Thailand captain Sornnarin Tippoch: I think they had to go positive and aggressive and both the openers batter really well. We took it as the last time for us in T20 World Cup and we went positive. It's a big stage for us and we want to keep doing well. They will happy the same like us. We will be like superstars in our country. Yeah, we will be preparing for the next T2o World Cup again.
Pakistan captain Javeria Khan: She has had surgery two days back and will be fit soon. Yes, definitely it gave us the lesson that in T20 cricket no team is big or small. They taught us many things today. It was a day no bowlers were able to execute their plans. We walk away with heads held high.
It's official. The match has been called off due to continuous rain with Thailand and Pakistan sharing points in their last game. Earlier, it was a complete entertainment from the Thailand openers Nattaya Boochatham and Nattakan Chantham. Both the players took over the Pakistan bowlers and hit them all round the park and also notched up Thailand's first 100-run mark in the T20 World Cup. Now we have to wait to see if South Africa and West Indies can get on. It doesn't look good at the moment.
The rain has increased and Thailand players have went inside the dressing room from the dugout and the forecast says it might rain on the day of semifinals too i.e. March 5.
It's raining again, a bit harder than before. The covers are already on with the umpires not quite ready to start the game. Talks are on with both the captains.
On-field umpires: Since the end of the first innings the rain has got heavier. 30 minutes before we start losing overs. We will just keep an eye on the weather at the moment.
Nattakan Chantham: I am really happy to play like this. I am sure of Thailand get to play more teams like this and we will do good. I followed my plans and did my job. The more we play the more we improve.
Thailand 150/3 in 20 overs.
A wicket and four runs in the final over. Pakistan need 151 runs to win. Looks pretty daunting for Pakistan. This is also Thailand's highest total in T20Is.
NOTE: Pakistan's highest successful run chase in T20Is was 139 against South Africa.
Thailand 116/2 in 16 overs
Diana Baig takes a screamer. Nattakan Chantham departs for well-made 56. Trying to push the ball through to the leg side, Chantham gets a low leading edge and Baig pulls it out of the ground sensationally. Outstanding innings comes to an end. Nannapat Koncharoenkai and Chanida Sutthiruang in the middle.
Thailand 108/1 in 15 overs
Nattakan Chantham gets to her third T20I fifty and first at this T20 World Cup with a boundary off Syed Aroob Shah. A brilliant knock from the 24-year-old. This is also the first time Thailand crossed the 100-run mark in this T20 World Cup.
Thailand 93/1 in 13.3 overs
Pakistan finally get the first breakthrough as Nattaya Boochatham departs just six runs short of her fifty. Anam Amin gets her 50th T20I wicket.
Thailand 70/0 in 10 overs
Brilliant batting by the Thailand openers. Wonder why they didn't play like this in their previous matches. Nattaya Boochatham hits another couple of boundaries off Syed Aroob Shah to end on a high at the halfway stage. The sweep Boochatham hit towards the square boundary for four even made opposition skipper Javeria Khan laud their batting. Boochatham is batting on 34 while Nattakan Chantham is on 31.
FACT: Before this match, Thailand had hit 16 boundaries in three games. And in this match, they have already 13 to their name.
Thailand 49/0 in 6 overs
The Thailand openers are going bonkers against the Pakistani attack hitting boundaries all round the park. After Nattakan Chantham broke free against Anam Amin, her opening partner Nattaya Boochatham has also joined the party hitting Aliya Riaz for two fours in the sixth over. This is also their highest power-play score in this World Cup.
Thailand 25/0 in 4 overs
Nattakan Chantham is surely breaking the shackles for Thailand. The right-hander hit spinner Anam Amin for four glorious boundaries through the off-side much to the happiness of a handful of Thai supporters.
Thailand 9/0 in 3 overs
Decent start by Pakistan in their final match of the tournament as Thailand openers struggling hard against Daina Baig's pace. Earlier, Nattaya Boochatham was dropped at the first slip by Omaima Sohail off the bowling of Baig in the very first over.
Thailand captain Sornnarin Tippoch: We are batting first and want to get them the score, and keep them under pressure. Bowling and fielding are our strength so we want to defend.
Pakistan captain Javeria Khan: Would have bowled first keeping in mind the overcast conditions. We would like to restrict them to a low total and chase then. We now have to keep in mind what to do at what time and with more matches we play we will get better. We have one change with Ayesha Naseem making her debut in place of Aimen Anwar.
A bit of work done by groundsmen and the pitch looks pretty firm. Anything around 130 would be a good score to defend for the team batting first. No drizzle at the moment. Match to start as scheduled. Follow Yash Lahoti @YvLahoti on Twitter for more such updates all the way from Australia.
Thailand have won the toss and will bat first. While Thailand go unchanged, Pakistan have made only one change -- Aimen Anwar makes way for debutant Ayesha Naseem.
TOSS: A bit of rain around but THAILAND HAVE OPTED TO BAT— Women's CricZone (@WomensCricZone) March 3, 2020
Thailand are unchanged.
Pakistan hand a debut to Ayesha Naseem, leaving out Aiman Anwer.https://t.co/ppo1aC0wTO | #T20WorldCup #PAKvTHA pic.twitter.com/lDXmEYJW67
Hello and welcome everyone to the penultimate Group B encounter between Pakistan and Thailand. With the semifinalists already set, both the teams have one last opportunity to finish the tournament well.
The other match of the day is between South Africa and West Indies, the result of which will decide the semifinal line-ups.
Rain dashes Thailand's hopes after strong batting performanceRain robbed Thailand of a chance to create history as their match against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup in Sydney on Tuesday (March 3) was called off due to persistent rain. Thailand saved their best for their last match as they put on a spirited batting performance, which left Pakistan shell-shocked. Their openers Nattakan Chantham (56) and Nattaya Boochatham (44) put on stand worth 93 runs – the second-highest in this year’s T20 World Cup, which enabled Thailand to make 150. On a slow track, Thailand openers Chantham and Boochatham started confidently and scored 49 runs inside the power…
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