ACC WOMEN'S TWENTY20, DAY 5: THAILAND MAKES SURE OF SEMIS

Sornnarin Tippoch and Nattaya Boochatham brought Thailand home

  • ACC Women's Twenty20, Day 5
  • Kuwait v Thailand at KEC
  • Thailand won the toss and elected to field
  • Thailand's Tippakorn Gatekam is down with the flu according to physio Barbara McHerron (no dispenser of antibiotics she) and is back at the team hotel being looked after by Inon Sripak, 12th man is Kaewkan Mongsomai and the Thai team today therefore is...
  • Thailand: Sornnarin Tippoch (capt.), Pundarika Prathanmitr, Nantanit Khonchan, Supranon Hengrathok, Nattakan Chantam, Nattaya Boochatham, Rattana Sangsoma, Phira-on Kamla, Narumon Srisuwan, Sirintra Saengsakaorat, Ratanaporn Padunglerd
  • Kuwait: Siobhan Gomez (Capt.), Khadija Khalil, Afia Khan, Khansa Irfan, Maryam Omar, Sabreen Zaki, Anisha D'Silva, Jocelyn Travasso, Varshin Suresh, Sumbal Naeem, Zeenath David, 12th: Jawairia Minhas
  • Narumon Srisuwan RM takes the new ball for Thailand, Khansa Irfan and Afia Khan are the Kuwait openers
  • Breeze has picked up this afternoon, a cool one, temperature's dropping
  • As has Afia Khan for 0, bowled by Narumon and Kuwait are 4 for 1 after four balls
  • Nattakan Chantam finding seam movement off the deck, the first bowler I've seen this tournament so far, beats nuggety Khansa Irfan twice outside off, and has a chance missed by her captain at short-extra too, 1 off the over after all that and Kuwait are 5 for 1 after 2 overs
  • Khansa Irfan receiving treatment from her physio after being pinned on the inner thigh by Nattakan
  • Khansa Irfan one of those players that look good - until they get out
  • Siobhan Gomez, Kuwait's captain, RHB is facing Narumon RM. A hitter, but caution and batting through 20 overs is the Kuwait gameplan
  • Narumon fires one in, looked faster from the hand before it even reached the batter and Gomez is indeed bowed, 0 off 7 and Kuwait are 5 for 2 in the third over
  • Mathematically, if Kuwait win this match by a big margin, they have a chance of reaching the semi-finals at Thailand's expense. Doesn't look like it'll happen but you never know. WICKET MAIDEN by Narumon, Thailand 5 for 2 after 3 overs
  • Everyone inside the circle for Thailand, Nattakan and Narumon bowling well, Kuwait being tested
  • Not yet bested, but certainly tested
  • New Kuwait batter is Varshini Suresh RHB, hit a 6 in Singapore for Kuwait U-19s in October
  • After 5 overs at KEC, Kuwait are 8 for 2 against Thailand, Nattakan Chantam bowling the better of the 2 Thai girls, Kuwait's batters Varshani and Khansa having to keep out the good balls mostly. Survival's a noble fight at the moment but it's not getting runs on the board
  • Such is the hold of the Thai fielders on the Thai batters it seems, that even when singles are on offer they are not being taken, after 6 overs, Kuwait are 9 for 2
  • Short-extra and short mid-wicket in for Narumon as she bowls to Khansa Irfan at the start of the 7th over
  • Two down to backward point by Khansa, followed by a drive through off and Kuwait are moving forward, 13 for 2 in the seventh over, Varshani Suresh yet to get off the mark
  • Wides still top-scoring so far as Kuwait are 14 for 2 after 7 overs
  • Narumon Srisuwan finishes her bowling for the day 4-1-11-2, Nattaya Boochatham RFM on in place of Nattakan 3-0-3-0 so far
  • Thaiand's bowling has impressed so far this tournament, with Hong Kong they have been the best on show so far
  • Varshini good shot for no runs, and an almost run-out, and plays and misses, slow ball tried and it's wide, short-ball hits Varshini on the gloves and it's all happening here at KEC, Kuwait 16 for 2 after 8 overs
  • Nantanit Khonchan OB comes on in place of Narumon, fine leg ten yards in from the boundary for her
  • Varshini Suresh off the mark, after 18 balls, Kuwait 20 for 2 after 9 overs
  • WICKET Boochatham strikes, Varshini dinks to Tippoch at short-extra and Kuwait are 20 for 3 in the 10th over, Varshini out for 1
Thailand's Nattaya Boochatham: Good lines

  • And here at KEC, Sabreen Zaki comes and goes after 3 balls, bowled, Boochatham's WICKET again and Kuwait are 21 for 4 in the 10th
  • Khansa Irfan is 7* after 29 balls, only 8 have come off the bat in Kuwait's 21 at the half-way stage
  • Thailand's captain Sornnarin Tippoch marshalling her troops well
  • Good shot by Khansa, driving square off Nattaya, and Kuwait are 25 for 4 in the 11th
  • WICKET Run-out ,her legs are small, but she's fast is Khansa Irfan, nevertheless she can't beat the throw as Maryam Omar calls her through. She goes for 10 (33 balls) and Kuwait are 25 for 5 in the 11th
  • Khadija Khalil, in a red headscarf, RHB, is the new Kuwait batter
  • Khadija edges Nattaya Boochatham to third man for 2 and the score moves on to 27 in the 12th over
  • WICKET Four fielders converge on a Khadija slice behind the wicket off Nantanit but its Narumon who bags it running in from point and holds on in spite of a collision with another fielder, Kuwait 29 for 6 in the 13th over, Khadija 2 off 5 balls
  • Rattana Sangsoma OB on in place of Nattaya Boochatham 3-0-7-2
  • Creates a CHANCE straight away but Thailand's captain at short-extra misreads the Maryam miscue and can't get forward to the ball in time, Kuwait 30 for 0 after 14 overs
  • Turn for Rattana off this track
  • Five overs to go, Kuwait are 33 for 6
  • Tall girl, gets some bounce too does Rattana
  • Sumbal Naeem 2* off 11 balls and Maryam Omar 2* off 15 balls are the Kuwait batters, Kuwait 34 for 6 after 16 overs
  • Kuwait parching along here, 38 for 7, WICKET as Maryam falls, bowled by Nattakan RFM, Nattakan 4-0-7-1, Kuwait 38 for 7 with three overs to go
  • Hard CHANCE to Rattana at silly point, standing like a softball fielder, as Sumbal drives firmly, its grassed and Kuwait are 41 for 7 after 18 overs
  • At the other ACC women's match in Kuwait, China are 115 for 4 with an over to go
  • Nattaya finishes her quota, 4-0-10-2, Kuwait 44 for 7, last over coming up
  • Rattana to bowl the last over, Anisha D'Silva facing
  • Kuwait finish on 47 for 7, Khansa Irfan top-scoring for them with 10, though wides were outstanding with 21. Shouldn't be difficult for Thailand but "you never know" as they say in quite a few parts of the cricketing world (not just in bars)
  • Narumon 4-1-11-2, Nattaya 4-0-10-2 the prominent bowlers for Thailand
  • Back at KEC in Kuwait and Thailand's openers Pundarika Prathanmitr and Narumon Srisuwan both go out to bat, Sabreen Zaki LFM takes the Kuwait new ball
  • FOUR to Pundarika, mid-on no chance as the short ball was pulled hard and Thailand are 6 for 0 after four balls
  • Sabreen Zaki has a lot going for her, a whole-hearted trier and has pace off a long-run up but no two consecutive actions are the same, Kuwait 6 for 0 after 1 over
  • WICKET Siobhan Gomez strikes! Narumon playing a cross-batted shot, off and middle are knocked back and Thailand are 6 for 1 after 10 balls
She tried hard did Kuwait's captain

  • WICKET MAIDEN to Siobhan Gomez, Kuwait's captain
  • Sornnarin Tippoch LHB is the new batter, Thailand's captain. Target of 48
  • Gomez fields a Pundarika drive well, no run and Kuwait enjoying a good little spell here, Thailand 11 for 1 after 3 overs, Target 48
  • Pundarika not afraid to hit over the top, not afraid of anything it seems really, Thailand 18 for 1 after 4 overs
Pundarika Prathanmitr winds up

  • CHANCE dropped by Khansa Irfan, a high Sabreen full-toss whacked to midwicket, Khansa crouches, gets two hands to it but it doesn't stick and Thailand are 21 for 1 in the 5th over, Pundarika dropped when 15*
  • FOUR driven through long-off by Pundarika, looks twice the batsman when she's playing straight
  • FOUR though even when she's playing strokes square of the wicket she looks quite a bat, Sabreen Zaki pulled hard through square leg and Thaiand are 30 for 1 after 5 overs, Pundarika 26* with shots of some power!
  • Captain to captain here, Gomez to Tippoch and its a MAIDEN, Thailand 30 for 1 after 6 overs, Target 48
  • WICKET Pundarika goes, caught by Anisha at long-off, for 26 (21 balls, 5 fours), Thailand 30 for 2 in the seventh over
  • Nattaya Boochatham LHB is the new Thai bat, 18 more runs wanted by Thailand, eight wickets by Kuwait
  • Afia Khan RM to bowl for Kuwait as we return to commentary from Kuwait Entertainment City, Thailand are 35 for 2 after 7 overs, Target 48
  • The boyish baseball-capped Boochatham for those Thai fans who are partial to a bit of alliteration is off the mark with a push to mid-on
  • The Thai score moves to 39 in the eighth over, nine more wanted
  • End of eight overs, Thailand are 40 for 2, Target 48
  • Pundarika gets the runs but Boochatham looks the best battter in the Thai side, has plenty of time to play her strokes and has the elegance that only some left-handers are capable of, Thailand 46 for 2 after 9 overs, needing 2 more to win
  • Which they get three balls into the next over and THAILAND HAVE BEATEN KUWAIT BY EIGHT WICKETS
  • Thailand move through to the semi-finals where tomorrow morning it looks like they'll be playing the winner of China v Singapore
  • Player of the Match here at KEC, Kuwait v Thailand is Thailand's Nattaya Boochatham
  • Thailand just had too much to offer in comparison to Kuwait today, their bowlers winning them the match. Kuwait showed smatterings of ability but its Thailand who join Nepal from Group B in the semi-finals.

ACC Women’s Twenty20 Championship 2011

Group B: Kuwait v Thailand at KEC, Kuwait
THAILAND WON BY EIGHT WICKETS
Thailand won the toss and elected to field
Kuwait: 47 for 8 off 20 overs (N.Srisuwon 2-11, N.Boochatham 2-10)
Thailand: 48 for 2 off 9.3 overs (P.Prathanmitr 26)
Player of the Match: Nattaya Boochatham (Thailand)
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Filed February 23rd, 2011