Although neither team can win the tournament, Hong Kong and Bhutan will be pleased to have finished the ACC Women's Premier League, especially Bhutan, who ensure that they don't finish last.

At the Prem Oval, Nepal won the toss and chose to bat first. They struggled against the Hong Kong bowling attack, with only captain Rubina Chhetry making more than 20. Marina Lamplough was the pick of the Hong Kong bowlers with 4-15.

Hong Kong's reply was built around a 68 run partnership for the second wicket between Yip Sze Wan and Lai Wing Ki. The latter was dismissed for 40, whilst Yip Sze Wan guided the team home with an unbeaten 30 as they secured a seven wicket win, and third place in the tournament.

Over at the Royal Chiang Mai Golf Club, Iran also chose to bat first after winning the toss. Like Nepal, they too struggled with the bat, with Hanieh Golzari the only player to get any sort of start, reaching 30 before she was out.

Sonam Choden and Dechen Wangmo both took three wickets for Bhutan as Iran were bowled out for 97.

Iran briefly gave Bhutan an almighty scare when they took the first three wickets with just six runs on the board. But a 78 run partnership for the fourth wicket between Yeshey Choden and Ugyen Dema steadied the ship, and they were able to hold on for a five wicket win.

There is one more match left in the tournament, with hosts Thailand taking on China tomorrow. The winners of that match will secure the win in the tournament.


Hong Kong beat Nepal by 7 wickets
Prem Oval, Chiang Mai, 17 February
Nepal 103 (36.1 overs, M Lamplough 4-15, I Gidwani 3-18)
Hong Kong 106-3 (24 overs, Lai Wing Ki 40)

Bhutan beat Iran by 5 wickets
Royal Chiang Mai Golf Club, 17 February
Iran 97 (39.3 overs, S Choden 3-16, D Wangmo 3-17)
Bhutan 98-5 (36.2 overs)