ACC U-19 Women’s Championship 2012 - DAY 3: KUWAIT'S GREAT CHASE

  • ACC U-19 Women's Championship, Day 3, Group B: Kuwait v Hong Kong - TOSS - Hong Kong won the toss and chose to bat - Ma Sze Wun comes in for Li Yan Pui from the XI that lost to Qatar yesterday. Kuwait have made one change, Nowrin Rashid coming in for Mariyam Khalil
  • Mariko Hill comes up the order to open, joining Dom McCusker, Sabreen Zaki RFM takes the new ball for Kuwait, Hong Kong 4 for 0 at the end of the first over
  • Kuwait's captain Priya Murali RFM from the South End
  • Steadiness all round, gentle taps to the off side for singles to balls pitched up on off-stump and Hong Kong are 8 for 0 after 2 overs
  • Extras boosting the score, Hong Kong 16 for 0 after 3 overs
  • Hong Kong or Mariko Hill seem to have made a conscious decision to take singles at every possible opportunity, Priya Murali's maiden spoiled by a single off the last ball of the fourth over, Hong Kong 17 for 0
  • FOUR - first one of the innings, Dom McCusker cuts to wide third man, Hong Kong 21 for 0 in the fifth over
  • McCusker repeats the stroke four balls later for another FOUR - timing and placement, Hong Kong 27 for 0 in the fifth
  • Hong Kong 30 for 0 after five overs
  • Priya Murali more M than F, just putting the ball there, with the occasional fast one, has a CHANCE dropped by mid-off from the bat of McCusker
  • Mariko Hill adding insult to injury by hoisting Priya Murall's effort ball to end the over, to fine leg, FOUR, Hong Kong 35 for 0 after 6 overs
  • Khadija Khalil OB's first over goes for five runs, bit of bounce for her, Hong Kong 40 for 0 after seven
  • Khansa Irfan OB replaces Priya Murali 3-0-9-0 at the South End
  • Full-toss, pulled powerfully to square-leg by Mariko Hill, Hong Kong end the eigth over on 48 for 0, one more over with the fielders in
  • Mariko Hill ruthless with anything on leg, pulls Khadija Khalil for FOUR, Dom McCusker a little streaky but giving Hill as much of the strike as possible, Hong Kong 58 for 0 after nine overs
  • Two consecutive FOURS - to square-leg, by Mariko Hill off Khansa Irfan, thumps, beating three fielders on the leg-side; Hong Kong 66 for 0 in the tenth over
  • Hong Kong 69 for 0 after 10 overs, Hill 36*, McCusker 22*
  • Hong Kong 76 for 0 after 11 overs
  • Hong Kong 81 for 0 after 12 overs Varshini Suresh OB on
  • FOUR, dinked down to third man by Dom McCusker off Maryam Omar OB, Hong Kong 85 for 0 in the 12th over. Everything going Hong Kong's way at the moment, everything
  • Maryam Omar RFM actually
  • Hong Kong 90 for 0 after 13 overs, Hill 42*, McCusker 34* DRINKS
  • Hong Kong's squad making 20 times more noise than Kuwait's supporters
  • WICKET - Dom McCusker sets of for a suicide single, and Priya Murali at mid-off doesn't even bother to toss it back to the bowler but hits the stumps directly from 20 feet away and Hong Kong are 92 for 1 in the 14th over, McCusker 32
  • Cary Chan LHB the new Hong Kong bat
  • Hong Kong 94 for 1 after 14 overs, Hill 45*
  • Hong Kong 102 for 1 after 15 overs, Hill 48*
  • Hong Kong 109 for 1 after 16 overs, Mariko Hill passes 50 with a swat to leg
  • WICKET - Mariko Hill lbw from the first ball of Afia Khan RM for 52 (six 4s)and Hong Kong are 109 for 2 at the start of the 16th over
  • Hong Kong 111 fo7 after 17 overs, Cary Chan LHB and Chan Sau Ha RHB in the middle
  • FOUR - out of nowhere Chan Sau Ha just plays these breathtakingly admirable strokes, on the up through cover this time, class, Hong Kong 120 for 2 after 18 overs
  • 123 for 2 after 19 overs
  • 129 for 2 with five overs to go, Cary Chan 9*, Chan Sau Ha 10*
  • WICKET - Cary Chan's bowled by Afia Khan for 11 and Hong Kong are 137 for 3 after 21 overs
  • Priya Murali back on, has 3-0-9-0 so far
  • Amanda Kwok RHB joins Chan Sau Ha 14* in the middle
  • Hong Kong 141 for 3 after 22 overs
  • Two overs to go, Hong Kong 145 for 3
  • One over remains, Hong Kong 149 for 3, Priya Murali RFM finishes with 50-17-0
  • Amanda Kwok adds a late flourish, two FOURs to her, 14*, Chan Sau Ha 23* and Hong Kong finish on 162 for 3
  • Hong Kong's imposing 162 set up by a first-wicket partnership of 92 between Dom McCusker (36 off 43 balls, 3 fours) and Mariko Hill (52 off 48 balls, 6 fours) and the rest of the team kept the runs flowing well. Afia Khan 2-17 in her four overs, the pick of the Kuwaiti bowlers. Kuwait has the batters to do it, but they'll have to be at their best.
  • Khansa Irfan, ptential powerhouse RHB and Priya Murali RHB and class stride out to the middle, the Mariko Hill RMF takes the new ball for Hong Kong, Kuwait's target is 163 in 25 overs
  • Khansa Irfan laces a cover drive for FOUR, top shot, from an off-stump riser from Mariko Hill fifth ball of the over and Kuwait at the end of it are 12 for 0 (Target 163, 25 overs)
  • Chan Sau Ha SLA to bowl the second over
  • Kuwait 14 for 0 after two overs (Target 163, 25 overs)
  • Mariko Hill 1-0-10-0 takes herself off, Kiki Kan RFM coems on at the North End of KOC Unity
  • Priya Murali late cuts exquisitely for FOUR to end the third over, Kuwait 27 for 0 (Target 163, 25 overs)
  • Chan Sau Ha SLA MAIDEN to Khansa, Kuwait 27 for 0 after four overs (Target 163, 25 overs)
  • Runs flowing for Kuwait 33 for 0 after 5 overs, no risks being taken either (Target 163, 25 overs)
  • Chan Sau Ha SLA the most dangerous element of Hong Kong's attack at the moment
  • Cagey game betwen her and Khansa Irfan being played, another MAIDEN to Chan Sau Ha, Kuwait 33 for 0 after six oversTarget 163, 25 overs)
  • Priya drives a Kiki Kan half-tracker hard, short extra gets a hand to it, CHANCE, sometimes they stick, Kuwait 33 for 0 in the seventh (Target 163, 25 overs)
  • Sometimes the straight ones surprise you, Priya Murali's bowled WICKET, Kiki Kan pitches on a length and hits middle, the ball skidding through, and the ten-ball over ends with a Hong Kong triumph, Kuwait 39 for 1 after 7 overs, Priya Murali 13(Target 163, 25 overs)
  • After 14 run--less deliveries, runs off Chan Sau HA, three off her fourth over, but she also gets the important WICKET of Khansa Irfan, bowled through the gap for 11, Chan Sau HA 4-2-4-1 so far, Kuwait 42 for 2 after 8 overs, (Target 163, 25 overs)
  • WICKET. Afia Khan LHB goes, Chan Sau Ha strikes again, Afia Khan lbw for 2, Kuwait 48 for 3 in the tenth over (Target 163, 25 overs)
  • Varshini Suresh RHB, a hitter, joins Maryam Omar, another one, at the crease, Kuwait's last best hopes
  • Chan Sau Ha ends with a hugely influential haul of 5-2-9-2, Kuwait 55 for 3 after 10 overs (Target 163, 25 overs)
  • FOUR, pulled behind square by Varshini off Kiki Kan, Kuwait's first over the rope for quite some time, Kuwait 59 for 3 in the 11th over (Target 163, 25 overs)
  • Kuwait 69 for 3 after 12 overs (Target 163, 25 overs)
  • Kiki Kan finishes with 5-0-39-1, Amanda Kwok RFM replaces her at the North End
  • Varshini Suresh lifts one over Mariko Hill's upstretched hands at square leg for FOUR and Kuwait go into DRINKS at 75 for 3 after 13 overs (Target 163, 25 overs). Hong Kong just in front, Kuwait not far behind.
  • Kuwait 78 for 3 after 14 overs (Target 163, 25 overs)
  • Mariko Hill comes back on - will she unleash all her pace for the first time this tournament or will she play safe?
  • Four off the over, byes, from a ball of some pace, Kuwait 82 for 4 after 15 overs (Target 163, 25 overs)
  • Annie Ho RM continues from the South End
  • Kuwait needing boundaries, now gets one of them, Varshini sweeping to square leg, Kuwait 89 for 1 after 16 overs (Target 163, 25 overs)
  • It is undoubtedly pace from Mariko Hill and runs off her are all coming from behind the wicket, Kuwait 95 for 3 in the 17th over (Target 163, 25 overs)
  • Kuwait 103 for 3 after 17 overs (Target 163, 25 overs)
  • CHANCE, Chan Sau Ha at mid-off runs back, gets into position, waits, holds, drops, Varshin survives 21*, Maryam Omar 23*, Kuwait 114 for 3 after 18 overs (Target 163, 25 overs)
  • For Mariko Hill's fourth over, she reverted to just putting the ball on the stumps, six off the over, the batters driving, Kuwait 120 for 3 after 19 overs (Target 163, 25 overs)
  • Annie Ho finishes with 5-0-24-0, just two off her last, Kuwait 122 for 3 after 21 overs (Target 163, 25 overs)
  • WICKET - Ruchitha Venkatesh, silent but deadly, runs out Maryam Omar at the start of the 22nd over from long-on, after misfielding originally, Maryam goes for 25, Kuwait 122 for 3 overs (Target 163, 25 overs)
  • Mariko Hill RMF finishes with 5-0-35-0, never quite had a rhythm, Kuwait 128 for 4 after 21 overs (Target 163, 25 overs)
  • Kuwait 138 for 4 after 22 overs (Target 163, 25 overs), Varshini 33*, Sabreen Zaki 6*
  • Sheriza Wadhwani OB comes on for her first over! Inspired captaincy?
  • Varshini Suresh RHB 30*, Sabreen Zaki LHB 9* Kuwait 143 for 4 with 14 balls to go (Target 163, 25 overs)
  • Kuwait 150 for 4 after 23 overs (Target 163, 25 overs)
  • Amanda Kwok to bowl the 24th, 2-0-16-0 so far
  • Kuwait aren't in the mood to do it in singles, the crowd are cheering them on
  • WICKET - Amanda Kwok bowls Sabreen Zaki third ball of the over, trying that big shot! Kuwait 154 for 5 with nine balls to go (Target 163, 25 overs)
  • WICKET - Amanda Kwok has Varshini Suresh lbw for 39 off the last ball of the 24th over, Kuwait 159 for 5 (Target 163, 25 overs)
  • Wadhwani OB to bowl the last! What a throw of the dice by the Hong Kong captain!
  • WICKET -a run-out, first ball of the over, Khadija Khalil out for 1, throw from short extra by Cary Chan, (WHAT A GAME!) Kuwait 159 for 7 now (Suresh was the sixth wicket to fall the last ball of the previous over), four wanted off five balls
  • Two balls left, the scores are TIED, two wides and a single so far
  • A wide seals the deal and KUWAIT WIN BY THREE WICKETS with two balls to spare ("I'm getting to old for this")

ACC U-19 Women's Championship 2012

Group B:
Kuwait v Hong Kong at KOC Unity
Hong Kong won the toss and chose to bat
Hong Kong: 162 for 3 off 25 overs (D.McCusker 36, M.Hill 52)
Kuwait: 163 for 7 off 24.4 overs (V.Suresh 39)
Player of the Match: Varshini Suresh (Kuwait)

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Filed February 5th, 2012