New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Thailand have broken the record for most consecutive wins in women’s T20 cricket with their 17th victory on the trot. On Saturday, Thailand beat the Netherlands by eight wickets to surpass the record previously held by the mighty Australia.
Australia, Thailand, England, Zimbabwe and New Zealand are the only five teams to have recorded 10 or more consecutive wins in the format. Australia have done it twice with one run taking them to 12 wins while the other took them to 16 which was the record before Thailand broke it on Saturday. Zimbabwe have a chance of breaking Thailand’s record as they have an ongoing streak of 14 consecutive wins.
Thailand are currently playing a quadrangular series in the Netherlands which also involves Ireland and Scotland. The Twitter handle of the team said that the wins against Ireland and the Netherlands were important because these were teams that Thailand will face in their ICC World T20 Qualifier starting August 31.
According to the website of the International Cricket Council (ICC), Thailand’s run started in July 2018 when they beat United Arab Emirates (UAE) by seven wickets in the second play-off semifinal of the World T20 Qualifier in the Netherlands.
In the quadrangular series so far, Thailand have recorded convincing wins against Scotland and the Netherlands and a close four-wicket win against Ireland via the Duckworth-Lewis method. In their latest victory, Thailand bundled out the Netherlands for 54 and chased down the target with eight overs and as many wickets to spare.