Pakistan ladies 70 for two (Nahida 38, Tippoch 1-9) beat Thailand ladies 68 (Chantam 17, Tippoch 17, Sana Mir 2-7) by eight wickets
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Two-time Asia Cup runners-up Pakistan pulverised Thailand by eight wickets on the opening day of the 2018 version courtesy 4 mixed wickets between the spin troika of Sana Mir, Nashra Sandhu and Nida Dar and an unbeaten 38 from Participant-of-the-Match Nahida Khan. Pakistan restricted Thailand to 67 for eight earlier than Nahida and Javeria Khan’s unbeaten 24-run stand sealed the chase with almost seven overs to spare.
Thailand captain Sornnarin Tippoch’s resolution to bat first backfired as solely two batsmen – opener Nattakan Chantam and Tippoch herself, in at No. 5 – managed to notch up double-digit scores. Their equivalent particular person tally of 17 proved insufficient within the face of the offspin offensive from Mir and Dar who returned 2 for 7 and 1 for 11 respectively. Left-arm spinner Sandhu eliminated Chantam contained in the Powerplay and later she ran out No. three batsman Nattaya Boochatham for a duck.
Languishing at 37 for four midway into the innings, Thailand might solely add one other 30 within the final 10 overs on the expense of one other 4 wickets. Whereas wicketkeeper Sidra Nawaz caught Tippoch wanting her floor, the tempo bowling duo of Diana Baig and Kainat Imtiaz snaffled one lower-order wicket every.
Pakistan’s chase, nonetheless, suffered two jolts inside 9 overs as opener Muneeba Ali and captain Bismah Maroof really feel for six every. Nahida’s unbeaten 38 steered the innings, whereas Javeria ended her 19-ball 18 with a 4, wrapping up the sport within the 14th over.