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Dominant spin bowling awards Pakistan Women A victory over Thailand Women Emerging

By News Desk

November 10, 2023 07:56 PM


Pakistan Women A Friday defeated Thailand Women Emerging by eight wickets in the first T20 of the two-match series played at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.

In the rain-impacted game that was reduced to 15-overs-a-side, impressive spin bowling from the home side helped restrict the visitors to 70-7, which was subsequently chased in 13.2 overs.           

Pakistan Women A chose to field first after winning the toss. In the stipulated 15 overs, Thailand Emerging scored 70 runs at the expense of seven wickets.

Opening batter Nannapat Khoncharoenkai (22, 20b, 3x4s) chipped in some crucial runs up top. Suwanan Khiaoto, who came to bat after the second wicket fell, scored 25 from 26 including three boundaries and carried the innings till the end.

Pakistan skipper Rameen Shamim returned with two wickets for 11. Her fellow off-spinner Omaima Sohail was the pick of the bowlers, taking two wickets and giving just three runs in three overs. Left-arm spinner Saima Malik also took two wickets at the expense of five.

It took Pakistan Women A just 13.2 overs to chase the target. Opening batter Shawaal Zulfiqar was the leading scorer, hitting 31 from 30, including four boundaries. Kaynat Hafeez contributed with an unbeaten 20 off 27, including two fours. Omaima (16 not out, 13b, 2x4s) scored some crucial runs at the end, to take the team over the line.

Kanyakorn Buntahansen and Onnicha Kamchomphu were the only two wicket-takers for the visiting team, taking one scalp each.

The second T20 match will be played on 11 November, at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore. Toss will be conducted at 1030 PKT and the first ball will be bowled at 1100 PKT. The match will be live-streamed on PCB’s YouTube Channel.

Scores in brief

Pakistan Women A beat Thailand Women Emerging by eight wickets

Thailand Women Emerging 70-7, 15 overs (Suwanan Khiaoto 25 not out, Nannapat Khoncharoenkai 22, Thipatcha Putthawong 14; Omaima Sohail 2-3, Saima Malik 2-5, Rameen Shamim 2-11)

Pakistan Women A 73-2, 13.2 overs (Shawaal Zulfiqar 31, Kaynat Hafeez 20 not out, Omaima Sohail 16 not out; Kanyakorn Bunthansen 1-6, Onnicha Kamchomphu 1-15)

Player of the match – Omaima Sohail (Pakistan Women A)


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