Nepal played their first match of the tournament ©ICC

China earned a narrow one wicket victory over Hong Kong in a thrilling finish to their match at the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women's Qualifier Asia in Bangkok.

Both nations had lost their opening match yesterday at the event, which offers the top team a place at the 2019 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier and the 2020 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier.

China won the toss and elected to field against Hong Kong at the Terdthai Cricket Ground.

Yee Shan To top scored with the bat for Hong Kong by contributing 37 runs, but China took eight wickets to help limit their opponents to 86 runs from their 20 overs.

A nervy chase followed as Yee Shan To also impressed with the ball, as she took three wickets to increase the pressure on the Chinese team.

China would ultimately reach their target of 87 with only one wicket in hand and only one ball left to spare of their innings.

Nepal made their first appearance at the qualifier earlier in the day at the same venue, with their team opting to bat after winning the toss against Malaysia.

They achieved a score of 126 from their 20 overs, as Sita Magar top scored with 42.

Kuwait suffered defeat against the United Arab Emirates ©ICC
Kuwait suffered defeat against the United Arab Emirates ©ICC

Malaysia were only able to muster 92 runs for the loss of seven wickets in response, which gave Nepal a comfortable victory.

The standings are currently led by the United Arab Emirates, who have won their opening two matches.

The UAE reached 145 from their 20 overs against Kuwait, having only lost five wickets.

Kuwait were bowled out for 59 in reply.

A rest day will take place tomorrow, before matches resume on Thursday (February 21).