Maldives Women bowled out for 8

Tanya Simon
December 9, 2019

The ongoing South Asian Games in Nepal have been a very hard experience for the Maldives women's cricket team.

Only Aima Aishath managed to get off the mark for Maldives with the extras outscoring everyone. While in their first game they were all out for just 16 in 10.1 overs against Nepal, who reached the target in under 0ne over, in the second and the third games, they were taken for 279 and 255 runs, resepctively, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. On Thursday, Maldives were bowled out for six when they faced Bangladesh in a group-stage fixture, however this did not constitute as an official WT20I match for the recordbooks.

Against SL, chasing 280 to win, they were bowled out for 30 runs while against Bangladesh they were skittled out for just six runs.

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The Maldives Women's cricket team have suffered one of cricket's worst defeats after being bowled out for eight against Nepal. Meanwhile, Anjali Chand was the pick of the bowlers for Nepal in the first innings as she finished with figures of 4/1.

Maldives' total of eight ranks as the second-lowest women's T20 worldwide score in history.

After being inducted as ICC Associate members in 2017, the Maldives Women's national side played their first worldwide match last week against Nepal. Out of the eight runs, only one run came off the bat while the remaining seven runs came via wides.

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