Thailand hand Bangladesh shock defeat

Thailand previously beat Zimbabwe by 8 runs in their first match

Thailand hand Bangladesh shock defeat

BDCricTime Staff
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Thailand have created yet another major upset beating Bangladesh by 16 runs (DLS method) in Group B game of the Women's Cricket World Cup Qualifier at Harare Sports Club.
Thailand previously beat Zimbabwe by 8 runs in their first match before giving a scare to Pakistan, whom they bowled out for 145 runs before losing by 52 runs.
Nattaya Boochatham's 5 for 29 and Sornnanin Tippoch's half-century have scripted the nation's potential greatest cricket moment to date.
Asked to bat, Bangladesh had a sluggish start as they lost last match's centurion Sharmin Akhter and skipper Nigar Sultana for 1 each. Murshida Khatun hung for 80 balls for her 46 runs, while Fargana Hoque scored an 81-ball 51.
The scoring rate did not help Bangladesh throughout the innings. Lata Mondal's late 34-ball 29 could only help the group-toppers post 176/8 on board, allowing Thailand a shot at historic win. 
The opening partnership of Tippoch and Natthakan Chantham frustrated Bangladesh bowlers by holding on the crease till 27.5 overs from which they put on 97 runs.
Tippoch was the top scorer with 69 runs off 113 balls. Her partner made 69-ball 37. Bangladesh had both the openers back in the hut but rain and bad light allowed only 39.2 overs to be bowled.
Thailand's 132/2 was enough to seal their second victory of the tournament to push for Super Six, from which only three will make it to the World Cup in New Zealand in 2022.
In the other Group B match, Zimbabwe pulled off a thrilling one-wicket win over USA at Takashinga Sports Club. Meanwhile in Group A, Ireland defended 199 against Netherlands at Sunrisers Sports Club to open their account.