Thailand scored 78 runs losing 9 wickets in 20 overs, West Indies won the match by scoring 80 runs in 16.4 overs.
West Indies captain Stephanie Taylor also scored 26 runs with 3 wickets, Shayman Campbell scoring 25 not out
Dainik BhaskarFeb 22, 2020, 06:51 PM IST Sports Desk. The West Indies, which won the T20 World Cup in 2016, defeated Thailand by 7 wickets in the first match of the World Cup on Saturday. West Indies captain Stephanie Taylor was adjudged man of the match for her all-round performance. He scored 26 runs with 3 wickets in the match. The Thailand team is playing the T20 World Cup for the first time.
The Thailand team won the toss and batted first. The team scored 78 runs in 9 overs at the loss of 9 wickets. Wicketkeeper Nanapat Koncharoinkai (33) and Narumal Chewei (13) scored from his side. The remaining seven batsmen could not even cross the double figures. For the West Indies, Captain Taylor took three wickets for 13 runs in three overs.
Campbell-Taylor's partnership of more than 50 runs for the fourth wicket
The West Indies started off chasing the target. Within 27 runs, the three batsmen of the team returned to the pavilion. Hailey Matthews (16), Lee-Ann Kirby (3) Dayendra Dottin (2) were run out. After this, captain Taylor and Sheman Campbell shared the victory for the team by sharing more than 50 runs for the fourth wicket. Campbell was unbeaten on 25 and Taylor 26. Campbell, playing his 100th T20, scored the winning run off the bat. She is the fourth player from the West Indies to achieve this feat. Thailand's next league match is against England on 26 February, while the West Indies will face Pakistan.