Thailand have secured their place in the global qualifiers for both the 2020 T20 Women's World Cup and 2021 Women's Word Cup after beating the UAE in the final Asian qualifier match this afternoon in Bangkok.

Batting first after winning the toss, the host's total of 107-8 owed much to a knock of 35 by Nattakan Chantam. The UAE reply was short on such substance, with just three players reaching double figures. Five Thai bowlers took a wicket, with Sornnarin Tippoch's 2-4 the pick of the bunch as the UAE were bowled out for just 57 to lose by 50 runs.

Earlier in the day, Nepal secured a second place finish with a 30 run win over Kuwait, whilst Hong Kong beat Malaysia by five wickets.

The next women's regional qualifier will be for the African region. Nine teams will convene in Zimbabwe for the one spot available for the region. The hosts will be joined by Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Uganda. It will be played almost concurrently with the East-Asia Pacific qualifier in Vanuatu where the hosts will be joined by Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Papua New Guinea and Samoa.


Nepal Women beat Kuwait Women by 30 runs
Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, 27 February
Nepal Women 116-7 (20 overs)
Kuwait Women 86-9 (20 overs, Karuna Bhandari 3-12, R Belbashi 3-17)

Hong Kong Women beat Malaysia Women by 5 wickets
Terdthai Ground, Bangkok, 27 February
Malaysia Women 85-6 (20 overs, K Chan 3-11)
Hong Kong Women 86-5 (19.5 overs, W Duraisingam 3-10)

Thailand Women beat United Arab Emirates Women by 50 runs
Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, 27 February
Thailand Women 107-8 (20 overs, N Chantham 35, S Venkataraman 3-20)
United Arab Emirates Women 57 (19.2 overs)