IRAN v SAUDI ARABIA

Iran pulled off an upset by beating pre-tournament fancied Saudi Arabia by eight wickets.

In a contest marked by some exceptional fast-bowling at times, Iran's superior strength and heft saw them blast through the the Saudis.

Iran v Saudi Arabia at AIT, Bangkok
Iran won the toss and elected to field
IRAN WON BY EIGHT WICKETS
Saudi Arabia: 97 after 23.1 overs (A. Ebrahimpour 3-27)
Iran: 99 for 2 off 19 overs (M. Raeisi 58*)
Man of the Match: Mansour Raesi (Iran)

Filed December 15 2006