Scotland suffer 74-run defeat at hands of Thailand

Scotland's first game of the T20I quadrangular series got underway today (8 August) at Salland Cricket Club.

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August 8, 2019 5 years

Scotland have opened their T20I quadrangular series campaign with a 74-run loss over Thailand at Salland Cricket Club.

After Thailand won the toss and elected to bat first, openers Chantham (60*) and Chaiwai (5) got off to a quick start, hitting five boundaries to put 27 runs on the board in the first three overs.

Katie McGill (2/28), brought into the attack to bowl the fifth, struck with a wicket-maiden to remove Chaiwai as she looked to stop the early flow of runs.

Thailand then enjoyed a 52-run stand for the second wicket as Chantham, who top-scored, combined with Khoncharoenkai (33) before the latter fell, bowled Chatterji in the 15th over with the scoreboard 85/2.

Sutthiruang arrived at the crease to join Chantham, adding a further 40 runs to Thailand’s total before Katie McGill bagged her second scalp, trapping Sutthiruang lbw for 17.

Boochatam struck a four from the one delivery faced, taking Thailand to 129/3 after their 20 overs.

Scotland got off to a shaky start in reply as Sarah Bryce, captain for the series with Kathryn Bryce on KSL duties, fell victim to Sutthiruang in the first over without scoring.

Back-to-back wicket maidens in the sixth and seventh over allowed the run-rate to creep up as Charis Scott (9) and Becky Glen (9) fell to Laomi and Tippoch, leaving it all to do as Scotland required 111 runs from the final 13 overs.

Partnerships and runs were hard to come by from that point onwards, with only Lorna Jack (12) reaching double-figures for Scotland. After the fourth wicket fell, Scotland’s highest partnership was 10 runs.

Three wickets from Kamchompu (4/8) in the thirteenth over all but sealed Scotland’s fate, as Lorna Jack, Katie McGill (3) and Megan McColl (0) fell with Scotland requiring 81 more runs with with two wickets and seven overs remaining.

Padunglerd removed Abbi Aitken-Drummond (0) before Laomi dismissed Hannah Rainey (4) to secure victory by 74 runs as Scotland were bowled out for 55 inside 16 overs.

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