Asian sub-regional qualifying continued today in Kuala Lumpur with wins for Thailand and hosts Malaysia.
At one point back in 2006 the Chinese Cricket Association was aiming to be an ICC full member by 2020. It was laughably optimistic then, and given their displays during this sub-regional qualifying event in Malaysia it seems a goal that is even further away than it was then.
After being bowled out for 23 yesterday by Malaysia with Syazrul Idrus becoming the first man to take seven wickets in a T20I, they didn't manage much more today against Thailand, who bowled them out for just 26, with six batters out for ducks. Nopphon Senamontree was the pick of the bowlers with 4-9 whilst Robert Raina took 3-3. Thailand knocked off the runs in 4.1 overs to win by nine wickets.
In the afternoon, Malaysia were put into bat by Bhutan and scored 180-7, Zubaidi Zulkifle top scoring with 36 and Muhammad Amir contributing 34. Malaysia then bowled well to restrict Bhutan to 105-8 from their 20 overs, winning by 75 runs.
Just one match will take place tomorrow with Myanmar taking on Thailand.