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ACC UNDER 16 - Kuwait Starts with a win


Captain's Knock! Kuwait's skipper Abdul Sadiq kicks off the Western Region #ACC #U16 Tournament in style with a stellar 67-ball 126 #KUWvsSA

Kuwait registered massive victories on the opening day of the Asian Cricket Council’s Under-16 Western Region tournament being held in the UAE.

While Kuwait defeated Saudi Arabia by 237 runs at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Oman secured a huge 10-wicket victory over Maldives at the Ajman’s Eden Garden.

Saudi Arabia’s decision to field first after winning the toss turned out to be a nightmare as Kuwait made full use of the opportunity.

It was skipper Abdul Sadiq who was the cornerstone behind Kuwait’s big score. After opener Gokul Sunil Kumar (44, 40b) and Meet Bhavsar (37, 42b) provided a fine start, Sadiq took charge of the proceedings smashing 16 boundaries and two sixes during his 67-ball stay to hammer a superb 126.

Govind Sunil Kumar chipped in with a 26-ball 32 while Faez Ahmed Q provided the final touches with a 15 as Kuwait posted a huge 297 for eight in 35 overs.

Already under pressure Saudi Arabia were no match to they were shot out for a paltry 60 in 24.1 overs.

Naman Kirankumar Patel, Zeeshan Azeem J, Jandu Hamoud Amanullah and Abdul Sadiq all claimed two wickets each for the winners.

Kuwait's Abdul Sadiq


Kuwait v Saudi Arabia at Sarjah
Saudi Arabia won the toss and elected to field
Kuwait: 297 for 8 off 35 overs (Gokul Kumar 44, M.Bhavsar 37, A.Sadiq 126, Govind Kumar 32; Khuzaima 5-55)
Saudi Arabia: 60 all out off 24.1 overs

News reference : http://www.asiancricket.org/index.php/tournaments/acc-u16-western-region-2018/3218 

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