The ACC Women's Premier League continued today, with Nepal beating Bhutan and Hong Kong beating Iran, leaving us with four teams all level on four points at the top of the table. With both teams having lost their previous game, they'll both feel they've got their campaigns back on track.
Batting first after being put in by Nepal at the Chinag Mai Gymkhana, Bhutan struggled once again with the bat. They did manage to bat out their overs this time, but could only manage to score 103-7. Extras was the top scorer with 24, with Yeshey Wangmo contributing 23.
Nepal's reply started badly as they lost their first three wickets for just 17 runs, but they soon steadied the ship. Captain Rubina Chhetry top scored with an unbeaten 31 as they chased down the target in 26.2 overs to win by five wickets.
Over at the Royal Chiang Mai Golf Club, Hong Kong batted first after winning the toss against Iran. Their innings was dominated by Yip Sze Wan, who scored 82 from 118 balls. No other batsman could get a start though, and they scored 197-8 from their 40 overs.
Running between the wickets was something of a problem for Hong Kong, with five of the eight wickets falling to run outs. The other three wickets were all taken by Mahdiyeh Soltaninejad.
After the first two wickets put on 24 in reply, Iran promptly collapsed to 38 all out, losing their last nine wickets for 14 runs in 11.4 overs. Marina Lamplough was in fine form with the ball, taking five wickets for just four runs in her five overs.
The tournament continues tomorrow with hosts Thailand playing Hong Kong and Bhutan taking on China.
Nepal beat Bhutan by 5 wickets
Chiang Mai Gymkhana, 14 February
Bhutan 103-7 (40 overs)
Nepal 105-5 (26.2 overs)
Hong Kong beat Iran by 159 runs
Royal Chiang Mai Golf Club, 14 February
Hong Kong 197-8 (40 overs, Yip Sze Wan 82, Mahdiyeh Soltaninejad 3-46)
Iran 38 (22.5 overs, M Lamplough 5-4)