At Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet, the captains came up for the toss and Thailand women won the toss where they opted to field first. The pitch was really in good condition and batters could get really good shots in the gameplay.
Shafali Verma and Mandhana opened the batting with Boochatham on the opening bowling attack.
India women scored 6 runs in the first over. In the second over, Mandhana smashed the first boundary of the innings on a throw from Sutthiruang.
Pacing up the match, Mandhana and Verma hit multiple fours, drifting into the stumps, standing at score of 34-0 after 4 overs. Getting 13 off 14, Mandhana lost her wicket to Phannita Maya.
Jemimah Rodrigues took the batting charge but didn’t contribute much enough while the wonderful innings played by Shafalim, India women successfully crossed half-century, standing at a score of 51-1 after 7 overs. Tippoch impeded the gameplay of Verma and took her wicket after overs.
Playing flighted deliveries, the pair hammered back to back fours, helping India cross the century, standing at 105-2 after 13 overs. Adding significant runs, 27 off 26, Rodrigues lost her wicket on a throw from Thipatcha Putthawong. India stood at 126-4 after 17 overs.
Wrapping the first innings of 20 overs, India women set a run score of 148-6. Shefali Verma played a knock of 42 runs in the inning.
To chase the run score of 149, Koncharoenkai and Natthakan Chantham opened the batting attack while Deepti Sharma came up for opening the bowling attack.
Thai women started it slow and got just 1 run in the first over. Koncharoenkai played a nice shot to hit the first boundary in the 2nd over. Getting just 5 off 10 balls, Koncharoenkai lost her wicket early to Deepti Sharma and the Thai women stood at 10-1 after 4 overs. The side lost their wickets frequently and moved the score to 28-4 after 9 overs.
Cumulatively, they managed to cross the half-century after 15 overs, getting a score of 50-4 after 15 overs.
The partnership of Naruemol Chaiwai and Nattaya Boochatham weren’t of much help for Thailand as they could only stand to shift the score to 61.
With Shafali Verma on the bowling attack, Rosenan Kanoh could only get 5 off 4. India women had a firing bowling on the pitch, bowling out the Thai women frequently and they were at just 72-8 after 19 overs.
Thai women could only manage to score 74-9 after 20 overs and India women won the match by huge 74 runs.
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