Heather Knight: "It's a nice reminder that I scored faster than Nat. She started pretty quickly but I kind of got ahead. It's sometimes hard to keep our standards once you know you've won the game. It was all about getting the job done and we did. We have a day off before the next game. Every game is a must-win for us."
Sornnarin Tippoch: "It was a challenging day for us. We weren't under real pressure and tried to do on the field. We are always trying to improve and working on our aggressive game."
Heather Knight for her unbeaten 108: Feels good to be back with a good performance. It was just about staying calm and Nat's brilliant at that. Whenever there's opportunity to score, we did so. The track was certainly two-paced. When you got it full it was easy to hit.
Expected result! Thailand were never in line to win the game, but two quick wickets at the start got everybody excited. But the pair of Natalie Sciver and Heather Knight killed the game with their humongous 169-run unbeaten stand.
Thailand's batting was always going to be suspect against the English attack. Although they did well to just lose one wicket in the first half of the chase. But since then, Sciver as well as Anya Shrubsole struck regularly to peg the Thai side back. Shrubsole finished with three wickets while Sciver picked two. Presentation to follow...
Thailand 78/7 in 20 overs, lost by 98 runs.
Naruemol Chaiwai pummelled the last ball of the game to the mid-wicket fence, but that couldn't prevent England from winning by a huge margin, the biggest in T20 World Cups.
Thailand 65/6 in 18 overs.
Anya Shrubsole nailed a direct hit from mid-wicket to catch Wongpaka Liengprasert short. Such has been the day for Thailand that they are left staring at a big defeat...
Thailand 56/5 in 15.4 overs, need 121 more.
Anya Shrubsole fires it very wide outside off, Sornnarin Tippoch looks to drive but drags her back foot out. Enough time there for Amy Jones to whip the bails off. It was a wide ball though.
Thailand 52/4 in 13.5 overs.
Thailand are now losing wickets in clusters. Chanida Sutthiruang looks to power the length ball from Natalie Sciver over mid-on. Fails to get it over Lauren Winfield there, who takes it after running to her right a bit.
Thailand 50/3 in 13.1 overs.
Nannapat Koncharoenkai saw the ball short and tried to pull it. But the Natalie Sciver delivery stayed low and disturbed the stumps.
Thailand 48/2 in 12.2 overs, need 129 more.
End of Nattakan Chantham's resistance for 32. She misses flicking a flighted ball from Sophie Ecclestone to the on side. Gets struck in front of the stumps. She thought about the DRS before opting to not take it. Three reds!
Thailand 37/1 in 10 overs, need 140 more.
After the early fall of Nattaya Boochatham, Nattakan Chantham and Nannapat Koncharoenkai have hung in there. Chantham is on 27 off 45. The duo is trying their shots but aren't really getting the desired results...
Thailand 27/1 in 6 overs.
Nattakan Chantham's strokeplay has been a joy to watch. She is creaming the seam bowlers through the in-field on the off side. She is batting on 21 in 25.
Debbie Hockley on-air is also pleased with her footwork, that has been positive. Chantham hasn't shied away from walking down the track even against seamers.
Thailand 17/1 in 3 overs, need 160 more.
Nattakan Chantham hit a couple of fours off Anya Shrubsole in the third over. She first got an outside edge through slips before driving one square through the off side.
Thailand 1/1 in 0.4 overs
It's a golden duck for Nattaya Boochatham, who is trapped in front of the stumps by Anya Shrubsole.
Heather Knight says, "I think it was a good start after two wickets. I cashed in on the back end of the innings with some shots. It's always lovely to bat here and I just went with the flow. We wanted to have a partnership and we just about went without business without any pressure."
What a brilliant comeback for England. After Thailand struck twice in the second over itself sending back both the openers for ducks, it was Heather Knight and Natalie Sciver all the way with a record-breaking unbeaten 169-run partnership off 110 balls. They just hit the Thailand bowlers all around the park as Sornnarin Tippoch's side lost the plot slowly.
This was the highest partnership in T20 World Cups for any wicket and the highest team total in this edition of the competition. This is also the highest score for Knight in her T20I career. Sadly, nothing good really to write about Thailand, apart from their smile yet again.
England 176/2 in 20 overs
What a knock for the England captain Heather Knight under pressure. She reaches her maiden T20I century with a double in the final over of the innings off Chanida Sutthiruang. A proud moment for England. This is also the first in the tournament so far. Brilliant knock!
Heather Knight 108*, Natalier Sciver 59*
England 131/2 in 16 overs
Natalie Sciver notches up her second half-century of the tournament in 45 balls. She has also hit an exact fifty in their loss against South Africa. Her third in the last four innings. She also goes on top in the tournament batting charts eclipsing Sri Lanka captain Chamari Atapattu.
England 116/2 in 15 overs
Complete domination by England as Natalie Sciver and Heather Knight complete their 100-run partnership of a single off Soraya Lateh. It is also the duo's maiden century stand and the first for England since 2012 in T20 World Cups. This is also the first 100-run stand in this edition of T20 World Cup.
England 96/2 in 13 overs
Half-century for Heather Knight off 38 balls with a single off Padunglerd. It is also her maiden World Cup fifty and fourth of her career -- all have come in at this ground. Truly a captain's innings. She also completed her 1000 runs in T20Is.
England 74/2 in 10 overs
England look to have cracked the Thailand code as both Natalie Sciver and Heather Knight are going strong after a devastating start. Too many misfields from Thailand players.
Anya Shrubsole to on-field broadcaster: "Obviously don’t want to lose too many wickets but these two are playing well so far. We have footage of theirs that we looked at. But obviously you want to focus more on yourself than the opposition. We are targeting 150-160."
England 58/2 in 8 overs
50-run partnership between Natalie Sciver and Heather Knight for England. It is also the first half-century stand between the two in T20Is.
FACT: The Manuka Oval has been a happy hunting ground for Knight as she has all her half-centuries (three) at this ground.
England 45/2 in 6 overs
After losing both the openers for ducks early in the innings, England have made a pretty good recovery with Natalie Sciver and skipper Heather Knight. While Sciver has got four boundaries in her 22-ball 24, Knight hit three in her 12-ball 14.
England 12/2 in 2 overs
Another wicket goes down for England as Danielle Wyatt goes for a duck. Pretty miserable to see two ducks at the top of the order. Soraya Lateh gets the wicket. Wyatt tries to step down the ground, looking to go inside-out and slices at cover-point only for Wongpaka Liengprasert to pluck the ball just above the turf. But Thailand were guilty of conceding 11 runs in extras.
England 1/1 in 1 over
Amy Jones departs for a duck. She tries to charge down the ground, got completely deceived and Nannapat Koncharoenkai does a brilliant work behind the remove the bails. Dream start for Thailand and Nattaya Boochatham. Natalie Sciver comes in the middle. Just one run of the over.
Both sides started at the WACA in Perth and Thailand struggled with the bounce. They are pretty diminutive in size and they weren’t able to get above the bounce. Compare that with Canberra, the bounce is less. This pitch won’t affect them with the bounce. It’s a perfect grass pitch and perfect for swing. So it was bounce at the WACA, here it’s the lateral and swing that Thailand have to account for.
Thailand have won the toss and will bowl first. Both teams are going with unchanged XIs.
Thailand captain Sornnarin Tippoch: We are confident with our field and bowling side and will try to restrict them.
England captain Heather Knight: I was going to bat too. It looks like a good wicket, put runs on the board and then see. Batting was a big let down, the middle-order phase of the innings cost us the game (against South Africa). We have got a lot of footage of the Thailand team so we know some things and are prepared.
Hello and welcome once again for the match No.7 of the T20 World Cup between England and Thailand at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. Both the teams have lost their opening matches and would look to get their first points on the table.
While England lost the other night against a spirited South Africa, Thailand had to bow down in front of West Indies skipper Stafanie Taylor's resolute batting in their opener.
FACT: This is the same ground where England have beaten Australia in a Super Over during the T20 Tri-series couple of weeks ago.
Scintillating Knight too good for ThailandAfter losing the first game, England bounced back in style defeating Thailand by 98 runs in their T20 World Cup encounter at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Wednesday (February 26). The margin of defeat was biggest in terms of numbers in the history of the event. Skipper Heather Knight scored her maiden T20I ton and remained unbeaten on 108, thus becoming only the first woman to score centuries in all three formats. After the loss of both the openers early in the inning, Knight along with Natalie Sciver resurrected the England innings with an unbeaten 169-run stand for the fourth…
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