be held in West Indies in November 2018.

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Lightning strike kills woman in Saptari

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RAJBIRAJ — A woman was killed when lightning struck her in the field at Bishnupur Rural Municipality-6 in Saptari district on Saturday evening.

The victim is 50-year-old Keshari Devi Yadav, wife of Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar Singh said. She was struck by thunderbolt while picking up lentils in the field.

Another woman, Rinku Yadav who had gone together with Keshari to harvest lentil, has been injured in the incident. She is being treated at the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zone Hospital at Rajbiraj.

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