The ongoing 8th edition of the Women’s T20 Asia Cup has marked its return after four years of absence. The tournament this time around is featuring 7 teams and has defending champions, Bangladesh, as the host. The tournament got underway on the 1st of October and below we brief you on all the action from the 4th day’s play.
Match: 7 – Women’s Asia Cup
Sri Lanka – 156/5 (20.0)
Thailand – 107/5 (20.0)
Sri Lanka opting to bat first were off to a blistering start as Harshitha got the boundaries flowing and with Chamari doing just enough, the team got to a total of 45 runs at the end of the powerplay. Harshitha continued on her merry way, but Chamari on 12(18) walked back and the 63-run opening run stand came to a close in the 9th over. Hasini couldn’t get going and departed early on the score of 6(8) and Nilakshi then partnered alongside Harshitha and the two put on a 61-run stand that came to close with the wicket of Harshitha on 81(69). Nilakashi’s quick-fire 21-ball-39* powered Sri Lanka to close out on 156. Thailand on the wickets chart had Thipatcha lead with a couple to her name and had Nattaya and Suleeporn bag a wicket each.
Thailand in reply lost Natthakan early on the score of 7(12) with 20 on board and opener Nannapat was then partnered by Naruemol. The run-stand saw the team safely negotiate through the powerplay overs and the 21-run stand came to a close with the wicket of Nannapat on 25(21). Naruemol was then partnered by Chanida for a 36-run stand that saw curtains with the wicket of Naruemol on 19(25). The side lost a couple more wickets in quick succession and the pair of Chanida and Rosenan finished unbeaten on scores of 37(42) and 6(8) which pushed the team to finish on 107. Among the 6 Sri Lankan bowlers on display, only Oshadi had an expensive outing and the wickets chart saw Achini with a couple and Kavisha, Inoka, and Sugandhika with a wicket each to their name.
Result: Sri Lanka won by 49 runs
Comfortable 49 Run Victory for Sri Lanka against Thailand in Asia Cup.
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— Female Cricket (@imfemalecricket) October 4, 2022