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The 1998 ACC Trophy was a cricket tournament in Nepal, taking place from October 3 to October 13, 1998. It gave Associate and Affiliate members of the Asian Cricket Council experience of international one-day cricket and also helped form an essential part of regional rankings. The tournament was won by Bangladesh who defeated Malaysia in the final by 8 wickets. This would be Bangladesh's final ACC Trophy title prior to their elevation to Test status in 2000.

1998 ACC Trophy
Administrator(s)Asian Cricket Council
Cricket format50 overs per side
Tournament format(s)Round robin with knockouts
Host(s)   Nepal
Champions Bangladesh (2nd title)
Participants10 teams
Matches played23/23
Player of the seriesBangladesh Aminul Islam
Most runsUnited Arab Emirates Saeed-al-Saffar (236)
Most wicketsBangladesh Aminul Islam (14)
Official websiteCricketArchive
1996
2000

TeamsEdit

The teams were separated into two groups of five. The following teams took part in the tournament:

Group stagesEdit

The top two from each group qualified for the semi-finals.

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L A NR NRR Pts
  Bangladesh 4 3 0 0 1 2.638 7
  Malaysia 4 3 1 0 0 -0.269 6
  Singapore 4 1 2 0 1 -0.880 3
  Maldives 4 1 2 0 1 -1.396 2
  Papua New Guinea 4 0 3 0 1 -0.901 1
3 October 1998
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  • Points: Bangladesh 1; Papua New Guinea 1

3 October 1998
(scorecard)
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  • Points: Maldives 1; Singapore 1

4 October 1998
(scorecard)
Malaysia  
156 all out (43.4 overs)
v
  Maldives
69/4 (26 overs)
Rohan Selvaratnam 37 (56)
Hassan Ibrahim 3/19 (9 overs)
Mohammad Aflah 25 (73)
Ramesh Menon 3/10 (9 overs)
  Malaysia won on faster scoring rate
St Xavier's School Ground, Kathmandu
Umpires: Ignatius Anandappa & Feroz Butt
Player of the match: Hassan Ibrahim (Maldives)
  • Match reduced to 45 overs

5 October 1998
(scorecard)
Bangladesh  
239/9 (50 overs)
v
  Malaysia
98 all out (31.5 overs)
Javed Omar 81 (142)
Siswanto Haidi 3/54 (7 overs)
Ramesh Menon 20 (32)
Aminul Islam 4/15 (8.5 overs)
  Bangladesh won by 141 runs
Pulchok Engineering Campus Ground No 2, Lalitpur
Umpires: Shyam Bansal & Siddiq Khan
Player of the match: Javed Omar (Bangladesh)

5 October 1998
(scorecard)
Papua New Guinea  
157 all out (36.4 overs)
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  Singapore
158/5 (43.1 overs)
Aukuma Noka 58 (52)
Rex Martens 3/41 (7.4 overs)
Zubin Shroff 51 (82)
John Ovia 2/19 (10 overs)
  Singapore won by 5 wickets
Pulchok Engineering Campus Ground, Lalitpur
Umpires: Arani Jayaprakash & Riazuddin
Player of the match: Zubin Shroff (Singapore)

7 October 1998
(scorecard)
Bangladesh  
279/8 (47 overs)
v
  Singapore
158/8 (47 overs)
Faruk Ahmed 58 (74)
Ravi Thambinayagam 3/22 (4 overs)
Zubin Shroff 73* (132)
Aminul Islam 3/23 (9 overs)
  Bangladesh won by 121 runs
Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Shyam Bansal & Virinchirpuram Ramaswamy
Player of the match: Aminul Islam (Bangladesh)
  • Match reduced to 47 overs

7 October 1998
(scorecard)
Malaysia  
170 all out (48.5 overs)
v
  Papua New Guinea
105 all out (27.4 overs)
Kunjiraman Ramadas 54 (74)
John Ovia 3/27 (10 overs)
Keimelo Vuivagi 26 (25)
Suresh Navaratnam 3/18 (5 overs)
  Malaysia won by 65 runs
Pulchok Engineering Campus Ground, Lalitpur
Umpires: Riazuddin & Udaya Wickremasinghe
Player of the match: Kunjiraman Ramadas (Malaysia)

8 October 1998
(scorecard)
Bangladesh  
206/9 (41 overs)
v
  Maldives
104 all out (29.3 overs)
Javed Omar 47 (90)
Ahmed Amir 4/20 (6 overs)
Mohammad Aflah 26 (33)
Hasibul Hossain 4/35 (5.3 overs)
  Bangladesh won by 102 runs
St Xavier's School Ground, Kathmandu
Umpires: Ignatius Anandappa & Feroz Butt
Player of the match: Hasibul Hossain (Bangladesh)
  • Match reduced to 41 overs

8 October 1998
(scorecard)
Singapore  
129/9 (39 overs)
v
  Malaysia
132/5 (34.2 overs)
Ravi Thambinayagam 29 (32)
Marimuthu Muniandy 4/19 (8 overs)
Ramesh Menon 56* (95)
Aminul Islam 3/23 (9 overs)
  Malaysia won by 5 wickets
Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Cyril Cooray & Virinchirpuram Ramaswamy
Player of the match: Ramesh Menon (Malaysia)
  • Match reduced to 39 overs

9 October 1998
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  • Papua New Guinea left Nepal on October 8, as otherwise they would have had to wait for another week to catch the next flight available.

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L A NR NRR Pts
  Hong Kong 4 3 0 0 1 4.884 7
  United Arab Emirates 4 3 0 0 1 4.062 7
  Thailand 4 1 2 0 1 -3.044 3
    Nepal 4 0 2 0 2 -2.030 2
  Japan 4 0 3 0 1 -2.993 1
3 October 1998
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  • Points: Hong Kong 1; United Arab Emirates 1

3 October 1998
(scorecard)
Nepal    
v
  Japan
  • Points: Nepal 1; Japan 1

4 October 1998
(scorecard)
Nepal    
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  • Points: Nepal 1; Thailand 1

5 October 1998
(scorecard)
Japan  
18 all out (20.2 overs)
v
  Hong Kong
22/1 (2.3 overs)
Takashi Kato 4* (18)
Rahul Sharma 6/3 (5.2 overs)
Sada Hussain 13* (9)
Ken Wadano 1/18 (1.3 overs)
  Hong Kong won by 9 wickets
Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Feroz Butt & Udaya Wickremasinghe
Player of the match: Rahul Sharma (Hong Kong)

5 October 1998
(scorecard)
United Arab Emirates  
364/4 (50 overs)
v
  Thailand
72 all out (32 overs)
Saeed-al-Saffar 209* (136)
Anil Tanwani 2/65 (9 overs)
Anil Tanwani 16 (29)
Saeed-al-Saffar 4/11 (4 overs)

7 October 1998
(scorecard)
Thailand  
125 all out (43 overs)
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  Hong Kong
126/4 (13.3 overs)
Chalee Kader 22 (47)
Sada Hussain 3/20 (7 overs)
Sada Hussain 53 (33)
Chalee Kader 2/14 (3 overs)
  Hong Kong won by 6 wickets
St Xavier's School Ground, Kathmandu
Umpires: Cyril Cooray & (Unknown)
Player of the match: Sada Hussain (Hong Kong)

7 October 1998
(scorecard)
United Arab Emirates  
273 all out (44.1 overs)
v
  Japan
70 all out (29.1 overs)
Babar Malik 82 (54)
Jummei Hanada 3/52 (7.1 overs)
Jummei Hanada 24 (73)
Shehzad Altaf 6/13 (10 overs)

8 October 1998
(scorecard)
Thailand  
130 all out (36 overs)
v
  Japan
85 all out (34.3 overs)
Colin Devonshire 42 (60)
Ken Wadano 3/27 (8 overs)
Yoichi Sato 23 (43)
Arvinder Singh 4/16 (10 overs)
  Thailand won by 45 runs
Pulchowk Engineering Campus Ground, Lalitpur
Umpires: Shyam Bansal & Siddiq Khan
Player of the match: Colin Devonshire (Thailand)

8 October 1998
(scorecard)
United Arab Emirates  
222 all out (49.4 overs)
v
    Nepal
128 all out (38.1 overs)
Nasir Siddiqi 61 (102)
Dipendra Chaudhary 6/46 (8.4 overs)
Rajesh Chaudhary 29 (43)
Mohammad Tauqir 5/36 (10 overs)

9 October 1998
(scorecard)
Nepal    
150 all out (38 overs)
v
  Hong Kong
154/4 (28.1 overs)
Dipendra Chaudhary 35 (61)
Mohammad Zubair 4/38 (10 overs)
Rahul Sharma 41* (45)
Rajesh Chaudhary 1/18 (3 overs)
  Hong Kong won by 6 wickets
Pulchowk Engineering Campus Ground, Lalitpur
Umpires: Feroz Butt & Udaya Wickremasinghe
Player of the match: Rahul Sharma (Hong Kong)

Semi-finalsEdit

10 October 1998
(scorecard)
United Arab Emirates  
103 all out (46.3 overs)
v
  Bangladesh
106/4 (32 overs)
Mahmood Pir Baksh 29 (84)
Aminul Islam 3/6 (3.3 overs)
Aminul Islam 34 (53)
Mohammad Tauqir 3/28 (8 overs)
  Bangladesh won by 6 wickets
Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Shyam Bansal & Cyril Cooray
Player of the match: Mohammad Rafique (Bangladesh)

11 October 1998
(scorecard)
Malaysia  
174/9 (40 overs)
v
  Hong Kong
133 all out (36.4 overs)
Suresh Singh 48 (88)
Stewart Brew 4/38 (8 overs)
Rahul Sharma 50 (79)
Marimuthu Muniandy 4/11 (6 overs)
  Malaysia won by 41 runs
Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Shyam Bansal & Riazuddin
Player of the match: Marimuthu Muniandy (Malaysia)
  • Match reduced to 40 overs

FinalEdit

13 October 1998
(scorecard)
Malaysia  
83 all out (37.2 overs)
v
  Bangladesh
85/2 (21.2 overs)
Rohan Selvaratnam 25 (71)
Aminul Islam 3/22 (8 overs)
Shahriar Hossain 51 (72)
Matthew William 1/5 (3 overs)
  Bangladesh won by 8 wickets
Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Cyril Cooray & Riazuddin
Player of the match: Shahriar Hossain (Bangladesh)

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