Khushi Mistry’s five-wicket haul leads South Africa Emerging to a comfortable victory

Khushi Mistry’s five-wicket haul leads South Africa Emerging to a comfortable victory

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Khushi Mistry’s five-wicket haul skittled out Thailand for 91 runs as the South Africa Emerging side registered a 60-run victory in the first T20 at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Thursday (September 16).

In the pursuit of 152 runs, Thailand got off to a steady start after losing Nattakan Chantham in the fourth over for just nine runs. Nattaya Boochatham and wicket-keeper Nannapat Koncharoenkai steadied the ship with the partnership of 27 runs, but Mistry struck thrice in an over to see the back of Boochatham, Koncharoenkai and Chanida Sutthiruang.

Thailand could not recover from a precarious position after losing four wickets for just 54 runs.  It only got worse as they lost two more to Mistry. She was supported well by Michaela Andrews and Nobulumko Baneti who took two wickets each.

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Earlier after winning the toss and opting to bat first, South Africa lost Annerie Dercksen and Delmi Tucker inside the powerplay. A sturdy partnership of 67 runs between Michaela Andrews and captain Andrie Steyn took them past the 100-run mark. Faye Tunnicliffe quick-fire 32 runs off 24 balls, which included a six took the home side beyond 150 by the end of 20 overs.

Brief Scores: 

South Africa Emerging 151/4 in 20 overs (Michaela Andrews 37; Wongpaka Liengprasert 1/17) beat Thailand 91 all out in 18 overs (Nattaya Boochatham 29; Khushi Mistry 5/19) by 60 runs

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