2003 Youth Asia Cup

The 2003 Youth Asia Cup was an international under-19 cricket tournament held in Karachi, Pakistan, from 14 to 27 July 2003. The fifth ACC under-19 tournament to be held, it was originally scheduled to be held in Singapore, but was moved to Karachi as a precaution against the SARS outbreak. The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) shared organising responsibilities.[1]

2003 Youth Asia Cup
Dates14 – 27 July 2003
Administrator(s)Asian Cricket Council
Pakistan Cricket Board
Cricket format50-over
Tournament format(s)Group stage, playoffs
Host(s) Pakistan
Champions   Nepal (2nd title)
Participants10
Matches played23
Player of the seriesOman Adnan Ilyas
Most runsOman Adnan Ilyas (239)
Most wicketsNepal Manjeet Shrestha (10)
Oman Adnan Ilyas (10)
Kuwait Waqas Jamil (10)
2001
2005

Nepal defeated Malaysia in the final, winning its second title and qualifying for the 2004 Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh.[2] Played during the usual off-season in Pakistan, the tournament was heavily impacted by monsoon rains – three matches (including the final) were shortened, three ended in no result (including a semi-final), and five were abandoned entirely (including the other semi-final), with no play possible.[3] The player of the tournament was Oman's Adnan Ilyas, who was the leading runscorer,[4] and also one of three players who led the tournament's wicket-taking, alongside Nepal's Manjeet Shrestha and Kuwait's Waqas Jamil.[5]

SquadsEdit

  Hong Kong[6]   Kuwait[7]   Malaysia[8]   Maldives[9]     Nepal[10]
  Oman[11]   Qatar[12]   Singapore[13]   Thailand[14]   United Arab Emirates[15]

Group stagesEdit

Source: CricketArchive

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L NR A BP Pts NRR
    Nepal 4 3 0 0 1 3 21 +4.608
  Qatar 4 1 1 1 1 1 12 +1.204
  United Arab Emirates 4 1 1 1 1 1 12 –0.204
  Singapore 4 1 1 1 1 0 11 –1.030
  Maldives 4 0 3 1 0 0 3 –5.209
14 July
Scorecard
Nepal    
391/4 (50 overs)
v
  Maldives
47 (31.3 overs)
Nepal won by 344 runs
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Aleem Dar and Nadeem Ghauri
  • Nepal won the toss and elected to bat.

14 July
Scorecard
Singapore  
249/9 (50 overs)
v
  Qatar
209/9 (50 overs)
Singapore won by 40 runs
Karachi Gymkhana
Umpires: Mohammad Aslam and Saleem Badar
  • Singapore won the toss and elected to bat.

16 July
Scorecard
Singapore  
276/9 (50 overs)
v
  Maldives
17/1 (6.4 overs)
  • Singapore won the toss and elected to bat.

16 July
Scorecard
United Arab Emirates  
201 (43 overs)
v
  Qatar
13/0 (2.4 overs)
  • UAE won the toss and elected to bat.

18 July
Scorecard
Nepal    
v
  Qatar
  • No toss was made.


20 July
Scorecard
Maldives  
50 (23.4 overs)
v
  Qatar
51/2 (12 overs)
Qatar won by 8 wickets
PCB Academy Ground, Karachi
Umpires: Mohammad Aslam and Saleem Badar
  • Qatar won the toss and elected to bowl.

20 July
Scorecard
United Arab Emirates  
78 (39.5 overs)
v
    Nepal
79/2 (15.1 overs)
Nepal won by 8 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Asad Rauf and Islam Khan
  • UAE won the toss and elected to bat.

22 July
Scorecard
Maldives  
94 (35.4 overs)
v
  United Arab Emirates
96/2 (21 overs)
UAE won by 8 wickets
PCB Academy Ground, Karachi
Umpires: Afzaal Ahmed and Nadeem Ghauri
  • UAE won the toss and elected to bowl.

22 July
Scorecard
Nepal    
202/8 (50 overs)
v
  Singapore
59 (45.1 overs)
Nepal won by 143 runs
Asghar Ali Shah Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Islam Khan and Saleem Babar
  • Nepal won the toss and elected to bat.

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L NR A BP Pts NRR
  Malaysia 4 3 0 0 1 2 20 +2.337
  Kuwait 4 2 1 0 1 2 15 +1.867
  Oman 4 1 2 0 0 2 12 +1.670
  Hong Kong 4 1 2 0 1 1 9 –2.064
  Thailand 4 0 3 0 1 0 3 –3.935
15 July
Scorecard
Oman  
296/5 (50 overs)
v
  Hong Kong
71 (24 overs)
Oman won by 225 runs
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Afzaal Ahmed and Nadeem Ghauri
  • Oman won the toss and elected to bowl.

15 July
Scorecard
Kuwait  
279 (49.4 overs)
v
  Malaysia
283/2 (45.4 overs)
Malaysia won by 8 wickets
Quaid-e-Azam Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Asad Rauf and Islam Khan

17 July
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned
PCB Academy Ground, Karachi
Umpires: Afzaal Ahmed and Saleem Badar


19 July
Scorecard
Hong Kong  
129 (33 overs)
v
  Kuwait
133/3 (24.3 overs)
Kuwait won by 7 wickets
Quaid-e-Azam Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Aleem Dar and Mohammad Aslam
  • Kuwait won the toss and elected to bowl.
  • The match was reduced to 35 overs per side before the start of play.[1]

19 July
Scorecard
Thailand  
52 (23 overs)
v
  Oman
55/0 (3.1 overs)
Oman won by 10 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Asad Rauf and Saleem Badar
  • Thailand won the toss and elected to bat.

21 July
Scorecard
Thailand  
174 (46.2 overs)
v
  Hong Kong
178/6 (36 overs)
Hong Kong won by 4 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Asad Rauf and Nadeem Ghauri
  • Thailand won the toss and elected to bat.

21 July
Scorecard
Malaysia  
278/5 (50 overs)
v
  Oman
157/9 (30 overs)
Malaysia won by 51 runs (D/L)
Quaid-e-Azam Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Aleem Dar and Islam Khan
  • Oman won the toss and elected to bowl.
  • Oman's target was 209 runs in 30 overs.

23 July
Scorecard
Oman  
85 (35.3 overs)
v
  Kuwait
86/6 (19.5 overs)
Kuwait won by 4 wickets
Quaid-e-Azam Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Asad Rauf and Saleem Badar
  • Kuwait won the toss and elected to bowl.

23 July
Scorecard
Thailand  
108 (48.5 overs)
v
  Malaysia
109/2 (16.2 overs)
Malaysia won by 8 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Aleem Dar and Mohammad Aslam
  • Thailand won the toss and elected to bat.

FinalsEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

25–26 July
Scorecard
Nepal    
110/5 (33 overs)
v
  Kuwait
  • Nepal won the toss and elected to bat.
  • The match was scheduled for one day but extended to two.
  • Nepal qualified for the final based on a better record in the group stages.

25–26 July
Scorecard
v
  Qatar
  • No toss was made.
  • The match was scheduled for one day but extended to two.
  • Malaysia qualified for the final based on a better record in the group stages.

FinalEdit

27 July
Scorecard
Nepal    
155/5 (25 overs)
v
  Malaysia
125/6 (25 overs)
Nepal won by 30 runs
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Aleem Dar and Nadeem Ghauri
Player of the match: Sharad Vesawkar (Nep)
  • Malaysia won the toss and elected to bowl.
  • The match was reduced to 25 overs per side before the start of play.
  • Nepal won the 2003 Youth Asia Cup and qualified for the 2004 Under-19 World Cup.

StatisticsEdit

Most runsEdit

The top five runscorers are included in this table, ranked by runs scored and then by batting average.

Player Team Runs Inns Avg Highest 100s 50s
Adnan Ilyas   Oman 239 4 119.50 168* 1 0
Kanishka Chaugai     Nepal 196 5 49.00 125 1 0
Satgunasingam Vickneswaran   Malaysia 183 3 61.00 125 1 0
Yashwant Subedi     Nepal 181 5 36.20 63 0 1
Saim Shibli   Kuwait 155 3 51.66 82 0 1

Source: CricketArchive

Most wicketsEdit

The top five wicket takers are listed in this table, ranked by wickets taken and then by bowling average.

Player Team Overs Wkts Ave SR Econ BBI
Manjeet Shrestha     Nepal 24.0 10 6.50 14.40 2.70 4/17
Adnan Ilyas   Oman 28.0 10 9.70 16.80 3.46 6/16
Waqas Jamil   Kuwait 27.3 10 10.90 16.50 3.96 4/23
Imran Younus   Oman 23.0 8 9.37 17.25 3.26 3/17
Lakpar Lama     Nepal 28.5 7 5.85 24.71 1.42 3/5

Source: CricketArchive

Final standingEdit

Rank Team Status
1     Nepal Qualified for 2004 Under-19 World Cup
2   Malaysia
3   Kuwait
4   Qatar
5   Oman
6   United Arab Emirates
7   Singapore
8   Hong Kong
9   Thailand
10   Maldives

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Youth Asia Cup 2003 - Karachi, 14-27 July 2003 Archived 10 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine – Hong Kong Cricket Association. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  2. ^ (27 July 2003). "Nepal book a berth for Youth World Cup 2004" – CricInfo. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  3. ^ Youth Asia Cup 2003 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  4. ^ Batting and fielding in Youth Asia Cup 2003 (ordered by runs) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  5. ^ Bowling in Youth Asia Cup 2003 (ordered by wickets) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  6. ^ Hong Kong Squad – Youth Asia Cup 2003. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  7. ^ Kuwait Squad – Youth Asia Cup 2003. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  8. ^ Malaysia Squad – Youth Asia Cup 2003. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  9. ^ Maldives Squad – Youth Asia Cup 2003. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  10. ^ Nepal Squad – Youth Asia Cup 2003. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  11. ^ Oman Squad – Youth Asia Cup 2003. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  12. ^ Qatar Squad – Youth Asia Cup 2003. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  13. ^ Singapore Squad – Youth Asia Cup 2003. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  14. ^ Thailand Squad – Youth Asia Cup 2003. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  15. ^ UAE Squad – Youth Asia Cup 2003. Retrieved 9 July 2015.