Asian sub-regional qualifying for next year's men's T20 World Cup in the West Indies and USA continued today in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur as Thailand took on Myanmar, the latter winning the toss and choosing to field first.
Thailand lost both openers cheaply and at one point were 36-3 before knocks of 40 by Jandre Coetzee and 42 by Robert Raina got their innings back on track. Thuya Aung was the pick of the Myanmar bowlers with 2-23 as Thailand scored 140-6 from their 20 overs.
There wasn't much to write home about for Myanmar in their run chase, with extras the only score in double figures as they were bowled out for only 39, losing by 101 runs. Khanitson Namchaikul was the pick of the bowlers with 4-7, whilst Jandre Coetzee took two wickets for no runs in two overs to go with his 40 and was awarded the player of the match award.
The win puts Thailand on top of the table on net run rate ahead of hosts Malaysia. Tomorrow will be a rest day with play resuming on Sunday. Bhutan play China in the morning whilst the hosts will take on Myanmar in the afternoon.