Scotland today ended Thailand’s unbeaten T20I streak with a five-wicket win at Salland Cricket Club in the women’s T20I quadrangular series.
Winning the toss and electing to bowl first, Scotland’s Katherine Fraser (3/14) struck in her first over to remove Chantam for 9 before Thailand started to run away with a 37-run stand for the second wicket.
Brought back into the attack in the eighth, the young off-spinner picked up the wicket of Koncharoenkai for 14 before returning to claim Boochatham for 8 in the tenth to leave Thailand 56/3.
Hannah Rainey (1/24) removed Chaiwai for 24 before Thailand provided some resistance with a 32-run partnership between Tippoch (9) and Sutthiruang (35). Lorna Jack and Sarah Bryce combined for a run-out to the break the partnership in the 17th over.
Thailand would eventually climb to 123/7 from their 20 overs, thanks to lower-order runs from Kamchomphu (13* off 7).
In response, captain Sarah Bryce hit a sensational 63* from 57 deliveries to carry her bat and ensure her team would make it over the line with the early loss of Lorna Jack (6).
Striking six fours and one six along the way, Sarah Bryce kept a cool 110.52 strike rate and enjoyed solid partnerships along the way – hitting 33 runs with Becky Glen (19) and 50 with Ellen Watson (17).
With six runs required from the last six balls, two dot balls in a row meant Scotland, with Sarah Bryce on strike, needed two from the last ball.
Bowled a low full toss on the final delivery, Sarah Bryce pulled between deep mid wicket and square leg to hit the winning runs and hand Scotland their third victory of the series.
The win comes just days after Scotland earned an 11-run win over Full Member Ireland, making it two wins in as many days against higher-ranked opposition.