Sunday, 5 February, 2023

Women’s Asia Cup: Thailand stun Pakistan by one wicket

Women’s Asia Cup: Thailand stun Pakistan by one wicket

Thailand sealed a stunning one-wicket win against Pakistan in the ongoing Women’s Asia Cup on Thursday in Sylhet.

It was Thailand’s first-ever win against Pakistan in T20Is.

Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat first. They posted a moderate total of 116 runs for five wickets with opener Sidra Ameen hitting 56 runs off 64 balls with six fours.

Thailand bowlers were disciplined enough to restrict Pakistan to a moderate total.

For Thailand, Sornnarin Tippoch scalped two wickets while Thipatcha Putthawong took one wicket.

In reply, Natthakan Chantham guided Thailand to a historic victory. She scored 61 off 51 balls with five fours and two sixes.

Pakistan pushed the match to the last over. But with only one wicket in hand, Thailand sealed the match with one ball to play.

Nida Dar and Tuba Hassan scalped two wickets each, but their efforts were not enough to avoid a loss.

It was Pakistan’s third match in the event. They have won the first two matches. The Indian women’s team is on top of the table, with three wins in three matches.

Sri Lanka have also played three matches and won two of them while Bangladesh played two matches and won one. Bangladesh is set to take on Malaysia on October 6.