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Women's Asia Cup 2022: Thailand Vs Pakistan Highlights - Thailand Women made history against Pakistan by defeating them by 4 wickets.

Pakistan spinners kept Thailand batters at bay while chasing a modest 117-run goal. On the other hand, Thailand chased down the target on the last ball of the match, led by Nattakan Chantham.

Natthakan Chantham’s half-century aided Thailand’s first-ever four-wicket victory against Pakistan at Sylhet.

Pakistan spinners kept Thailand batters at bay while chasing a modest 117-run goal. On the other hand, Thailand chased down the target on the last ball of the match, led by Nattakan Chantham.

Natthakan Chantham’s half-century helped Thailand win their opening Asia Cup encounter against Pakistan by four wickets on Thursday at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.

Thailand has moved to fifth place in the Asia Cup points table with two points, and one wins in three matches.

Pakistan is second in the points standings, with four points and two victories from three games.

In their first innings, Pakistan scored 116/5 in 20 overs. Sidra Ameen batted superbly, scoring 56 runs off 64 balls. Sornnarin Tippoch finished her four overs with 2/20.

Other bowlers also produced frugal periods, slowing Pakistan’s run rate.

Thailand knocked down the target of 117 with four wickets in hand, owing to Chantham’s 61.

Chasing 117, wicketkeeper-batter Nannapat Koncharoenkai and Chantham got Thailand off to a good start, putting up 40 runs for the first wicket.

Then, twin strikes from spinner Tuba Hassan (2/18) knocked out Koncharoenkai (13) and Chanida Sutthiruang (0), dropping Thailand to 40/2.

Then, captain Naruemol Chaiwai joined Chantham in the pursuit. For a time, the two kept the scoreboard ticking.

Kainat Imtiaz, a medium pacer, interrupted the duo’s 42-run partnership by dismissing Chaiwai for 17 off 23 balls. Thailand had a score of 82/3.

Thailand needed 35 runs in 27 balls at this point.

Following this, Chantham reached her half-century and continued to bat despite losing wickets on the opposing side.

She was sent out for 61 off 51 balls by spinner Nida Dar. Thailand finished with a score of 105/6 in 18.4 overs, requiring 12 runs in eight balls.

Chantham scored 61 runs off 51 balls to lay the basis for Thailand’s greatest historic cricket triumph. Her inning had two sixes and five fours.

Naruemol Chaiwai, the captain of Thailand, finished second with 17 points.

With four wickets in hand, Thailand needed ten runs to win the final, but Rosenan Kanoh struck the game-winning boundary off Pakistan’s Diana Baig to ease pressure and bring the team home with one ball remaining.

“We are overjoyed. Pakistan is a formidable opponent. We want to defeat every team, but for now, we are simply enjoying our fielding and batting.

We want our squad to have fun, and victory will follow. We did not bowl the right length and line in the past two games. “They did a good job today,” Thailand captain Chaiwai stated after the victory.

Earlier, despite opener Sidra Ameen’s half-century, Pakistan’s women were held to 116/5.

Aside from Sidra, no other Pakistani hitter scored more than 20 runs. Sornnarin Tippoch was Thailand’s standout bowler, taking 2/20.

“I was somewhat upset with the manner we batted. The hitters have not demonstrated intent.

Of course, batting fell short. The set hitters were there, but they could not put up a good score.

A total of 130 or more would be ideal. “They did not show intent, which disappointed me as a captain,” said Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof.

Pakistan will play their subsequent encounter against arch-rivals Team India on Friday.

Harmanpreet Kaur’s Team presently leads the points table with three victories in three matches.

Thailand crossed the finish line with a ball to spare and four wickets in hand to Nattaya Boochatham (3*) and Rosenan Kanoh (9*).

Pakistan’s notable bowlers were Tuba Hassan (2/18) and Nida Dar (2/26). In addition, Nashra Sandhu and Kainat Imtiaz both grabbed one wicket.

Pakistan has already chosen to bat first. Thipatcha Putthawong caught Muneeba Ali for 15 runs in 14 balls, leaving Pakistan at 25/1.

Pakistan is 43/2 after skipper Bismah Maroof fell for three runs.

Sidra Ameen and Nida Dar kept the scoreboard ticking, putting on a 41-run stand before Tippoch caught Nida for 12.

Ameen maintained one end stable, reaching her half-century mark. Tippoch took her second wicket of the match when she bowled Ayesha Naseem for 8 points.

In the last over, Ameen was also run out.

Pakistan finished with a total of 116/5 in 20 overs.

Thailand’s wicket-takers were Tippoch (2/20) and Thipatcha Putthawong (1/21).

Chantham was named ‘Man of the Match after hitting 61 from 51 balls to help her side win this historic match.

Thailand Vs Pakistan Scores

Women’s Asia Cup, Pakistan – 116/5 (Sidra Ameen 56; Sornnarin Tippoch 2/20) lost.

Women’s Asia Cup, Thailand – 117/6 in 19.5 overs (Natthakan Chantham 61; Tuba Hassan 2/18)