Suleeporn Laomi's four-fer helps Thailand take series 2-1
Suleeporn Laomi © Getty Images
A four-wicket haul from Suleeporn Laomi along with Nattakan Chantham’s unbeaten 36 helped Thailand beat South Africa Emerging side in the third and the final T20 match of the series on Sunday (September 19) in Potchefstroom to take the series 2-1.
Batting first, South Africa Emerging were in the spot of bother as Sornnarin Tippoch stuck twice in the power play to reduce the home side to three for 29 in the sixth over. Laomi then dismantled the opposition with four scalps, including two in the 12th over. Thailand completed a team hat-trick when Nicole de Klerk was run out at the keeper’s end on the first ball of the 13th over.
Khayakazi Mathe (16) tried to extend the first innings total with Jané Winster, but South Africa Emerging were bowled out for 84 in the final over. For Thailand, Laomi was supported by Tippoch and Nattaya Boochatham, who chipped in with two wickets each.
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Thailand lost Boochatham (5) early in the reply as she was dismissed by Delmi Tucker in the second over. Chantham then formed a partnership of 44 runs with wicket-keeper Nannapat Koncharoenkai, who contributed with 22 off 31 balls. Thailand chased down the target in the 16th over and Chantham remained unbeaten on 36.
Kgomotso Rapoo was the only other bowler who was able to take a wicket for South Africa Emerging side aside from Tucker as they lost the final match of the series by seven wickets.
Brief Score: South Africa Emerging 84 all out in 19.4 overs (Suleeporn Laomi 4/12) lost to Thailand 86/3 in 16 overs (Nattakan Chantham 36*, Nannapat Koncharoenkai 22; Delmi Tucker 1/15) by seven wickets