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Women's Asia Cup

India thump Thailand to bright Tigresses semi’s hope



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India women thrashed Thailand by nine wickets in Sylhet on Monday, boosting Bangladesh's chances of reaching the Asia Cup Twenty20 2022 semi-finals.

With 10 points, India has already qualified for the semi-finals, along with Pakistan and Sri Lanka, who all have eight points, and Thailand, which is fourth with six points.

Six-time champions India sent Thailand in and bowled them out for 37 in 15.1 overs, with only opener Nannapat Koncharoenkai (12) reaching double figures.

Sneh Rana, the contest's player of the match, took three wickets for nine runs in her four overs, while Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Deepti Sharma each took two.

In response, unbeaten batters Sabbhineni Meghana (20) and Pooja Vastrakar (12) guided India to victory in six overs, with opener Shafali Verma (eight) the only batter dismissed.

Bangladesh, which is fifth with four points, can advance to the last four if they beat United Arab Emirates on Tuesday morning, given the hosts have a better net run rate of 0.4 compared to Thailand's -0.9.

The UAE (two points) and Malaysia (zero points) have already been eliminated.