China and hosts Thailand have made it two wins from two after beating Iran and Nepal respectively today in the ACC Women's Premier League.

After losing Sun Mengyao early in their innings at the Prem Oval, China recovered with a 57 partnership for the second wicket between Zhang Mei and Sun Huan, which ended when Zhang was out for 31.

Sun Huan batted on, eventually sharing in a 52 partnership for the fifth wicket Huang Zhou before she was out having scored 69.

The tail also contributed, helped by 47 runs in extras given away by Iran, to help take China's total to 227-9 from their 40 overs. Nasimeh Rahshetaei was the pick of the Iranian bowlers with 4-52.

Iran struggled in reply, with their eventual total of 103-9 given a lot of help by the 48 extras given away by China. Only two of their batsmen made double figures as they lost by 124 runs.

Over at the Royal Chiang Mai Golf Club, Nepal won the toss against hosts Thailand and chose to bat first. It soon proved to be the wrong decision as they collapsed to 21-7. Saraswati Chaudhary then scored an unbeaten 11 to enable the tail to take the score to 39, but that was never going to be enough.

Unsurprisingly Thailand had little trouble chasing that low target. Nattakan Chantam scored an unbeaten 25 as they recorded an eight wicket win in their 14th over.

Nepal will hope to bounce back from today's heavy defeat when they take on Bhutan tomorrow. In the other match of the day, Hong Kong will play Iran.


China beat Iran by 124 runs
Prem Oval, Chiang Mai, 13 February
China 227-9 (40 overs, Sun Huan 69, Nasimeh Rahshetaei 4-52)
Iran 103-9 (40 overs)

Thailand beat Nepal by 8 wickets
Royal Chiang Mai Golf Club, 13 February
Nepal 39 (28 overs, S Tippoch 3-13)
Thailand 40-2 (13.1 overs)