Cricket World Cup Betting Update: Singapore, Hong Kong qualify for ICC U19 Men’s CWC Division 1 Asia Qualifier

Cricket World Cup Betting Update Singapore, Hong Kong qualify for ICC U19 Men's CWC Division 1 Asia Qualifier

On Thursday, Singapore and Hong Kong qualified for the ICC U19 Men’s CWC Division 1 Asia Qualifier.

In the semifinals of the ICC U19 Men’s CWC Division 2- Asia Qualifier at the Oman Cricket Academy (OCA) grounds in Al Amerat, Singapore and Hong Kong took opposing paths to the final, which will be played on Friday at the OCA 1 ground.

Singapore defeated Bahrain by 10-wickets at the OCA 2 ground, while Hong Kong defeated Oman by three wickets in a hard-fought match at the OCA 1 ground.

The two Division 2 finalists will now join Kuwait, Malaysia, Nepal, and the United Arab Emirates in the final round of the Asia Qualifier in 2023. The ICC U19 Men’s CWC Div.1 Asia Qualifier winner will earn a spot in the ICC Men’s U19 World Cup in 2024.

Singapore bowled out Bahrain for a paltry score of 62, thanks to a clinical all-round performance by the bowlers.

Singapore defeated Bahrain by a margin of ten wickets

Singapore defeated Bahrain by a margin of ten wickets.
Bahrain skipper Aryan Ashwin’s decision to bat first after winning the toss backfired, as they lost the first wicket in the ninth over with the total at 19.

The wicket of skipper Ashwin dealt a blow to the team, and they never recovered. Three overs later, fellow opener Rishabh Ramesh was out for a 36-ball 19. With four boundaries to his credit, it remained the highest individual score.

Following Ramesh’s dismissal, no Bahraini batter could reach double figures as the opposing bowling attack dominated.

Adwitya Bhargava took three wickets for 15 runs, while skipper Jeevan Santhanam claimed 2/13 with his left-arm spin.

Leg spinner (right arm) Vihaan Hampihallikar proved difficult to deal with, finishing with figures of 6-3-4-2.

All six Singapore bowlers took wickets, with the other three – Pranav Maheshwari, Venkatesan Thiyanesh, and Aaryan Menon – each taking one.

The Singapore batters – Pratham Somani and Rahil Khan – made light work of the target, racing to a ten-wicket victory in just 12.3 overs. Somani finished unbeaten with 23, while Khan finished with 30.

“We knew this was a crucial match,” said match winner Aditya Bhargava. Being the semifinal, it was a crucial game. We decided as a group to continue working on our plans.

“We stuck to the basics and maintained the momentum we gained in the group stage.” We anticipate a strong opponent in the final, either Oman or Hong Kong, and hope to showcase our best skills.”

Hong Kong wins a hard-fought victory.

Hong Kong batters paced their innings well at the OCA 1 ground, chasing 208 to win in a thrilling and hard-fought match.

Despite the early dismissal of Daksh Mangkukia by Tanuj Shridevi, a solid 76-run stand between Jayden Botfield and Ansh Doshi (26) put them back in the game.

Lakshmi Satish of Oman, who had earlier played well with the bat, got the crucial breakthrough when he sent back Botfield, who made a 54-ball 51 that included six boundaries and a six.

Five runs later, Doshi’s run out swung the pendulum in Oman’s favor, but a crucial 39-run stand between Parth Bhagwat (23) and Abdul Samad Khan (41) tipped the scales in Hong Kong’s favor.

In a hard-fought match, Hong Kong defeated Oman by three wickets.

In a hard-fought match, Hong Kong defeated Oman by three wickets.
Muhammad Mudassar Khan, a bowling all-rounder, then starred with a crucial 47-run innings. The duo, along with Aryan Chandiramani, led the team to a thrilling win with three wickets in hand in the 48th over, scoring 212/7.

The counter-attack from Khan and Chandiramani was decisive in taking the game away from the hosts. Khan’s 47-ball innings featured two fours and two sixes, while Chandirmani’s blitz saw him hit 16 off six balls, including a boundary and a maximum. Hong Kong’s ticket to the final was secured by Chandiramani’s winning hit, a boundary off the last ball of the 48th over.

Oman captain Arjun Dhiman tried out eight bowlers, with Aditya Gurumukhi having the most success with 3/37 and Lakshmi Satish having figures of 2/24.

Earlier, after opting to bat first, Oman got off to a slow start, with openers Lakshmi Satish and Devansh Loya putting on 25 in nine overs.

Loya was the first to fall, and skipper Dhiman joined Satish for a crucial 50-run stand.

Dhiman was adjudged leg before for 28, but Satish continued to build the innings by collaborating with Gurumukhi (28).

After the duo’s departure, in-form Aryan Bisht took over and smashed a 68-ball unbeaten 49 to take Oman past the 200-mark.

Glen Menezes’ useful 15 contributed to the final score of 208/7 for the hosts.

Chandiramani and Bhagwat each took two wickets

“I went into the game with the mindset that I will play my range of shots,” said match winner Muhammad Mudassar Khan. It fortunately clicked. I wanted to stay until the end, and I’m glad we won this difficult semifinal.

“I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s final against Singapore and hoping to do well and win the final.”

On Friday, Oman and Bahrain will play a playoff match for third place.

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