The first teams to qualify for the quarter finals of the Asian Games women's cricket tournament, joining the four seeded teams, have been confirmed after China and Thailand won their second games of the tournament this morning.

China were playing Hong Kong, and chose to bat first after captain Huang Zhou won the toss. They didn't lose a wicket in the first half of their innings, with openers Zhaang Mei and Liu Xiaonan remaining unbeaten. Scoring wasn't exactly quick though, as they only put on 42 before Xiaonan was out in the 11th over.

Zhang Mei was the top scorer of the innings, with 34, whilst only two others reached double figures. China were restricted to 83-9 from their 20 overs.

Hong Kong's Keenu Gill batted well in reply, scoring an unbeaten 45. Unfortunately for Hong Kong, nobody else was able to contribute, with no other double figure scores. They still got close, but lost by 4 runs after being restricted to 79-5 from their 20 overs. China will play Japan in the quarter finals on Tuesday.

Thailand secured their place in the quarter finals with a win today over Nepal. Thailand captain Nattaya Boochatham won the toss and put Nepal into bat, and they were restricted to 64-8 from their 20 overs, with a 30 run fifth wicket partnership between Nary Thapa and Mamta Chaudhary offering the only resistance.

Boochatham then led her team with the bat, top scoring with an unbeaten 24 as Thailand completed a six wicket win in 15.2 overs. They will play Pakistan in their quarter final on Wednesday.

The tournament isn't over for Hong Kong and Nepal though, as they will play their final group matches tomorrow, against South Korea and Malaysia respectively. The matches are essentially knock out games now, with Sri Lanka awaiting in the quarter finals for the winner of the Hong Kong v South Korea match, whilst Bangladesh will play the winners of the other match.


China Women beat Hong Kong Women by 4 runs
Yeonhui Cricket Ground, Incheon, 21 September
China Women 83-9 (20 overs)
Hong Kong Women 79-5 (20 overs, K Gill 45*)

Thailand beat Nepal by 6 wickets
Yeonhui Cricket Ground, Incheon, 21 September
Nepal 64-8 (20 overs)
Thailand 65-4 (15.2 overs)