The captains of the squads Sri Lanka and Thailand stood against each other. Sri Lanka women won the toss and chose to bat first in Sylhet Outer Cricket Stadium in Sylhet.
The day was beautiful, with a few cracks and grass covering the pitch, favouring the batters.
Madavi and Athapaththu came up at the crease with Boochatham on the opening bowling attack to begin the battle on the ground.
Madavi rocked back, beat backward square leg with the pull, and hit four in the 2nd ball only. While Athapaththu struggled to get some runs, Harshita Madavi scored 12 off 9 balls in 2 overs.
Amidst the low pace, Athapaththu walked into the drive for her first boundary on a throw from Sutthiruang in the 5th over; Sri Lanka stood at 45-0 after 6 overs.
Putting some effort of 12 runs in 18 deliveries, Athapaththu lost her wicket to Koncharoenkai b Laomi. Hasina Perera joined Madavi to pose Sri Lanka some strength but didn’t contribute enough and got run out, scoring 6(8) in the 11th over. Playing fiercely, Madavi crossed her half-century, getting 54 runs in 50, leaving Sri Lanka at 89-2 after 13 overs.
After 15 overs, SLW crossed the century, scoring 105 at a loss of 2 wickets.
To support the wonderful batting of Madavi, Nilakshi de Silva played some good shots, hit the ball long above the boundary, and got the first six of the innings on a ball from Boochatham, and Sri Lanka stood at 125-2 after 17 overs.
Scoring a huge 81 off 69 deliveries, Madavi lost her wicket to Boochatham. The cumulative efforts of the Sri Lanka women’s squad set a run mark of 156-5 in 20 overs.
For the 157 run chase of 157 runs, Thailand women came up on the crease, Koncharoenkai, and Natthakan Chantham opened the batting with Sugandika Kumari on the bowling attack. Both the batters scored 11 runs in 2 overs.
Getting 7 runs in 12 balls, Natthakan Chantham lost her wicket to Achini Kulasuriya. Koncharoenkai played good shots, hitting two fours in the same over, Thailand women squad stood at 30-1 after 5 overs, and Koncharoenkal lost her wicket to Ranaweera.
After that, Thailand women found it difficult to score some runs and crossed half-century, scoring 52-2 after 11 overs. Chaiwai hit the first six for the Thailand women on a delivery from Kavisha Dilhari.
The partnership of Phannita Maya and Chanida Sutthiruang moved the score to 84-4 after 16 overs. The Thai squad could restrict the score to 107-5 in 20 overs.
Sri Lanka won the match by 49 runs, with Harshitha Madavi being the player of the match.
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