1/22/2020 1:00:38 PM

Kuwait beat Oman to win QCA Women’s T20I title

Kuwait beat Oman to win QCA Women’s T20I title

DOHA: All-rounder Priyada Murali helped Kuwait to a seven-wicket win over Oman QCA Women’s T20I Triangular Tournament in the final here.

The Qatar Cricket Association hosted the event to give exposure and experience to the regional teams in a bid to raise their standard.

Kuwait’s 94-run chase began with a setback as Zeefa Jilani was dismissed for a duck by Yashika Verma.

But Priyada Murali and new player Amna Shareef dug in and built a solid 79-run stand for the second wicket.

Just as Kuwait looked like getting a big win, they lost two quick wickets. At 80, Shareef got run out for 25 in 56 balls with a four and five runs later, Murali was returned by Sameera Khan.

Murali, who was also declathe Player of the Final, followed up her one wicket with cracking three boundaries in 40-ball 35. Later, Siobhan Lee and Maria Jasvi remained unbeaten and completed the formalities in 16.5 overs.

Batting first, Oman also suffered an early loss but their real problems began when they were about to reach the half-century mark. Maria Jasvi bowled opener Sakshi Vijaya for 19 to make it two for 47.

They lost four more players for an addition of 36 runs to be restricted at 93 for six. Besides Jasvi, Mariamma Hyder grabbed two wickets, while Murali and Siobhan Lee collected one scalp each.

Fiza made 18 not out with a four in 24 deliveries, Priyanka Edna chipped in with 18 with a boundary in 15 balls and Vijaya made 14 in 24 balls.

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