Thailand Women break T20I record with 17th successive win

Thailand broke the record previously held by the mighty Australia Women, who picked up 16 consecutive victories between March 2014 and August 2015.

Thailand’s last two wins have come against high-profile opposition in Ireland and Netherlands   -  TWITTER| @ThailandCricket

Unheralded Thailand women’s cricket team has rewritten the record books by winning its 17th successive T20 international match, the most in this format.

In the fifth match of an ongoing quadrangular series in the Netherlands on Saturday, Thailand ran through the host nation to bundle it out for 54, before running down the target in eight overs, with as many wickets in hand.

The other two teams of the quadrangular series are Ireland and Scotland.

Thailand broke the record previously held by the mighty Australia Women, who picked up 16 consecutive victories between March 2014 and August 2015, the ICC said.

Thailand’s streak began in July 2018, when it beat United Arab Emirates Women by seven wickets in the second play-off semifinal of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifier in the Netherlands. It has beaten UAE the maximum number of times -- three -- during this streak.

Thailand’s last two wins have come against high-profile opposition in Ireland and Netherlands. It opened its quadrangular series with a crushing 74-run win over Scotland, bundling it out for 55 in defence of 129.

It then barely held Ireland off for a four-run win, arrived at by the Duckworth-Lewis method, in a match curtailed to ten overs-a-side. That was followed by the triumph against the Netherlands.

 

Three other teams have registered 10 or more successive wins in this format -- England and Zimbabwe (14), and New Zealand (12).

Australia has also registered 12 consecutive wins, starting from March 2018 and extending into its ICC Women’s World Twenty20 campaign in the West Indies later that year.

Zimbabwe’s 14-match streak is ongoing, which means it is in with a chance of equalling, and potentially breaking Thailand’s record.

  Dugout videos