Thailand have booked their place in the semi-finals of the ongoing Women’s Asia Cup 2022 after Bangladesh’s last league game against UAE was washed out on Tuesday morning.
Notably, Bangladesh needed two points to finish fourth and take the last available semi-final spot, but they got only one point from the abandoned game and finished in fifth place on the points table.
the defending champions won only two out of their six games in the multi-team tournament, while Thailand bagged three victories as they defeated UAE, Malaysia, and Pakistan to finish on six points.
Not to forget, Thailand’s success at the global competition has been powered by their openers, Nannapat Koncharoenkai and Natthakan Chantham, along with their inspirational skipper Naruemol Chaiwai. When it comes to the ball, left-arm spinner Thipatcha Putthawong sizzled in the tournament and is among the top five wicket-takers with eight scalps to her credit.
The top four line up, though, is yet to be decided as Sri Lanka and Pakistan, who have already qualified for the semi-finals, will take on each other in their last league game, and a win for either side could remove India from the top spot.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
Thailand were cruelly denied a spot in the 50-over WC (and IWC) with COVID around. Bangladesh and Pakistan went through from that group.
Now they move into the semis in the Asia Cup with rain around. Bangladesh missed out.
— Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) October 11, 2022
History: Thailand Women qualified into the Semi-Final of Asia Cup 2022 along with India, Pakistan & Sri Lanka.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 11, 2022
Congratulations to Thai girl’s on their qualification to the Women’s Asia Cup 2022 Semi Finals.
— Roshan Abeysinghe (@RoshanCricket) October 11, 2022
This is the first time Bangladesh finished outside the top-4 in a Women’s Asia Cup.
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) October 11, 2022
India lost to Pakistan.
Pakistan lost to Thailand.
Thailand lost to Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka lost to India.
This #WomensAsiaCup2022 has been the best one so far.#AsiaCup #AsiaCup2022
— Mohit Shah (@mohit_shah17) October 11, 2022
Really for Bangladesh!
It has been a tough year for the hosts whether it’s WC by NZ, CWG by ENG or this Asia Cup.
But redemption for Thailand after missing out 2 worthy qualifications, finally luck favored them bcz they always performed well. They deserve it. #AsiaCup
— Ritwika Dhar (@RituD307) October 11, 2022
Feeling bad for Bangladesh. But yes happy for Thailand.
— Yash Lahoti (@YvLahoti) October 11, 2022
Thailand women 🇹🇭 are into the SEMI-FINALS of #AsiaCup for the first time.
Heartbreak for Bangladesh. They are eliminated #BANvUAE #cricket
— Visheshta Jotwani (@visheshtaa_j) October 11, 2022
Thailand Women’s cricket team Qualified for Women’s Asia cup semifinal for the first time in their history after rain abandoned Bangladesh Women’s cricket team vs UAE women’s.
This is really incredible achievement. More cricketing nation incoming. Big congratulations. pic.twitter.com/8xN53Dahog
— T (@footy_work) October 11, 2022
Thailand women create a history and they qualified for Semis on Women Asia Cup 2022 because of BanW vs UAEW match called off due to rain so, Thailand Women have six points and Bangladesh Women have 5 points only.#WomemAsiaCup2022
— Jaya Suriyan (@JayaSuriyan555) October 11, 2022