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The 2007 ACC Twenty20 Cup was played from 27 October until 2 November 2007 in Kuwait.

2007 ACC Twenty20 Cup
Administrator(s)Asian Cricket Council
Cricket formatTwenty20
Tournament format(s)Group Stage with Finals
Host(s) Kuwait
Champions Afghanistan tied with  Oman
Participants10
2009

The ten competing teams were: Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nepal, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the UAE.

Contents

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Group A saw eventual finalists Oman and Afghanistan finish in the top two and qualify for the semi-final stage. Malaysia failed to win a match,[1] despite featuring Somerset player Arul Suppiah in their squad.[2]

Team Pts Pld W T L NR
  Oman 6 4 3 0 1 0
  Afghanistan 6 4 3 0 1 0
  Qatar 4 4 2 0 2 0
    Nepal 4 4 2 0 2 0
  Malaysia 0 4 0 0 4 0

Group BEdit

Group B was a closer group than Group A. The UAE topped the group after winning all four of their games, and hosts Kuwait joined them in the semi-finals after finishing ahead of Singapore.[1]

Team Pts Pld W T L NR
  United Arab Emirates 8 4 4 0 0 0
  Kuwait 4 4 2 0 2 0
  Singapore 4 4 2 0 2 0
  Saudi Arabia 2 4 1 0 3 0
  Hong Kong 2 4 1 0 3 0

Semi-finalsEdit

1 November 2007
Oman  
160/9 (20 overs)
v
  Kuwait
122 all out (19.3 overs)
Adnan Ilyas 48 (36)
Azmatullah 2/31 (4 overs)
Azmatullah 41 (28 overs)
Hemin Desai 3/22 (3 overs)
  Oman won by 38 runs
Unity Cricket Club
Umpires: Vinay Jha, Siva Sarika
Player of the match: Hemin Desai

1 November 2007
Afghanistan  
163 all out (19.5 overs)
v
  United Arab Emirates
116 all out (18.4 overs)
Nowroz Mangal 61 (30)
Shadeep Silva 4/22 (3.5 overs)
Amjad Javed 36 (20)
Samiullah Shinwari 4/20 (3.4 overs)
  Afghanistan won by 47 runs
Unity Cricket Club
Umpires: Srinivasan, Riaz Chaudhari
Player of the match: Nowroz Mangal

3rd place play-offEdit

2 November 2007
Kuwait  
126/7 (20 overs)
v
  United Arab Emirates
123/8 (20 overs)
Yaseen Mughal 24* (25)
Shadeep Silva 2/35 (4 overs)
Saqib Ali 53 (38)
Yaseen Mughal 4/21 (3 overs)
  Kuwait won by 3 runs
KOC Cricket Ground
Umpires: not known
Player of the match: Yaseen Mughal

FinalEdit

2 November 2007
Afghanistan  
151/9 (20 overs)
v
  Oman
151/7 (20 overs)
Karim Sadiq 27 (24)
Zeshan Ahmed 3/30 (3 overs)
Nelesh Palmer 66 (56)
Hameed Hasan 2/31 (4 overs)
Match tied
KOC Cricket Ground
Umpires: Waseem Abbas, Naveed Malik
Player of the match: Nelesh Palmer
  • Tournament regulations stated that a Bowl-out was to be used in the event of a tie, but due to the poor condition of the pitch after the match it was cancelled and the trophy shared

Final standingsEdit

Position Team
1st Oman

Afghanistan

3rd Kuwait
4th United Arab Emirates
5th Qatar
6th Singapore
7th Nepal
8th Saudi Arabia
9th Hong Kong
10th Malaysia

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 2007 ACC Twenty20 Cup Archived 2009-11-25 at the Wayback Machine at CricketEurope
  2. ^ Malaysia squad Archived 2007-10-15 at the Wayback Machine at Asian Cricket Council official website

External linksEdit