Thailand beat Malaysia by 50 Runs, keep their Semi-Finals hope alive

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 9, Thailand vs Malaysia face-off. The game witnessed the former batting get to a respectful total that they went on to defend to register a crucial win.

 

Thailand beat Malaysia by 50 Runs, keep their Semi-Finals hope alive. PC: Female Cricket
Thailand beat Malaysia by 50 Runs, keep their Semi-Finals hope alive. PC: Female Cricket

Match : 16 – Women’s Asia Cup 2022

Thailand – 115/5 (20.0)
Malaysia – 65/8 (20.0)

Thailand put in to bar first had Natthakan Chantham depart early on the score of 10(10) with 15 on board and Naruemol Chaiwai then alongside opener Nannapat Koncharoenkai stitched a crucial partnership. The pair guided the team’s total to 25/1 at the end of the powerplay and with a rare boundary got to a total of 46/1 at the halfway mark. The defensive 56-run stand between the two came to a close in the 14th over with 71 on board as Chaiwai on 28(36) was run out. Chanida Sutthiruang started well, but Thailand lost a wicket more as Nannapat’s innings came to a close on 41(45) in the 17th over with 90 on board. Rosenan Kanoh was the next to depart as she walked back on the score of 4(6) and Chanida’s crucial 24(20) came to a close off the last ball, but importantly had pushed Thailand’s total to 115.

Malaysia with the ball had Sasha Azmi register the most economical spell and bag a wicket having finished with figures of 4-0-12-1 and Aisya Eleesa too had a wicket to her name. Skipper Winifred Duraisingam registered the best figures of 3-0-13-3.

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Malaysia in reply lost Wan Julia early for a two-ball-duck with 8 on board and Elsa Hunter then partnered opener Winifred Duraisingam. The pair guided the team’s total to 21/1 at the end of the powerplay and off the first ball post powerplay, Elsa Hunter on 15(27) was run out. In the same, 7th over, Mas Elysa too departed for a two-ball-duck and the defensive show continued which got Malaysia’s total to 29/3 at the halfway mark. The poor defensive run extended and finally off the first ball of the 16th over, Winifred walked back on 15(32) with 46 on board. Ainna Hamizah in the next over departed for 1(6) and the little start Mahirah Izzati managed, that too came to an end on the score of 17(35) in the 18th over with 53 on board. Jamahidaya and Nur Arianna both were run out on respective scores of 2(5) and 6(3) respectively. Malaysia closed out their innings with 65 on board for the loss of 8 wickets.

Thailand with the ball had Thipatcha Putthawong register the best spell with figures of 4-1-7-2 and Sornnarin Tippoch too displayed a fine bowling spell with figures of 4-0-9-1. Onnicha Kamchomphu and Chanida Sutthiruang too had a wicket each to their name.

Result : Thailand won by 50 runs

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