After yesterday’s win against India, it’s hard not to expect anything but the best from them - Bangladesh smashed yet another game, this time leaving opponents Thailand stranded on a low 60 for 8. Bangladesh won the toss and sent Thailand to begin the first innings.

Salma Khatun took an early wicket at 1.3 overs, dismissing Natthakan Chantham for 1. Opener Naruemol Chaiwai delivered a four in the third over but was quickly dismissed lbw by Jahanara Alam at the next bowl for 6. Nannapat Khongcharoenkai took over and swung another four for Thailand. After 5 overs, Thailand made 17 for 2.

Bangladesh was almost instantaneous with their dismissals – Nannapat was dismissed bowled by Nahida Akter for 4 at 6.5 overs. Nattaya, who delivered a four in the 8th over was dismissed caught by Fahima Khatun at 8.1 for 15. At 10.6 overs Chanida Sutthiruang was next to leave, dismissed by Rumana Ahmed for 4. 11 overs through and Thailand stood with just 31 for 5.

The next few overs were quiet as Thailand made their slow climb to 36 by the 15th over; until Ratanaporn Padunglerd was dismissed lbw by Salma Khatun for a duck at 14.6 overs. Wongpaka Liengprasert was next to walk out after she was dismissed by Fahima Khatun for 1 at 15.5 overs. The 16th over ended with Thailand with just 40 for 7.

In the 19th over, Sirintra Saengkaorat delivered the final boundary-four for Thailand. Sirintra and Sornnarin’s efforts brought the team up to 60, before Sirintra was dismissed at the last bowl of the innings for 14 by Khadiza Tul.

Player of the Match: Salma Khatun (Bangladesh)

Bangladesh was left to chase just 61 to win and it did not take them long. Opener Shamima Sultana delivered a four in the 2nd over, but was dismissed caught by Sornnarin Tippoch off Chanida for 8 at 2.1. Nigar Sultana and partner Ayasha Rahman took the bats to the end of the match. At 2.5 overs Ayasha delivered a four, followed by another at 3.1. Nigar swung another four for Bangladesh at 4.6 overs, ending the first 5 overs 26 for 1.

Nigar’s batting in the next over delivered two more fours and a couple more single runs; which brought the score up to 36. After a few overs, Ayasha’s boundary-six at 11.1 overs won Bangladesh the match with 61 for 1; making this their third win of the series.

ACC WOMEN'S ASIA CUP T20 2018: Thu 7 June

Bangladesh vs Thailand at Kinrara
Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field
Thailand: 60 for 8 off 20 overs
Bangladesh: 62 for 1 off 11.1 overs
Player of the Match: Salma Khatun (Bangladesh)

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Photos by Peter Lim
Filed June 7th, 2018