India and Thailand met today and played full 20 overs per side. Thailand elected to field against India after winning the toss.

Smriti Mandhana and Mona Meshram opened for India and swung a boundary-four each in the 3rd over. In the 9th over, Smriti swung two sixes, bringing the score up to 52 – 0. A catch by Onnicha Khamchomphu off Nattaya Boochatham took Smriti out in the following over, dismissing her for 29.

Veda Krishnamurthy walked in to bat and swung a boundary four at 10.2 overs, and then Mona swung another at 12.6. Wongpaka Liengprasert’s excellent bowling and swift catches from her teammates ended Veda and Mona’s efforts by dismissing them both in the 14th over. Veda was dismissed caught by Nattaya for 11 and Mona was dismissed caught by Sornnarin Tippoch for 32. India stood with 77 for 3, with 6 overs remaining.

Harmanpreet Kaur and Anuja Patil took over and the duo quickly boosted India up to 124 runs by the 19th over, with 5 boundary-fours along the way. The last over saw Ratanaporn Padunglerd dismiss Anuja at 19.4 for 22. Pooja replaced her and managed to end the first innings with another boundary four to India. This left Thailand to chase 133 to win.

India’s tough fielding impeded Thailand’s pursuit. At 3.2 overs, Natthakan Chantham was dismissed caught by Poonam off Pooja Vastrakar for 5. The first half of the innings ended with Thailand only making 30 runs. At 11.6, Harmanpreet Kaur dismissed Naruemol Chaiwai for 14.

Player of the Match: Harmanpreet Kaur (India)

Poonam bowled next and dismissed Nannapat Khoncharoenkai for a duck with an lbw. Harmanpreet’s astounding bowling took two more batsmen; Ratanaporn Padunglerd was dismissed at 13.1 overs for 1 and Nattaya Boochatham at 15.1 for 21. Thailand was left with four overs, and the score stood at 49 for 5.

At the last bowl of the 17th over, Deepti Sharma took another wicket for India, dismissing Sornnarin Tippoch for 3. At this point, the chase seemed impossible, as Thailand had only scored 52 runs with just 3 overs remaining. In the final over, Deepti Sharma took two more wickets: Chanida Sutthiruang was dismissed caught by Shikha Pandey for 12 and Suleeporn Laomi was dismissed run out for 0. This ended the second innings of the match, winning India by 66 runs.

ACC WOMEN'S ASIA CUP T20 2018: Mon 4 June

India vs Thailand at Royal Selangor Club
Thailand won the toss and elected to field
India: 132 for 4 off 20 overs (M.Meshram 32)
Thailand: 66 for 8 off 20 overs (H.Kaur 3-11)
Player of the Match: Harmanpreet Kaur (India)

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Photos by Vincent Phoon
Filed June 4th, 2018