Thailand draw level against South Africa Emerging, thanks to Khoncharoenkai's fifty
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A half century from Nannapat Khoncharoenkai and a team effort with the ball saw Thailand beat South Africa Emerging in the 2nd T20I on Friday (September 17) in Potchefstroom to draw level.
Batting first, Thailand lost Nattaya Boochatham (11) in the second over. Nattakan Chantham and Khoncharoenkai then got together and added 38 for the second wicket. After Chantham (21) was dismissed, Khoncharoenkai added 52 for the third wicket along with Naruemol Chaiwai (12 not out). In the process, Khoncharoenkai scored fifty before she was stumped off Delmi Tucker.
Onnicha Kamchomphu (12) and Chanida Sutthiruang (18) then played quick cameos as the touring team scored 38 runs in the last over to post 139 for five in their 20 overs. Tucker was the most successful bowler for the home side with two for 15.
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Annerie Dercksen began the chase for South Africa Emerging in a confident manner. She held one end up even as Tucker (11), Michaela Andrews (10), Andrie Steyn (13) and Faye Tunnicliffe (10) fell at regular intervals. Dercksen was the fifth wicket to fall when she was trapped LBW by Boochatham for 43.
Boochatham, Sornnarin Tippoch and Suleeporn Laomi returned two wickets each for Thailand as South Africa Emerging were kept to 109 for eight.
Brief Scores: Thailand 139/5 in 20 overs (Nannapat Khoncharoenkai 50; Delmi Tucker 2/15) beat South Africa Emerging 109/8 in 20 overs (Annerie Dercksen 43; Sornnarin Tippoch 2/12, Suleeporn Laomi 2/20, Nattaya Boochatham 2/21) by 30 runs