The United Arab Emirates had been cruising at the Asian Women's Qualifier in Bangkok, winning their first three matches in straightforward fashion. However that run came crashing to an end at the hands of Nepal today.

Choosing to bat first at the Terdthai ground, the UAE were bundled out for just 41, Chamani Seneviratna's 13 the only score in double digits. Nary Thapa was the pick of the Nepali bowlers with 4-6. Nepal had little trouble chasing down their total, winning by 7 wickets in 10.2 overs.

Over at the AIT Ground, hosts Thailand took on Hong Kong. Batting first after winning the toss, an opening partnership of 70 between Nattakan Chantam and Naruemol Chaiwai provided the backbone to their innings. That partnership ended when Chantam was out for 30, whilst Chaiwai batted until the end of the innings, being run out for 57 from the final ball.

It was a low total of 105-3 for the hosts, but they needn't have worried, as they bowled Hong Kong out for just 23 to win by 82 runs. No Hong Kong player was able to reach double figures, whilst Nattaya Boochatham was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets for just three runs.

The afternoon match at the Terdthai ground was another low-scoring affair. Malaysia batted first against China, scoring 63-9 from their 20 overs. China lost both openers cheaply in reply, but otherwise had no trouble, chasing down their target in 12.1 overs to win by 8 wickets.

Saturday will be a rest day and play resumes on Sunday. With China and the UAE both on a 3-1 record, their match against each other could well prove to be crucial. Thailand will look to make it four from four when they take on Kuwait, whilst Nepal will play Hong Kong in the day's other match.


Nepal Women beat United Arab Emirates Women by 7 wickets
Terdthai Ground, Bangkok, 22 February
United Arab Emirates Women 41 (17.3 overs, N Thapa 4-6)
Nepal Women 45-3 (10.2 overs)

Thailand Women beat Hong Kong Women by 82 runs
Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, 22 February
Thailand Women 105-3 (20 overs, N Chaiwai 57)
Hong Kong Women 23 (17.1 overs, N Boochatham 4-3)

China Women beat Malaysia Women by 8 wickets
Terdthai Ground, Bangkok, 22 February
Malaysia Women 63-9 (20 overs)
China Women 64-2 (12.1 overs)