Playing their maiden ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, Thailand women cricketers won hearts on Saturday at WACA, Perth by bowing down in front of fans to thank them for their support after their match against West Indies Women. Also Read - COVID-19: Poonam Yadav Donates Rs 2 Lakh to Aid in The Fight Against Coronavirus Pandemic
Following their tradition, the Thai women showed great spirit even after they succumbed to a seven-wicket defeat in their tournament opener in the Group B clash. Also Read - Not MS Dhoni, Wasim Jaffer Names Rohit Sharma as Smartest Cricketing Brain
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Earlier in the day, Thailand captain Sornnarin Tippoch presented a special gift which looked like a diary to her opposite number.
Thailand women had won the toss and opted to bat first. The Thai women struggled against the more superior opposition as they could not score heavily. they posted a paltry 78 for nine in their stipulated 20 overs. Skipper Stefanie Taylor was the pick of the bowlers as she picked up three wickets for 13 runs in three overs.
Chasing a low 79 to win, West Indies women gunned down the target in 16.4 overs with 20 balls to spare. Taylor came good with the bat as well as she remained unbeaten on 26 off 37 balls.
Brief Scores: Thailand 78/9 (Nannapat Khoncharoenkai 33; Stafanie Taylor 3-13); West Indies 80/3 (Stafanie Taylor 26 not out, Shemaine Campbell 25 not out; Soraya Lateh 1-21)