UAE won their game against Hong Kong. ©ICC
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Match 1: Sutthiruang and Laomi help Thailand for a 6-wicket win

The match got delayed due to the rain and became an 8-over-match. Put to bat first, China scored 32 runs in 8 overs with Zhang Mei scoring 11 while no other batters scored in double digits. S Laomi and Chanida Sutthiruang picked up 6 wickets between them.

Wang Meng started the bowling for China and took the wicket in the first over. Chantam scored two boundaries before falling to Wu Juan as Thailand’s openers toppled. Wu Juan of China picked up 2 wickets but the host held their nerve when 5 runs were required of the last over. As Jie gave away only 3 runs in 4 balls, Sutthiruang hit the boundary to beat China by 6 wickets. Chanida Sutthiruang was named the player of the match for taking 3 wickets by giving 3 runs.

Brief Score: China 32/7 (Z Mei 11, C Sutthiruang 3/3) lost to Thailand 35/4 (N Chantam 16, Wu Juan 2/6) by 6 wickets

 

Match 2: Malaysia tops the charts with an all round performance from Mas Elysa

Siow Tzin Yee’s unbeaten 42 helped her team accumulate a total of 139 in 20 overs to which Mas Elysa contributed 33. Mariamma Hyder of Kuwait picked up 2 wickets for 21 runs.

Kuwait was knocked out for 78 as Mas Elysa took two wickets in two balls while picking 3 for 9 to claim the player of the match. Malaysia earned two points as they topped the charts to sit above Thailand as Kuwait lost to them by 63 runs.

Brief Score: Malaysia 139/3 (Siow Tzin Yee 42, Mariamma Hyder 2/21) beat Kuwait 76/10 (Mariamma Hyder 15, Mas Elysa 3/9) by 63 runs

 

Match 3: UAE wins to Hong Kong by 21 runs

Chan Ka Man’s 2 for 14 restricted UAE to 106 for 8 as Esha Oza was the highest run scorer for her side at 19. Hong Kong couldn’t chase the seemingly small total. UAE had been more successful in recent tournaments and they finished as losing finalists behind Thailand in the last Asian Qualifier but Hong Kong looked for improved performance. UAE got 2 wickets after run out and trapped a leg before from Oza in one over as they were restricted to 85 runs to register their first win by 21 runs.

Brief Score: UAE 106/8 (Esha Oza 19, Chan Ka Man 2/14) beat Hongkong 85/5 (Kary Chan 19, Shubha Venkataraman 2/16) by 21 runs