South Africa Emerging win series 3-2 after Thailand batting collapse

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South Africa Emerging beat Thailand by five wickets in the final one-dayer on Monday (September 13) to take the series 3-2 in Potchefstroom.

Thailand’s batting came cropper in the game, after they had won the toss and opted to bat. Nattaya Boochatham was dismissed on the very first ball for a duck, Nannapat Khoncharoenkai then fell soon for 16. Nattakan Chantham, who finished on top of the run charts for the series, then held one end, scoring 35 off 38 balls. She was one Alyssa Erxleben’s two victims and left Thailand reeling at three for 61.

The tourists then were reduced to six for 84 when they lost Suleeporn Laomi (7), Sornnarin Tippoch (2) and Naruemol Chaiwai (12) in quick succession. Onnicha Kamchomphu’s 19-ball 26 and Wongpaka Liengprasert’s 25 then took Thailand to 139.

Jane Winster was the pick of South Africa Emerging bowlers with figures of three for 28.

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In reply, the home team lost the first two wickets rather quickly, with Andrie Steyn (11) and Nicole de Klerk (17) falling. Saarah Smith (33) and Faye Tunnicliffe (21) then added 52 for the third wicket before both fell in quick succession. Laomi dismissed both the batters in successive overs.

Delmi Tucker then provided the finishing touches and stayed unbeaten on 34 off 28 balls to seal the win for the Emerging team.

Brief Scores: Thailand 139 all out in 32 overs (Nattakan Chantham 35; Jane Winster 3/28) lost to South Africa Emerging 140/5 in 32.1 overs (Delmi Tucker 34*, Saarah Smith 33; Nattaya Boochatham 2/32, Suleeporn Laomi 2/43) by five wickets