China earned their third win by beating Malaysia ©ICC

China, Nepal and Thailand all earned victories as the battle for top spot intensified at the International Cricket Council Women's Qualifier Asia in Bangkok.

The United Arab Emirates, China, Nepal and Thailand have now all won three matches at the tournament in the Thai capital, 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 continued their resurgence following defeat on the opening day with an eight-wicket win over Malaysia at the Terdthai Cricket Ground.

Malaysia batted first and could only manage 63-9 from their 20 overs, setting China a reasonably straightforward target for victory.

China needed just 12.2 overs to knock off the required runs for the loss of two wickets.

Thailand were also in commanding form as they thrashed Hong Kong by 82 runs at the Asian Institute of Technology Ground.

The host nation posted a decent total of 105-3, led by Naruemol Chaiwai's contribution of 57 runs from 58 balls.

Hong Kong's batting was no match for the Thai bowling unit as the visitors were bowled out for 23.

In the other match held today, Nepal recorded a seven-wicket win over the UAE at the Terdthai Cricket Ground.

The UAE were skittled for 41 and Nepal reached the target for the loss of three wickets.

The tournament resumes on Sunday (February 24) following a rest day tomorrow.