Asian Cricket Council Challenge, 3rd day January 14, 2009

Maldives and Bhutan state their claims

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Maldives and Bhutan recorded decisive wins on the third day of the Asian Cricket Council Challenge in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The Maldives had 34 overs to spare when they overtook Iran's 79, losing just two wickets in the process. It perhaps puts in context, China's performance the previous day against Iran when they conceded 369 for 8 off its 50 overs, before being dismissed for 62.

In the other match, Siddarath Induraj's 90 helped guide Brunei to 204 for 9 from their 50 overs before Bhutan eased to 205 for 3 to win by seven wickets with almost nine overs to spare.

Tomorrow, Thailand play China and Oman meet Myanmar.

Iran 79 (35 overs; Shahid 3-21, Mohamed 4-6) lost to Maldives 80 for 2 (16 overs) by eight wickets

Brunei 204 for 9 (50 overs; Induraj 90, Yonten 3-22, Wangchuk 3-40) lost to Bhutan 205 for 3 (41.1 overs; Subba 33, Norbu 50, Singye 40*) by seven wickets

Group AOman 2, Bhutan 2, Brunei 2, Myanmar 0

Group B Thailand 2, Maldives 2, Iran 2, China 0