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The 2000 ACC Trophy was a cricket tournament held from 15–24 November 2000 in the United Arab Emirates. 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.

2000 ACC Trophy
Administrator(s)Asian Cricket Council
Cricket format50 overs per side
Tournament format(s)Round robin and knockout
Host(s) United Arab Emirates
Champions United Arab Emirates (1st title)
Participants8
Matches played15
Player of the seriesHong Kong Rahul Sharma
Most runsHong Kong Rahul Sharma (323)
Most wicketsUnited Arab Emirates Mohammad Tauqir (11)
Official websiteCricketArchive
1998
2002

The tournament was won by the host nation, who defeated Hong Kong in the final by three wickets. This was the United Arab Emirates' first title.

Contents

TeamsEdit

The following eight teams took part in the tournament:

Group stagesEdit

The eight teams were divided into two groups of four, with the top two from each group qualifying for the semi-finals.

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L NR NRR Pts
  Hong Kong 3 3 0 0 1.442 6
  Malaysia 3 2 1 0 0.071 4
  Kuwait 3 1 2 0 -0.983 2
  Singapore 3 0 3 0 -0.579 0
15 November 2000
(scorecard)
Hong Kong  
209 all out (49.3 overs)
v
  Malaysia
192 all out (49.5 overs)
Stewart Brew 59 (96)
Rohan Suppiah 3/32 (10 overs)
Yazid Imran 55 (54)
Sher Lama 3/27 (10 overs)
  Hong Kong won by 17 runs
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Mohammad Nazir & Nasir Butt
Player of the match: Stewart Brew (Hong Kong)

15 November 2000
(scorecard)
Singapore  
257/6 (50 overs)
v
  Kuwait
260/7 (49 overs)
Andrew Scott 103* (152)
Z.N. Butt 2/30 (8 over)
Mohammad Nawaz 94 (94)
Rishi Kaul 3/38 (10 overs)
  Kuwait won by 3 wickets
Dubai Cricket Council Ground No 1, Dubai
Umpires: Lalith Jayasundara & Satyajit Sarkar
Player of the match: Mohammad Nawaz (Kuwait)

16 November 2000
(scorecard)
Hong Kong  
270/8 (50 overs)
v
  Singapore
217/6 (50 overs)
Rahul Sharma 95 (121)
Rishi Kaul 3/48 (10 overs)
Andrew Scott 58 (90)
Alexander French 3/43 (10 overs)

16 November 2000
(scorecard)
Malaysia  
236/9 (50 overs)
v
  Kuwait
231 all out (49.2 overs)
Suresh Navaratnam 56 (74)
Z.N. Butt 3/36 (10 overs)
Abdullah Iftikhar 66 (101)
Marimuthu Muniandy 3/35 (7.2 overs)
  Malaysia won by 5 runs
Dubai Cricket Council Ground No 1, Dubai
Umpires: Manzoor Ali Hassan & Satyajit Sarkar
Player of the match: Suresh Navaratnam (Malaysia)

18 November 2000
(scorecard)
Kuwait  
128 all out (38.2 overs)
v
  Malaysia
132/2 (21.2 overs)
Mohammad Nawaz 55 (79)
Jawaid Iqbal 3/30 (10 overs)
Saleem Malik 58 (57)
Z.N. Butt 2/32 (6 overs)
  Hong Kong won by 8 wickets
Dubai Cricket Council Ground No 1, Dubai
Umpires: Shyam Bansal & Nasir Butt
Player of the match: Jawaid Iqbal (Hong Kong)

18 November 2000
(scorecard)
Singapore  
196/9 (50 overs)
v
  Malaysia
200/7 (45.4 overs)
Andrew Scott 62 (103)
Rohan Suppiah 3/27 (10 overs)
Rohan Selvaratnam 84* (94)
Kapila Mendis 3/42 (9 overs)
  Malaysia won by 3 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Lalith Jayasundara & Satyajit Sarkar
Player of the match: Rohan Selvaratnam (Malaysia)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L NR NRR Pts
  United Arab Emirates 3 3 0 0 1.285 6
    Nepal 3 2 1 0 0.886 4
  Maldives 3 1 2 0 0.461 2
  Japan 3 0 3 0 -3.653 0
15 November 2000
(scorecard)
Nepal    
179 all out (49.5 overs)
v
  United Arab Emirates
180/9 (49.3 overs)
Ganesh Thakuri 68 (89)
Saeed-al-Saffar 5/41 (9.5 overs)
Saeed-al-Saffar 89 (117)
Jay Sarraf 2/20 (7 overs)

16 November 2000
(scorecard)
Japan  
59 all out (26 overs)
v
  Maldives
60/2 (11.3 overs)
Tetsuo Fuji 9 (27)
Ahmed Amir 3/7 (3 overs)
Ali Azim 20 (26)
Jummei Hanada 1/10 (2 overs)
  Maldives won by 3 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Lalith Jayasundara & Surjit Singh
Player of the match: Imad Ismail (Maldives)

17 November 2000
(scorecard)
Japan  
133 all out (49.5 overs)
v
    Nepal
137/3 (20.3 overs)
Hirokazu Takahashi 28 (74)
Binod Das 3/24 (9 overs)
Kiran Agrawal 53* (63)
Ken Wadano 1/17 (2 overs)
    Nepal won by 7 wickets
Dubai Cricket Council Ground No 2, Dubai
Umpires: Mohammad Nazir & Sarika Prasad
Player of the match: Kiran Agrawal (Nepal)

17 November 2000
(scorecard)
Maldives  
116 all out (45 overs)
v
  United Arab Emirates
117/3 (31.1 overs)
Ismail Nadheem 34 (73)
Ahmed Nadeem 3/14 (7 overs)
Nasir Siddiqi 50* (68)
Ismail Nihad 1/13 (5 overs)

19 November 2000
(scorecard)
Maldives  
191/8 (50 overs)
v
    Nepal
192/5 (48.5 overs)
Ismail Nadheem 38 (27)
Jay Sarraf 3/50 (9 overs)
Kiran Agrawal 91 (130)
Moosa Kaleem 2/37 (10 overs)
    Nepal won by 5 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Mohammad Nazir & Sarika Prasad
Player of the match: Kiran Agrawal (Nepal)

19 November 2000
(scorecard)
Japan  
95 all out (35.1 overs)
v
  United Arab Emirates
98/4 (21 overs)
Hirokazu Takahashi 18 (47)
Mohammad Tauqir 6/10 (10 overs)
Babar Malik 30 (41)
Ken Wadano 2/18 (5 overs)

Semi-finalsEdit

21 November 2000
(scorecard)
Hong Kong  
268/3 (50 overs)
v
    Nepal
89 all out (24 overs)
Rahul Sharma 145* (136)
Mehboob Alam 1/18 (6 overs)
Raju Khadka 18 (16)
Stewart Brew 4/20 (5 overs)
  Hong Kong won by 179 runs
Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Lalith Jayasundara & Mohammad Nazir
Player of the match: Rahul Sharma (Hong Kong)

22 November 2000
(scorecard)
Malaysia  
201 all out (49.1 overs)
v
  United Arab Emirates
204/4 (47.4 overs)
Shankar Retinam 59 (87)
Miraj Khaliq 4/33 (10 overs)
Kashif Tareen 69* (88)
Suresh Navaratnam 1/34 (10 overs)

FinalEdit

24 November 2000
(scorecard)
Hong Kong  
186 all out (49.4 overs)
v
  United Arab Emirates
191/7 (44 overs)
Rahul Sharma 78 (129)
Asim Saeed 4/32 (10 overs)
Mahmood Pir Baksh 56 (89)
Mohammad Zubair 4/30 (10 overs)

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