Hong Kong beat Saudi Arabia to end Greens’ U19 Cricket World Cup dream.

by: TN Media News:

In a thrilling ICC U19 Cricket World Cup match on Friday, Saudi Arabia’s young cricketers suffered a heartbreaking loss to Hong Kong, ending their campaign to advance to the next stage.

Despite a valiant effort, the Saudi team could only manage 133 all out, with a last-wicket partnership adding crucial runs. However, Hong Kong chased down the target comfortably in 25.4 overs, losing only three wickets in the process.

Winning the toss and opting to bat first at the Terdthai Cricket Ground in the decisive Group B match, Saudi Arabia’s captain Rayyan Khan started strongly. But the team struggled, losing four wickets for 50 runs within 20 overs.

Fahad Munir, batting at number seven, played a crucial innings, scoring 59 runs from 42 balls, including six boundaries and two sixes. However, Saudi Arabia could only set a target of 134 for Hong Kong.

Fahad Munir’s achievement of completing his fifty runs in just 35 balls is a remarkable feat, adding significant value to the team’s score.

In response, Hong Kong’s Shiv Mathur led the charge with a half-century, guiding his team to victory with seven wickets in hand. Hong Kong will now face Malaysia in the first semi-final on Sunday at the TCG.

In another match on Friday, Oman defeated Bhutan by three wickets and will play against Kuwait for a place in the next stage of the tournament.


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