Pakistan women to face India in Asia Cup final

BANGKOK, Thailand: Pakistan cricket team defeated Thailand by five wickets here on Saturday to qualify for the final of the ACC Women’s Asia Cup T20.

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They will now meet their arch rivals India Women’s team in the final, scheduled to be played here on Sunday

In their final round of the tournament, hosts Thailand were bundled out for a mere 51 runs in 18.2 overs after their captain Sornnarin Tippoch won the toss and elected to bat first.

Experienced Pakistan off-break bowler Sana Mir captured four wickets for just nine runs from her quota of four overs. She was assisted by left-arm spinner Anam Amin (2-6) and off-spinner Nida Dar (2-13) while right-arm pacer Asmavia Iqbal took one for eight.

Later, Pakistan women achieved the easy target of 52 in just 11.4 overs, losing five wickets.

Asmavia scored 24 and Nida made 14 for Pakistan while Thailand’s leg-spinner Suleeporn Laomi claimed three wickets for nine runs from three overs.

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