Nepal U19 and Singapore U19 in action during ACC U19 Asia Cup Eastern region Qualifiers in Malaysia - Image by Asian Cricket Council @ACCMedia1 (Twitter)

U19 team’s from Nepal, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore have reached the final four stage of the ACC U19 Asia Cup Eastern region qualifiers in Malaysia. While Nepal U19 take on Malaysia U19 in the first semi-final at Kinrara Oval, Hong Kong U19 will take on Singapore U19 in the second semi-final at STC Oval on 08th Jun 2019.

Nepal and Hong Kong remained unbeaten in the group stage in their respective groups, while Malaysia and Singapore finished behong them, with Singapore finishing second after their loss to Nepal and Malaysia finishing secong after their loss to Hong Kong. Thailand U19 claimed a solitary win over Bhutan U19 in Group B involving Hong Kong and Malaysia, while Bhutan U19 and China U19 finished their campaigns in the tournament without any wins to their name.

The winner of the qualifiers will join UAE and Kuwait (qualifiers from U19 Western region) in the main draw of ACC U19 Asia Cup in Sri Lanka from Aug 28th – Sep 08th, 2019.

Top 10 Run-scorer’s

Player Team Runs Innings Highest Average 100 50
Adit Gorawara HONG KONG (U-19) 144 3 84 n.o 72 0 2
Nasrulla Rana HONG KONG (U-19) 126 3 50 42 0 1
Rit Gautam NEPAL (U-19) 125 2 115 n.o 0 1 0
Mohammad Arief MALAYSIA (U-19) 96 3 63 32 0 1
Pawan Sarraf NEPAL (U-19) 91 2 46 n.o 91 0 0
Khadak Bohara NEPAL (U-19) 90 1 90 90 0 1
Aslam Khan MALAYSIA (U-19) 79 3 66 26.33 0 1
Wan Amirul Zulkarnain MALAYSIA (U-19) 77 3 48 25.67 0 0
Vijay Unni MALAYSIA (U-19) 61 3 39 20.33 0 0
Kalhan Marc Challu HONG KONG (U-19) 59 3 43 19.67 0 0

 

Nepal have so far made the highest total of the tournament (326/4) at Kinrara Oval against Singapore, with Rit Gautam remaining unbeaten on 115 and forged a 131-run partnersip with Khadak Bohara, who made run-a-ball 90, and Kushal Malla adding a stroke-filled 51 runs in the final total, taking 22 runs in the final over of their innings.

Top 10 Wicket-taker’s

Player Country Wickets Innings Runs Average Economy S/R
Sachinu Hettige MALAYSIA (U-19) 9 3 51 5.66 2.73 12.44
Vinit Mehta SINGAPORE (U-19) 9 2 64 7.11 4 10.66
Raunaq Kapur HONG KONG (U-19) 8 2 45 5.62 2.64 12.75
Sagar Dhakal NEPAL (U-19) 7 2 35 5 2.16 13.85
Vikas Sharma HONG KONG (U-19) 7 2 49 7 2.72 15.42
Muhammad Amir MALAYSIA (U-19) 7 3 71 10.14 3.27 18.57
Kokiad Chatwong THAILAND (U-19) 6 3 33 5.5 2.2 15
Tilak Raj Bhandari NEPAL (U-19) 5 2 24 4.8 1.97 14.6
Vijay Unni MALAYSIA (U-19) 5 3 38 7.6 2 22.8
Sarawut Maliwan THAILAND (U-19) 5 3 62 12.4 3.44 21.6

 

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