To decide the match’s fate, the captains of both the squads came up for the toss, and Pakistan took the lead and opted to bat first.
The pitch was a little grassy with bare patches around. The dry conditions of the pitch were also favourable for the spinners and the seamers.
To open the batting attack, Muneeba Ali and Ameen came to the crease with Sutthiruang on the bowling attack.
Pakistan started the match slowly and scored nine runs after 2 overs, with Muneeba Ali hitting the first boundary of the innings on a throw from Boochatham.
Thipatcha Putthawong took the first wicket of Pakistan women, Muneeba Ali, scoring 15 off 14 deliveries. Sidra Ameen and Bismah Maroof moved the score to 35-1 after seven overs.
Bismah Maroof joined Ameen but couldn’t pose Pak any strength and lost the wicket to Phannita Maya, getting just two runs off 7 balls.
Playing some good shots and smashing multiple fours, Pakistan crossed the half-century. Pak stood at 51-2 after ten overs. Getting single runs in the 10th and 11th over, Ameen smashed two fours consequently in the 12th over, dragging the score to 72-2 after 13 overs.
Scoring 11 runs in 19 balls, Nida Dar lost her wicket to Tippoch and got caught out to Rosenan Kanoh.
The steps of Ayesha Naseem added the first six to the side of Pak on delivery from Kamchomphu, but she left the pitch early when Pak scored 95-3 after 17 overs.
Sidra Ameen scored 50 single-handedly in 18.3 overs. Playing the last over, the partnership of Aliya Roaz and Omaima Sohail managed to restrict their score to 116-5 in 20 overs.
For the run chase of 117 runs, Koncharoenkai and Natthakan Chantham came up for the batting attack to face the bowling of Diana Baig.
Finding the gap, Koncharoenkai smashed the first boundary in the 2nd ball, and the Thai women’s squad got 11-0 after 2 overs. Thailand women didn’t lose any wicket till 7 overs which was their best-ever stand for any wicket in the Asia Cup matches.
The run-association of Nannapat Koncharoenkai and Natthakan Chantham led Thailand to score 39-0 after 8 overs. Moving the scores to 52-2 in 11 overs, Thai women easily crossed half-century.
Natthakan Chantham got a mighty blow for a six to the side on a throw from Omaima Sohail, moving the score to 73-2 after 14 overs. Scoring 17 off 23 balls, Chaiwai lost her wicket to Kainat Imtiaz. Tippoch joined Natthakan Chantham but left the pitch early, getting 3 runs in 5 balls.
Smashing a six in 16.6 overs, Natthakan Chantham scored 50 runs, leaving Thai squad at 97-4 after 17 overs.
For the last over, Rosenan Karoh and Nattaya Boochatham, at the crease, scored a total of 117/6 in 19.5 overs.
Thailand women took the lead on the scoreboard by 4 wickets against Pakistan women.
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