Third day of the ACC U-19 Eastern Region Qualifiers, Myanmar is defeated by Hong Kong within just 7 overs. The match played under pleasant weather, and the quick end avoided the scorching afternoon sun.

The toss was won by Myanmar and they chose to bat first. Myanmar saw their first wicket when Swann Htet Ko Ko was dismissed stumped by Kabir Sodhi off Harpreet Singh before he could make any runs. Two bowls later, Myo Htet Htun delivers a boundary off Waqas Khan, before he was forced to leave at 2.5 overs, bowled by Waqas Khan – he had only made 6 runs. With their opening batsmen out and only 3 overs down, it was already a costly start to the game for Myanmar.

Thereupon, the continuous fall of wickets eluded Myanmar from making runs. 4.2 overs, Kyaw Min Htay was dismissed by Waqas Khan’s bowl for only 1 run. At 5.3 Paing Danu left the field for 1, after Haroon Mohammad’s swift catch off Harpreet Singh. Into the 7th over, Kaung Htet Phyo was dismissed lbw by Waqas Khan for 1. Myanmar was left with 5 wickets still standing, but only at a devastating 12 runs.

The next over, Htet Aung swings a four for Myanmar off Harpreet Singh. Unfortunately, at 8.1 overs, Than Ko got bowled out for a duck by man of the match; Waqas Khan, making this his fourth wicket. Three bowls later, Waqas takes the 7th wicket for Myanmar that dismissed Nay Lin Aung for a duck. 7 wickets down and Myanmar only made 20 runs.

The 8th wicket fell and dismissed Htet Aunt for 10 runs, caught by star Waqas Khan off Harpreet Singh. The wickets slowed down and gave Nay Lin Tun a chance to deliver a boundary 4 for Myanmar at 11.4 overs.

Htet Arkar Ko was the next batsman to fall, dismissed bowled by Wajid Shah for a duck, while Myanmar was just at 27 runs with only 1 wicket remaining. They held on as much as they could, but they were bowled out at just 15.5 overs, with the final dismissal of Phyo Zin Oo for an lbw, with only 1 run. Myanmar’s innings ended with just 30 runs.

Hong Kong didn’t need to do much – they started and ended their innings at a slow pace. They made 18 runs within the first three overs. Myanmar was able to take down one wicket, dismissing Harpreet Singh for 6 runs with a catch by Nay Lin Tun off Harpreet Singh. 5 overs in, and Hong Kong was just 7 runs away from winning. At 6.3 overs, Jhathavedh S S makes three runs, before swinging a beautiful 4 in the next bowl that won Hong Kong the game, only 2 hours into the match.


Hong Kong v Myanmar at Kinrara
Myanmar won the toss and chose to bat
Myanmar: 30 all out off 15.5 overs (W.Khan 5-8, H.Singh 3-12)
Hong Kong: 31 for 1 off 6.4 overs

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Photos by Stanley Chou

Filed September 12th, 2017