Day two of the ACC Women's Premier League in Thailand saw the hosts get off the mark with a win over Bhutan, whilst Hong Kong failed to make it two from two, going down to China.

At the Royal Chiang Mai Golf Club, China won the toss and elected to bat first against Hong Kong. They started well with the opening pair of Sun Mengyao and Zhang Mei putting on 41. A quick three wicket burst from Clare Crewdson set them back though, and they found themselves on 50-4.

Yu Miao and Liu Xiaonan then put on 31 for the fifth wicket, but Leslie Dela Pena then took five wickets in five overs as they collapsed from 81-4 to 106-9. Crewdson then took a fourth wicket to bowl China out for 107.

Surprisingly Hong Kong struggled in reply. The only significant partnership was 33 for the third wicket between To Yee Shan and Chan Sau Ha. The latter top scored with 25 as Hong Kong were bowled out for 77, Zhou Haijie taking five wickets for just eight runs.

Over at the Gymkhana ground, Bhutan won the toss and put hosts Thailand into bat. Thailand's innings was led by Nattaya Boochatam, who scored an unbeaten 52 as they reached 159 before being bowled out five balls from the end of their innings.

Dechen Wangmo was the pick of the Bhutan bowlers with 4-36, but in general the bowlers didn't help themselves, conceding 43 runs in extras, 40 of them from wides.

Bhutan were bowled out for just 80 in reply, and their innings would have looked even worse were it not for the 27 runs in extras - 25 of which were wides - given away by Thailand. Choening Tenzin and Sonam Choden both scored 18, but no other player managed to reach double figures.

Both of today's winners will be in action again tomorrow when China will take on Iran, whilst Thailand will play Nepal.


China beat Hong Kong by 30 runs
Royal Chiang Mai Golf Club, 12 February
China 107 (34.4 overs, L Dela Pena 5-24, C Crewdson 4-12)
Hong Kong 77 (32.5 overs, Zhou Haijie 5-8, Hang Lili 3-29)

Thailand beat Bhutan by 79 runs
Chiang Mai Gymkhana, 12 February
Thailand 159 (39.1 overs, N Boochatham 52*, D Wangmo 4-36, A Gurung 3-28)
Bhutan 80 (33 overs, S Laomi 3-14)