By Richard Lockwood

Sornnarin Tippoch, captain of Thailand women’s cricket team, reached a historic landmark in her side’s victory over Singapore at Prem when she made the first hundred ever to be scored in the ACC Women’s Championship now in its fourth edition.

She recorded an unbeaten 108 from 75 balls with nine fours as Thailand reached an impressive total of 214 for 4 in 25 overs and then restricted Singapore to just 85 for eight to win by 129 runs.

Thailand qualified for the semi-finals from Group B with their fourth win in four matches, and China also recorded their fourth win as they beat Qatar by 111 runs at Royal Chiang Mai. Huang Zhou scored 71 not out in a total of 157 for two and Han Lili and Zhou Haijie each claimed four wickets as Qatar were bowled out for 46.

The two semi-finalists from Group A have also been decided as Hong Kong recovered from a precarious 18 for six against Bhutan at Prem to reach 105 for 7 and this was enough to win by 16 runs as the opposition could make only 89 for 8.

Nepal won much more easily at Royal Chiang Mai as Malaysia scored only 65 for 8 in 25 overs and Nepal reached their target in 11.3 overs to win by seven wickets.

The top two teams now play each other to decide the winners of both groups and who will face who in the semi-finals that will be played on Wednesday 30th January.

In the day’s other match, Iran beat Kuwait by eight wickets at Gymkhana. Varshini Suresh scored 68 not out for Kuwait in a total of 129 for 6 but Iran chased down a testing target with four overs to spare thanks to 56 not out from Roya Kaheni.


Hong Kong beat Bhutan by 16 runs
Nepal beat Malaysia by seven wickets
Iran beat Kuwait by eight wickets
Thailand beat Singapore by 129 runs
China beat Qatar by 111 runs

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Filed January 27th, 2013