Another big win for Nepal in Thailand
The second day of the ACC Under-19 Elite in Thailand saw Nepal record a thumping win over Oman at Bangkok, whilst the UAE scraped past the hosts, with Malaysia and Qatar also recording wins.
Nepal batted first against Oman after winning the toss, and their innings was led by 101 by opener Fazlur Khan. Later in the innings, Praadeep Airee smashed 86 from just 40 balls to help take Nepal to 391-4 in their 50 overs. Oman had no chance of chasing down that mammoth score, and Mohol Misra's 30 was the sole half-decent innings in their total of 87 - a 304 run defeat.
In the day's other match in Bangkok, the hosts came up against the UAE. After being bowled out for just 88, not many would have expected Thailand to put up a fight, but Vichanath Singh gave the visitors an almighty scare by taking 5-25 in his ten overs. The UAE recovered to reach their target and win by four wickets, but won't be pleased with their manner of victory.
In Chiang Mai, Singapore batted first against Qatar, and were bowled out for 185, captain Rezza Gaznavi top scoring with 51. Taha Mohammed had a good day behind the stumps with three catches and two stumpings, and he opened Qatar's innings with 43. Captain Tamoor Sajjad then took over, scoring an unbeaten 69 to secure a five wicket win.
In the other match in Chiang Mai, Malaysia scored 229-9 in their 50 overs against Bahrain, Fikri Makram top scoring with 61. They then bowled Bahrain out for 65 to win by 164 runs, Hazrul Zainal and Pavithren Nadaesan both taking three wickets.
There are just two matches tomorrow - Afghanistan will play Oman in Bangkok, whilst in Chiang Mai, Hong Kong will take on Singapore.