ICC Women's T20 World Cup: Thailand humbled by England by 98 runs
Thailand Women’s National Cricket Team was beaten by England Women’s Cricket Team in Group B fixture of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 at the Manuka Oval, Canberra. Winning the toss and opting to bowl, the Thailand Women’s National Cricket Team began brightly by dismissing both the England openers for a duck but that was the last time they were in the game. Heather Knight scored an excellent 66-ball 108 to share an unbeaten 169-run stand with Natalie Sciver (59*).
In reply, the Thailand Women’s Cricket Team kept losing wickets at regular intervals to lose the game by 98 runs. Nattakan Chantam was the top scorer for the side with a score of 32 from 53 balls with four hits to the fence, batting at a strike rate of 60.38. None of the other batters crossed the 20-run mark as England bowled tight lines and lengths to not allow Thailand to getaway.
Anya Shrubsole finished with three wickets while Sciver backed her good effort with the bat to take 2/5 in her two overs. England, with that win, will feel a lot more comfortable after a historic loss to the South Africa Women’s Team in their opening encounter of the mega event. Thailand Women’s National Cricket Team, on the other hand, will look to better their batting performance as they aim to impress one and all in their first-ever appearance in the ICC World Tournament.
Thailand Women’s National Cricket Team will next take on South Africa Women on February 28, 2020 while England will look to get the better of the Pakistan Women’s Cricket Team when they face them on the very same day.