The Asian Women's Qualifier resumed today in Bangkok, and hosts Thailand are still out in front after winning their fourth game today.

They had a simple win over Kuwait in the morning session at the AIT ground. The visitors won the toss and chose to bat first, but the only score in double figures was the ten extras conceded by Thailand. Sornnarin Tippoch was the pick of the Thai bowlers with 4-8 as Kuwait were bowled out for just 38. There was little trouble for the home team in their run chase as they knocked off the required runs in 7.2 overs to win by 9 wickets.

The UAE were also in action in the morning, put into bat by China at the Terdthai ground. They lost their first two wickets without a run on the board, and despite Chamani Seneviratna's 32 were only able to score 95-9 from their 20 overs. They defended that low score though, bowling China out for 68 to win by 27 runs. Shubha Venkataraman was the pick of the bowlers, taking three wickets for just two runs.

The afternoon match between Nepal and Hong Kong was all about Nepal's left-arm pace bowler Nary Thapa. As Hong Kong batted first after winning the toss, she tore through their upper order, taking six wickets for just 8 runs. Hong Kong somehow managed to bat out their overs, but only made 62-8. Nepal managed to lose six wickets in reply, but chased down their target in 18.3 overs to win by 4 wickets.

Thailand and the UAE are now both on 8 points, with Thailand well ahead on net run rate and with a game in hand. The hosts will have a chance to move ahead in their own right tomorrow when they play Malaysia as the UAE have a day off. China and Nepal have a chance to pul level on points with the UAE when they play each other, whilst one of Kuwait and Hong Kong will end their losing streak when they meet tomorrow afternoon.


Thailand Women beat Kuwait Women by 9 wickets
Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, 24 February
Kuwait Women 38 (16.3 overs, S Tippoch 4-8, S Laomi 3-11)
Thailand Women 41-1 (7.2 overs)

United Arab Emirates Women beat China Women by 27 runs
Terdthai Ground, Bangkok, 24 February
United Arab Emirates Women 95-9 (20 overs)
China Women 68 (19.5 overs, S Venkataraman 3-2)

Nepal Women beat Hong Kong Women by 4 wickets
Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, 24 February
Hong Kong Women 62-8 (20 overs, Nary Thapa 6-8)
Nepal Women 63-6 (18.3 overs, J Titmuss 3-11)