Shanghai Daily – CHINA may have the world’s biggest population and the second largest economy, but they are yet to impress in one area: the cricket field, where they have been humbled by minnows Nepal.

Summary

  • CHINA may have the world’s biggest population and the second largest economy, but they are yet to impress in one area: the cricket field, where they have been humbled by minnows Nepal.
  • China’s latest foray on the international stage ended in a huge defeat on Wednesday as they scored only 26 all out in a World Twenty20 qualifier, a total which Nepal surpassed in just 11 balls.
  • Against Nepal, opening batsman Yan Hongjiang top-scored for China with 11 runs.
  • Cricket in China has a short history with its national team making its first international appearance at the 2010 Asian Games.
  • But cricket does not enjoy a similar status in China.


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