26 all out: China's horrific run in cricket continues
China were humbled by Nepal in the ongoing World Twenty20 Qualifiers. In the process, the Chinese scripted an unwanted record. The side managed only 26 runs with the bat, which Nepal chased it down in just 11 deliveries. China's string of low scores suggest that they aren't ready yet to enter the big stage. Here's more.
7 Chinese batsmen dismissed for ducks
7 Chinese batsmen were dismissed for ducks against Nepal. Only three batsmen managed to open their accounts. The scores read 11, 1 and 5. The top run-scorer for the Chinese was opener Hong Jiang Yan (11). China broke the previous record for the most number of ducks in a T20 match, held by Kenya and Zimbabwe (6).
Bizarre totals scripted by the Chinese
The Chinese have been dismal with the bat and their poor run has continued, They were 26 all out against Singapore. The team also managed 35/9, 45, and 48 in losses against Thailand, Bhutan and Myanmar as well. In 5 matches, they have managed a total of 180 runs. Against Nepal, 9 extras helped them to reach 26.
Nepal seal the match in style
Opening batsman Binod Bhandari smashed a whirlwind 24 in Nepal's reply with the bat. Spinner Sandeep Lamichhane along with the likes of Lalit Rajbanshi and Basant Regmi picked three wickets each to hurt the Chinese. China made their first international appearance in the 2010 Asian Games. "The size of country and its power do not matter [in cricket]," former Nepal captain Binod Das stated.