Kathmandu- Saraswati Chaudhary guided R-7 (Janakpur) to a four wickets win over R-6 (Baitadi) that helped Janakpur reach the finals of Women’s National 2015.
In the first Semi-final played at TU Ground, Kritipur, Baitadi won the toss and decided to bat first on a wet outfield. Baitadi only managed 89 runs before being all out in 34.4 overs against tight bowling attack of Janakpur led by Saraswati Chaudhary and Santoshi Chaudhary, both of whom took took wickets each. Opener Manju Bokati scored 16 runs off 54 balls while Kabita Kunwar top scored with 22 runs off 49 balls for Baitadi. Mamta Chaudhary also picked 3 wickets for Janakpur.
Chasing a mere target, Saraswati guided Janakpur safely home hitting an unbeaten 27 runs off 49 balls. Though Janakpur lost quick wickets, opener Sobha Ale held one innings with a fluent 32 runs off 70 balls. She was the fifth wicket to fall for Janakpur and She shared an important 35 runs for the 6th wicket with Sawaswati. Rekha Rawal picked 3 wickets for Baitadi.
Nepal Armed Police Force will take R-5 (Nepalgunj) tomorrow in the second semi-finals. The match starts at 9:30 AM.