2006 ACC U-15 Cup (Elite Division) - HONG KONG v SINGAPORE

Hong Kong

Singapore and Hong Kong shared the honours at the resplendent Kinrara Oval, though Singapore would feel that had rain not intervened they would have come considerably closer to victory.

As it was, inserting Hong Kong after winning the toss Singapore – a team of all-rounders – had seven of their bowlers chipping in with wickets as Hong Kong could barely get the ball off the square for the better part of four hours. Hong Kong were eventually all out for 111. In reply Singapore’s captain Timothy Singham pretty much controlled proceedings once he came at Number 4 with a classy undefeated 81, an innings interrupted by rain in the final session of the first day.

Singapore eventually declared with a lead of 47, leaving them two sessions in which to manufacture a result. Hong Kong were much more assertive second time around and the openers Anesh Varma and Vivek Manglani knocked off the deficit by themselves in a partnership of 52. The top-order did Hong Kong proud with all making solid contributions, Ashish Gaidhya (68) and Zuiad Khan (33) particularly impressing.

Hong Kong v Singapore at Kinrara Oval
Singapore won the toss and elected to field
Hong Kong: 111 in 58.4 overs and 191 for 8 in 59 overs (A. Gadhiya 68)
Singapore: 158 in 60 overs (T. Singham 81*)
Hong Kong - 3 points; Singapore – 15 points
Man of the Match: Timothy Singham (Singapore)

Filed May 29 2006