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India beat Thailand by nine wickets in women’s World Cup qualifier

Colombo, Feb 8: Indian eves defeated Thailand by nine wickets in Group A of the Intertiol Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s World Cup Qualifier at the Colombo Cricket Club Ground here on Wednesday.

Chasing 56, Opener Harmanpreet Singh (15) and Thirush Kamini (24) forged a 32-run partnership before Singh was caught by Sirintra Saengsakaorat off Sornrin Tippoch in the 10th over.

Incoming bastwoman, Veda Krishmurthy (17) along with Kamini then completed the proceedings for their team in just four more overs.

Earlier, opting to bat on a good batting track, Thailand failed to score runs against the mighty Indian bowling line-up.

India stood up to their reputation as they bundled Thailand out for 55 runs in 30 overs.

ttaya Boochatham (10) and Chanida Sutthiruang (12) were the only batswomen to cross the single digit score.

For India, Mansi Joshi scalped three wickets for four runs while Deepti Sharma, Poom Yadav and Rajeshwari Gayakwad took two wickets each.

Brief scores:

Thailand: 55/10 (Chanida Sutthiruang 12, ttaya Boochatham 10; Mansi Joshi 3/4) against India: (Thirush Kamini 24 not out, Veda Krishmurthy 17 not out; Sornrin Tippoch 1/16). (IANS)