It’s the second match at Kinrara Oval; Thailand and Pakistan met up for their first match of the series. Thailand won the toss and sent Pakistan to field. Thailand was able to nab a good amount of runs and managed to complete all 20 overs unfortunately this was not a difficult target for their opponents.

Thailand’s opening batsmen Nathhakan Chantam and Narumol Chaiwai brought the team 30 by the 5th over, with boundaries being delivered by Natthakan in the 2nd and 3rd over, and another in the 5th by Naruemol. Pakistan took no time in dismissing these batsmen. In the sixth over, Natthakan was dismissed caught by Sidra Nawaz off Nashra Sundhu for 17. The following over, Sana Mir dismissed Naruemol for 7 and Nattaya Boochatham for a duck. Sana Mir then proceeded to take another wicket for the team, dismissing Nannapat Khoncharoenkai for just 1 run. At the end of the 10th over, Thailand had scored 36 for 4.

The Ratanaporn and Sornnarin partnership mounted a fightback against Pakistan’s fielders up to the 15th over, where Ratanaporn Padunglerd was dismissed bowled at the last bowl of the over by Nida Rashid - leaving Thailand with 5 batsmen standing and just 5 overs remaining. Pakistan took another wicket at 17.3 as Chanida Sutthiruang was dismissed bowled for 3 by Kainat Imtiaz. Thailand stood with 61 - 6.

As Thailand made riskier runs, they lost two more batsmen along the way – at 18.1, Sornnarin Tippoch was dismissed run out by Sidra Nawaz for 17 and at 18.3, Wongpaka Liengprasert was dismissed bowled by Diana Baig for 1. Thailand ended their innings with 67 for 8.

Player of the Match: Bibi Nahida (Pakistan)

With just 68 runs to win, Pakistan completed their chase in just a little over 13 overs. In the 1st over, Bibi Nahida swung a four, followed by two more in the 2nd over and another one in the 3rd. Only three overs down, and Pakistan had already made 24 runs.

At 4.6 overs, Pakistan lost their first batsmen as Muneeba Ali Siddiqui was dismissed bowled by Nattaya for 6. A boundary by Bibi Nahida at 6.1 overs brought Pakistan’s chase to a halfway mark. In the 9th over, Bismah Maarof was dismissed stumped by Nannapat Khoncharoenkai off Sornnarin for 6.

Pakistan kept their steady increase and were already at 60 by the 12th over - thanks to Javeria Wadood’s boundary boost off Suleeporn Laomi. At 13.1, Javeria delivered the winning boundary, landing Pakistan the match with a 70 for 2.

ACC WOMEN'S ASIA CUP T20 2018: Sun 3 June

Pakistan vs Thailand at Kinrara
Thailand won the toss and chose to bat
Thailand: 67 for 8 off 20 overs
Pakistan: 70 for 2 off 13.1 overs (B.Nahida 38*)
Player of the Match: Bibi Nahida (Pakistan)

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Photos by Peter Lim
Filed June 3rd, 2018