13-03-2018. Tanzania v/s Hongkong. Match no 5.

Tanzania playing its last match of thevent, won the toss and elected to bat first. Tanzania opening batters Skipper Monica Pascal and Fatuma Kibasu opened their innings on a slow turning wicket. The opening batters took their time to adjust themselves to the wickets. Fatuma (14)was struggling  and was dropped twice in the first two over’s was unable to capitalize and was out cheaply by being caught at the mid covers in the sixth over  leaving only 20 runs on the board. Monica was then joined Nasra Hamza  to build a small partnership of 26 runs taking their team score to 56 runs in 10.3 over’s when Nasra was run out.  Perice Zakayo joined Monica to take their team score to 81 runs in 15.2 over’s when perice(12) bowled Mehreen Yuosaf. Mwanaiddi Ammy (11 joined Monica (45) to complete their allotted 20 over’s with a final score 110/3.

Tanzania managed to restrict Hongkong in achieving the target by bowling economically and aggressive fielding. Tanzania got their first break through in the 9th over when Pascal bowled Shahzeen Shazad at the score of 29 run the board. Yasmin Daswani was also caught and bowled by Monica in the 11th over leaving a score of 38 runs on the board. Hongkong requiring a run rate 8 runs an over in the remaining 9 overs, could not coupe to achieve the target due to the tight fielding by the Tanzanian girls. The rest of the Hongkong batters could stay at the wicket to give a stand to their left hander batter Ka Ying Chan who scored unbeaten 32 runs. Hongkong managed to reach a score of 86/7 in their allotted 20 over’s. Monica Pascal was awarded the player of the match for 45 run not and taking 3 wickets. This was the second time she was awarded the player of the match.


After the match at the presentation ceremony the point table was announced as follows:

Host Thailand winning all their 5 games was declared the champions of this tournament follow by Tanzania taking 4 wins and losing 1 match were declared the runners up of the tournament. Indonesia took the 3rd position, Bhutan took the 4th position, Hongkong took the 5th position and Malaysia took the 6th position.

The best bowler of the tournament was awarded to Adriani Adrian from Thailand, Monica Pascal from Tanzania was awarded best batter of the tournament and Natthan Chanthan from Thailand was awarded the best players of the tournament.