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UAE U19 continued their good run in the past 2 weeks, as they won their 10th consecutive U19 match by defeating Kuwait U19 in the final of the ACC U19 Asia Cup Western region qualifiers at Dubai International Stadium. The winning streak had started from the recently concluded ICC U19 CWC Asia Division 1 qualifiers, held in Malaysia.

As was decided at the announcement of the tournament that only the winner would be gaining entry into the main draw of ACC U19 Asia Cup, the organisers changed the decision during the tournament to allow both the finalist’s of the western region qualifiers to qualify for the main draw of U19 Asia Cup, which saw Kuwait qualify as well after their win over Saudi Arabia U19 in the semi-final. UAE U19 had qualified into the final after winning against Qatar U19 in the first semi-final.

It was a comfortable win for UAE U19 in the final, as they defeated Kuwait U19 by 90 runs. Batting first, UAE U19 made 231/7 in their 50 overs with half-centuries from Syed Haider and Vriitya Aravind Rudhravel. In reply, UAE bowlers did not let Kuwait batsmen settle as they got bowled out for only 141 to lose the contest. Earlier, in the group stages, both UAE and Kuwait remained unbeaten in their 3 matches in respective groups while Qatar and Saudi Arabia registered two wins of their own to finish 2nd in the groups.

Bahrain and Oman had a solitary win during the group stages, while Iran and Maldives had disappointing campaigns and remained without a win in the tournament.

Brief Scores (Final):

UAE U19 231/7 in 50 overs (Syed Haider 57, Vriitya Aravind Rudhravel 53, Ansh 38, Mohammed Faraazuddin 36 n.o, Aryan Lakra 25, Abdul Sadiq 2/48, Jandu Hamoud Amanullah 1/31) beat Kuwait U19 141 all out in 49.3 overs (Govind Sunil Kumar 30, Muhammad Umar 29, Abdul Sadiq 20, Kartik Palaniappan M 4/32, Muhammad Akasha Tahir 2/11, Aryan Lakra 1/21) by 90 runs

Position Player Country Matches Runs Highest Average Strike-Rate
1 GOKUL SUNIL KUMAR KUWAIT (U-19) 5 223 108 n.o 55.75 80.21
2 YOOSUF A F MALDIVES (U-19) 3 199 131 66.33 84.68
3 GOVIND SUNIL KUMAR KUWAIT (U-19) 5 192 81 48 74.7
4 SYED YOUSUF TAMEEM QATAR (U-19) 4 191 90 47.75 57.53
5 VRIITYA ARAVIND RUDHRAVEL UAE (U-19) 4 186 117 62 86.91
6 NOMAAN SIDIQ KUWAIT (U-19) 5 181 56 36.2 57.46
7 SYED HAIDER UAE (U-19) 5 166 73 55.33 92.73
8 MOHAMED NAWAZISH JEZULI SAUDI ARABIA (U-19) 4 136 76 34 74.31
9 ASHWANTH VALTHAPA UAE (U-19) 3 135 100 n.o N/A 105.46
10 OSAMA HASSAN UAE (U-19) 4 121 97 60.5 170.42

 

Top 10 Bowling Charts in ACC U19 Western Region Qualifiers

Player Country Matches Wickets Runs Best Bowling Average Economy
ARYAN LAKRA UAE (U-19) 5 16 80 9/6 5 2.04
JANDU HAMOUD AMANULLAH KUWAIT (U-19) 5 9 150 31/3 16.66 3.26
KARTIK PALANIAPPAN M UAE (U-19) 4 8 88 32/4 11 2.58
MUHAMMAD AKASHA TAHIR UAE (U-19) 4 8 64 11/2 8 2.78
ABDUL SADIQ KUWAIT (U-19) 5 8 132 18/3 16.5 3.61
YASH MEHTA OMAN (U-19) 3 7 65 31/5 9.28 2.53
RISHAB MUKHERJEE UAE (U-19) 5 7 85 8/5 12.14 2.86
AHMED ABDUL WAHEED BALADRAF SAUDI ARABIA (U-19) 4 7 109 11/3 15.57 2.94
NAEEM SAUDI ARABIA (U-19) 4 7 129 63/5 18.42 4.44
MOHAMED RAYAN THOLAL MALDIVES (U-19) 3 7 95 16/4 13.57 4.78

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