April 27, 2009

ACC news

Hong Kong thrash Malaysia

Will Luke

Afghanistan continued their good form on the fifth day of the ACC Under-19 Elite Cup in Kuwait, beating Qatar by 108 runs, while Hong Kong and Oman also notched easy victories.

Hong Kong took no time to dismiss Malaysia for just 83 in 27 overs, racing to a comprehensive six-wicket win to keep their hopes of a semi-final place alive. Aizaz Khan and Niaz Ali gained just enough movement with the new ball to make life tricky for Malaysia’s top-order, but it was Irfan Ahmed who ripped through their middle order with 6 for 22. Hong Kong lost four wickets in chasing 84 but were never in any trouble chasing such a slim target.

Afghanistan humbled Qatar by 108 runs at Hubara, compiling a dominant 292 for 5 before skittling their opponents for 184 in 45 overs. Bhutan were thrashed by Oman at Unity, as they were bowled out for just 86 chasing 222.

Will Luke is assistant editor of ESPNcricinfo

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Posted by Tauseef Bukhari on (April 30, 2009, 10:51 GMT)

Hong Kong beat Qatar Yesterday in Semi Final and will face Afghanistan in Final tomorrow!!!

Posted by rehman on (April 29, 2009, 11:16 GMT)

Where are the details about the Schedule, Semi Finalist Teams, and who is gaining what from the position they are reaching? Regards

Posted by ahmed gohar on (April 28, 2009, 19:52 GMT)

this is a great tournament going on i hope it will continue like this and such tournaments should be held in gcc and my all wishes are with afghanistan .

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Will Luke
Assistant editor Will opted against a lifetime of head-bangingly dull administration in the NHS, where he had served for two years. In 2005 came a break at Cricinfo where he slotted right in as a ferociously enthusiastic tea drinker and maker, with a penchant for using "frankly" and "marvellous". He also runs The Corridor, a cricket blog where he can be found ranting and raving about all things - some even involving the sport. He is a great-great nephew of Sir Jack Newman, the former Wellingtonian bowler who took two wickets at 127 apiece for New Zealand.

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