ACC U16 Challenge Cup, Penang Malaysia

Bhutan Stood fourth

Bhutan team photo

Bhutan stood 4th position in ACC U16 Challenge Cup. After losing against Oman in Semi final, Bhutan again clash with Afghanistan for 3rd and 4th Place at University Sains Malaysia on 19 July 2010. Bhutan won the toss and opted to bat first. Bhutan was all-out for 60 runs in 24.1 overs. Afghan’s bowlers S. Mohammad (3-15) and J. Katawazai (3-7) took 3 wickets each. Yogesh Saru middle order batsman of Bhutan was the highest score of the side by 19 runs in 52 balls. Man of the Match was awarded to Shafiullah Mohammad (Afghanistan).

On the same day, Oman and Iran played the final at Penang Sports Club. Oman battled out to take away the champions trophy, winning Iran by 30 runs. Oman won the toss and opted to bat first. Oman batted 40 overs to score 139 runs on the board by losing 8 wickets. Kedar Gadgil (27), †Sweekrith Sanjeevan b (18) and Gayash Dias (37) of Oman are the main runs contributors.  Moin Beshkani and Hosain Lashari took 2 wickets each.

Oman team picture

Iran shattered Oman in first inning, but fell to chase the total runs. Iran’s openers started with 35 runs opening partnership before Mohammad Houtinik at 18 runs was caught by Asher in Khan’s bowl. Jawam was the only hope of Iran team but fell to do so when was trapped Leg before wicket (LBW) in 19th overs of Asher bowl. Masood middle order bat contributed 18 runs. Iran was all-out for 109 runs in 35.5 overs. Chirag Asher (4 for 20 in 7 overs) of Iran was the pick of the bowler.
Iran and Oman played a quality game in the Final of the ACC U-16 Challenge at the Penang Sports Club, Malaysia. Chirag Asher (4 for 20 in 7 overs) was name Man of the Match.

Picture Courtesy: Asian Cricket Council

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