Monsoon showers turn Youth Asia matches into a damp squib

News: Youth Asia Cup 2003 report for Jul 16

Wisden CricInfo Staff
Monsoon rains in Karachi washed out the 2003 Youth Asia Cup matches, meaning the points were evenly shared by Singapore, Maldives, UAE and Qatar.
Asim Zubair
Asim Zubair - 57 at Karachi
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At the Karachi Gymkhana, Maldives, chasing Singapore's 276 for 9, were 17 for 1 from 6.4 overs when the rains came flooding down. At the UBL Sports Complex Ground No. 1, Qatar were 13 for no loss after 2.4 overs while chasing UAE's 201 in 43 overs.
The star performer for Singapore was Zeeshan Raza who hit a fine 91 from 82 balls. His innings included eight fours. He featured in a 69-run sixth-wicket stand with Iftikhar Haider, who chipped in with a useful 36. Opener Christopher Janik contributed a 53-ball 40 which included four boundaries.
For Maldives, Mohammad Imran picked up four wickets for 65 runs, while Mohammad Mahfooz bagged 2 for 44.
Hussain Adnan (2) and Hasan Aflam (5) were at the crease when the rain came down and forced the abandonment. Maldives were 17 for the loss of Ahmed Hassan Sobir (6).
Across Karachi at the UBL Sports Complex, UAE's innings revolved around opener Asim Zubair's 57 which was laced with four boundaries and a six off 53 balls. He received good support from fellow opener Ramvir Rai (32) and they put on 61 for the first wicket.
Qamar Sadiq, a left-arm spinner, was the pick of Qatar bowlers with 3 for 38.
Scores in brief:
Singapore 276-9 in 50 overs (Zeeshan Raza 91, Christopher Janik 40, Iftikhar Haider 36, Mohammed Imran 4-65) v Maldives 17-1. Match washed-out. Points shared.
UAE 201 in 43 overs (Asim Zubair 57, Ramvir Rai 32, Qamar Sadiq 3-38, Mohammad Emran 2-36) vs Qatar 13-0. Match washed out. Points shared.
Thursday's fixtures:
Hong Kong v Malaysia at PCB Academy Ground, Kuwait v Thailand at Aga Khan Gymkhana Ground.