The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier is underway in Scotland on Saturday, 31 August, with the hosts, Thailand and Ireland registering opening wins.

  • Bangladesh v Papua New Guinea abandoned at Forthill and rescheduled for Monday, 2nd September

  • Namibia v Ireland at Arbroath the only game to complete 20-overs-a-side

  • Thailand defeat Netherlands in nine-over clash, Scotland win against USA in seven-over game

Thailand v Netherlands at Arbroath Cricket Club

Toss: Thailand won the toss and elected to bat

In the first rain-affected encounter of the day, Thailand beat Namibia by 30 runs at Arbroath in a nine-overs-a-side clash on the opening day of the tournament.

Thailand’s Nattakan Chantam (44*) and Naruemol Chaiwai (26*) struck eight boundaries between them – seven fours and one six – as they raced away to an imposing 76/0 at the end of their innings, helped by six extras gifted from the Netherlands.

In response, Netherlands could only muster 46/5 as Thailand’s Chanida Sutthiruang bagged 3/5 in two overs as Thailand ran through Netherlands’ batting order – only one batter, Babette de Leede (20*) hitting double figures with the rest dismissed for single-digit scores.

Sornnarin Tippoch, Thailand captain, said: “I am really happy with the team’s performance – especially Chanida Sutthiruang. She will be instrumental in these conditions.”

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