The women's Twenty20 tournament at the South East Asian Games came to a conclusion with the pre-tournament favourites Thailand securing the gold after beating Indonesia in the final today at the Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur.

Thailand captain Sornnarin Tippoch won the toss for her team and chose to bat first. Sirintra Saengsakaorat was trapped lbw for just one by Ni Sariani in the second over, and runs in general came slowly throughout the Thailand innings.

Nattaya Boochatham scored 23 batting at number 3, the joint top score of the innings. She was dismissed with 14 balls to go with the score on 83-6. Captain Tippoch and Wongpaka Liengprasert were able to score 26 from those final 14 balls before Tippoch fell for 23 from the last ball of the innings. Thailand's final total was 109-7.

Indonesia then started badly, losing both openers before a run was scored. Andriani Andriani managed to keep things together, scoring 46 at a run a ball before she was stumped by 16 year old Nannapat Koncharoenkai off the bowling of Liengprasert.

Andriani's wicket made the score 81-7 with three overs to go, but the last three wickets could only contribute five runs between them as Indonesia were bowled out for 86, losing by 23 runs. Liengprasert was the pick of the Thai bowlers, taking 4-16. She finishes the tournament as the leading wicket taker with 13 wickets at an average of just 3.15.

As predicted then, gold for Thailand who were by far the most experienced team coming into the tournament. Indonesia, whilst no doubt disappointed with the result in the final, can be pleased with a silver medal in what was their international debut. They will no doubt now be making a case to the ICC to be included in future East Asia Pacific regional women's tournaments.

Earlier, hosts Malaysia took on Singapore in the bronze medal match, with Singapore batting first after winning the toss. They could only manage 50 before they were bowled out, Jannadiah Halim taking three wickets for just three runs.

The chase was no trouble for the home side, and they knocked off the runs in 9.5 overs to win by 8 wickets and secure their bronze medal. Christina Baret top scored with an unbeaten 22.

After the medal ceremony for the women's tournament, the round robin stage of the men's Twenty20 tournament came to its conclusion with the teams to play off for the bronze medal being decided.

The first of the men's games was between Indonesia and Vietnam, the latter batting first after winning the toss. Whilst they bettered the 23 they scored yesterday and batted out their overs, 64-9 was never going to be enough, and Indonesia secured a seven wicket win in ten overs.

The final match of the day proceeded in much the same fashion, with Myanmar being bowled out by Thaialnd for 67 in 18 overs, Payuputh Sungnard taking 3-19. Thailand also won by 7 wickets, chasing their target in 11.2 overs with Kiatiwut Suttisan top scoring with an unbeaten 27.

Indonesia and Thailand will thus meet in tomorrow's bronze medal match, which will be followed by the big match between old rivals Malaysia and Singapore for the gold.


Malaysia Women beat Singapore Women by 8 wickets
Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur, 28 August
Singapore Women 50 (19.4 overs, Jannadiah Halim 3-3)
Malaysia Women 52-2 (9.5 overs)

Thailand Women beat Indonesia Women by 23 runs
Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur, 28 August
Thailand Women 109-7 (20 overs)
Indonesia Women 86 (18.4 overs, A Andriani 46, W Liengprasert 4-16)

Indonesia beat Vietnam by 7 wickets
Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur, 28 August
Vietnam 64-9 (20 overs, F Shony 3-12)
Indonesia 66-3 (10 overs)

Thailand beat Myanmar by 7 wickets
Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur, 28 August
Myanmar 67 (18 overs, P Sungnard 3-19)
Thailand 71-3 (11.2 overs)