Match #1 & Match #2 Update | ASEAN WOMEN`S T20 2018
Host Thailand invited Tanzania women`s team to participate in the Asean women`s T20 open championship scheduled to start from 7th to 13th March 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The participating countries for the event were Indonesia, Bhutan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Tanzania and host Thailand. Tanzania happened to be the only country from Africa region to compete with Asian countries in this event. This was the best opportunity that Tanzania women`s team would get to share the experiences with playing with the Asian teams.
The Tanzanian women`s team departed from DSM, on 5TH March by Ethiopian airline to Bangkok to participate in the event. The team arrived in Bangkok safely and was received by the host at the airport. The team stayed at the PATRA Hotel which is some 30 kms away from the Terdthai cricket ground in Bangkok. Thinking that it would take some 1hour and 30 minutes from the hotel to reach the ground, but we were wrong, because it took us only 30 mins to reach the ground.
07- -03-18. Tanzania V/S Thailand. First game – afternoon.
Tanzania played their first game v/s the strong host side Thailand on 7th afternoon. Tanzania won the toss and elected to bat first. The Tanzanian duo openers Skipper Monica Pascal and Fatuma Kibasu started off well when Fatuma (11) was caught in the gully by Liengprasert in the 6th over with a score of only 20 runs on the board. Monica was joined by Nasra Hamza (3) to take the game to the 10th over for 38 runs on the board. Monica was then joined by Mwanaiddi ammy taking their team score to 51 runs when Monica (31) was bowled by Liengpraseit in the 14th over. Thailand spinners put a lot of pressure on the Tanzanian batters getting regular wickets by dismissing the rest of Tanzanian batters with final score of 58 runs in 17 overs for all out.
In defending the low score the Tanzanian spinners pressurized the top order batter by get 3wickets in the first 9 over for only 22 runs on the board. Till then had got a tight grip on their opponents. The host middle order batters did the job for their team to chase the Tanzania score in the 15th over to win the game. The player of the match was awarded to Sornnarin Tippoch for her 23 not out and for taking 2 wicket in her 4 overs for 14 runs. runs and scoring 24 for her team.
08-03-18. Tanzania v/s Malaysia. Second game – morning.
Tanzania won the toss and elected to bat first. The Tanzanian duo openers Skipper Monica Pascal and Fatuma Kibasu started well their innings Fatuma played a lousy shot and was bowled in the 3rd over with 13 runs on the board. Nasra Hamza joined Monica buiding a partnership of 39 runs when Nasra was stumped in 12th over with 52 runs on the board. Monica was joined by Tabu Saidi(2) and was out in the 13th over with 54 runs on the board. Neema Justine joined Sipper Monica Pascal and was bowled in the 14th over. Monica was then joined by Mwanaiddi Ammy to build another partnership of 46 runs both not out, taking their team score to 100 runs in the allotted 20 overs.