Summary of Women’s Asia Cup 2016 – Thailand Women vs Indian Women

Thailand captain Sornnarin Tippoch won the toss & elected to bat first.

Veteran Jhulan Goswami & experienced Ekta Bisht were rested, the new bowling attack of Shikha Pandey & new-comer Mansi Joshi starts as expected from them.

Mansi picking up openers Sirintra Saengsakaorat 2 off 3, in her very 1st over & Nattakan Chantam 11 of 14, in her next over. Thailand 13 for 2 off 3.2.
Nattaya Boochatham & Ratanaporn Padunglerd then held on to their wickets & tried to build the inning, but Shikha Pandey was brought back into attack in the 13th over & she struck. Picked up Nattaya Boochatham 17 off 33, on a score of 37.

Captain Sornnarin & Ratanaporn then tried to build a score. They did manage to put in a partnership of 20 runs, till they both were run out in the 19th over by Shikha Pandey & Poonam Yadav respectively. Thailand women were 61 for5.

Chanida Sutthiruang 7 off 7 & Wongpaka Liengprasert 3 off 3, finished unbeaten taking the Thailand innings on 69 for 5. Thailand would be fairly happy with the fact that they played all the 20 overs.

Veda Krishnamurthy seemed to be in an absolute experimental mode. Earlier with a new bowling attack & in the second inning with yet another new opening pair. New-comer Sabbhineni Meghana & Veda Krishnamurthy herself. This is the 5th opening pair within 2016 itself.

Well the bowling pair worked, & so did the Batting pair. With Veda continuing her aggressive batting attitude from the India Women Vs West Indies Women series, scoring with a strike rate of over 120, until she once again came dancing down the track & got stumped. But by then she had already scored 35 off 26 balls with 4×4 & 1×6. India was already on 49 off 7.1 overs.

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The experimentation continued, after Veda’s departure, wicketkeeper Sushma Varma was sent in.
Meghana till this moment was playing second fiddle. But after Veda, Meghana took charge of the scoring and achieved the target of 70 runs set by Thailand with the help of Sushma in 11.1 overs.

Meghana stayed not out on 29 off 30 with 3 boundaries.

Inspite of the experimentation, India was too strong for Thailand.

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