Thailand creates history, beating Pakistan in a thriller by 4 Wickets

The ongoing 8th edition of the Women’s T20 Asia Cup got underway on the 1st of October and below we brief you on the action from day 6, Pakistan vs Thailand. The game witnessed the former batting first get to a modest total that a gritty Thailand side managed to chase down in a tense finish.

 

Thailand creates history, beating Pakistan in a thriller by 4 Wickets. PC: Asian Cricket Council
Thailand creates history, beating Pakistan in a thriller by 4 Wickets. PC: Asian Cricket Council

Match : 10 – Women’s Asia Cup 2022

Pakistan – 116/5 (20.0)
Thailand – 117/6 (19.5)

Pakistan opting to bat first had a decent start as openers, Muneeba Ali and Sidra Ameen, started well, but the 25-run stand came to a close with Muneeba departing on 15(14). Pakistan closed out their powerplay with 33/1 on board and it wasn’t long before the side lost a wicket more as Bismah Maroof off a free-hit was run out on 3(7). Sidra Ameen with odd boundaries pushed Pakistan’s score to 51/2 at the halfway mark and soon started to shift gears. Nida Dar’s struggle came to a close on 12(22) in the 16th over with 84 on board and Ayesha Naseem when struck a maximum, looked set for a carnage but wasn’t to be as she departed on 8(6). Sidra Ameen with a couple got to her fifty off 59 balls, but couldn’t close out as she soon was run-out on 56(64). Aliya Riaz with a boundary closed the innings out for Pakistan with 116 on board and finished unbeaten on the score of 10(9).

Thailand on the wickets chart had Thipatcha Putthawong and Sornnarin Tippoch with a wicket and two to their name respectively, while Nattaya Boochatham finished an economical spell with figures of 4-0-19-0 without a reward against her name.

Thailand in reply were off to a comforting start as openers Nannapat Koncharoenkai and Natthakan Chantam got a few away to the fence and got their side to 30/0 at the end of the powerplay. Tuba Hassan bowling her 2nd over struck twice as she dismissed Nannapat on 13(24) and then handed a two-ball-duck to Chanida Sutthiruang. Natthakan’s scoring pushed Thailand’s score to 45/2 at halfway stage, but the partnership between Natthakan and Naruemol Chaiwai just when started to shift gears, was put to a full stop as Chaiwai on 17(23) walked back. The side then lost a couple more wickets in quick succession as Sornnarin Tippoch and Phannita Maya departed early on respective scores of 3(5) and 2(6). Meanwhile, Natthakan on the other end of a maximum got to her 50* off 45 balls, but couldn’t close the game out as she departed for 61(51) in the 19th over with 107 on board. With 10 needed off 6, Rosenan Kanoh struck a boundary and remained unbeaten on 9*(5) to close the game out for the side with a ball to spare. A tick for Thailand in the competition with a win against Pakistan which happens to be their historic first against the side.

Pakistan on the wickets chart had Nida Dar and Tuba Hassan with a couple of wickets each against their name, while Kainat Imtiaz and Nashra Sandhu both had a wicket each to their name.

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Result: Thailand won by 4 wickets

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