Thailand edged out Bangladesh for the final spot in the semifinal lineup at the 2022 Women’s T20 Asia Cup with the latter’s match against United Arab Emirates on Tuesday getting abandoned due to rain.

Bangladesh, the defending champions, were set to face UAE in Sylhet in their last match of the league stage, and a win would’ve secured them a spot in the semis. But the match had to be called off without a ball being bowled due to rain.

This meant that Thailand finished the league stage one point ahead of Bangladesh and secured a memorable spot in the semifinals along with India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The second match, however, took place in the venue with the weather clearing up. Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka thanks to Omaima Sohail’s five-for and Ayesha Naseem hitting two sixes to finish things off.

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Here’s a look at the points table at the end of the league stage:

Final points table

Team Mat Won Lost NR Pts NRR
India 6 5 1 0 10 +3.141
Pakistan 6 5 1 0 10 +1.806
Sri Lanka 6 4 2 0 8 +0.602
Thailand 6 3 3 0 6 -0.949
Bangladesh 6 2 3 1 5 +0.423
UAE 6 1 4 1 3 -2.181
Malaysia 6 0 6 0 0 -3.002

Pakistan’s five-wicket victory against Sri Lanka in the last match of the league stage meant the latter finished in third position on the points table. Pakistan got the two points on Tuesday but the margin of their win over SL wasn’t big enough to make them topple India from the top spot.

India will now face fourth-placed Thailand in the semifinals, while Pakistan will take on Sri Lanka for the second time in a row. Both semifinal matches will take place on Thursday, October 13, with the final scheduled for Saturday, October 15.