2019 Malaysia Cricket World Cup Challenge League A

The 2019 Malaysia Cricket World Cup Challenge League A was the inaugural edition of Group A of the 2019–21 ICC Cricket World Cup Challenge League, a cricket tournament which formed part of the qualification pathway to the 2023 Cricket World Cup.[1][2] In July 2019, the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed that the Malaysia Cricket Association would host the tournament.[3] The series took place between 16 and 26 September 2019,[4] with all the matches having List A status.[5][6]

2019 Malaysia Cricket World Cup Challenge League A
Dates16 – 26 September 2019
Administrator(s)International Cricket Council
Cricket formatList A
Tournament format(s)Round-robin
Host(s)Malaysia Cricket Association
Champions Canada (1st title)
Participants6
Matches played15
Most runsSingapore Tim David (369)
Most wicketsSingapore Aryaman Sunil (14)
2020

On the penultimate day of the tournament, Vanuatu were bowled out for 65 runs against Malaysia.[7] In reply, Vanuatu managed to dismiss Malaysia for 52 runs, recording the lowest team total defended by any side in a List A cricket match.[8]

Canada won the series, after finishing ahead of Singapore on net run rate, with both teams level on points.[9]

SquadsEdit

  Canada[10]   Denmark[11]   Malaysia[12]   Qatar[13]   Singapore[14]   Vanuatu[15]

Prior to the series, Inam-ul-Haq and Tamoor Sajjad were ruled out of Qatar's squad due to personal reasons.[16]

FixturesEdit

16 September 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Malaysia  
192/7 (50 overs)
v
  Denmark
148 (42.2 overs)
Suharril Fetri 64* (114)
Jino Jojo 3/38 (10 overs)
Hamid Shah 42 (59)
Norwira Zazmie 4/24 (6.2 overs)
Malaysia won by 44 runs
Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur
Umpires: Vinod Babu (Oma) and Buddhi Pradhan (Nep)
Player of the match: Suharril Fetri (Mas)

17 September 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Qatar  
232/8 (50 overs)
v
  Singapore
213 (48.2 overs)
Zaheer Ibrahim 63 (92)
Amjad Mahboob 3/42 (10 overs)
Tim David 75 (87)
Gayan Munaweera 5/39 (9.2 overs)
Qatar won by 19 runs
Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur
Umpires: Akbar Ali (UAE) and Durga Subedi (Nep)
Player of the match: Iqbal Hussain (Qat)

17 September 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Vanuatu  
160 (47.1 overs)
v
  Canada
161/5 (32 overs)
Clement Tommy 42 (57)
Nikhil Dutta 3/29 (9 overs)
Navneet Dhaliwal 72* (92)
Patrick Matautaava 2/23 (7 overs)
Canada won by 5 wickets
Selangor Turf Club, Selangor
Umpires: Viswanadan Kalidas (Mas) and Sarika Prasad (Sin)
Player of the match: Navneet Dhaliwal (Can)

19 September 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Canada  
408/7 (50 overs)
v
  Malaysia
202 (46.3 overs)
Navneet Dhaliwal 140 (94)
Suharril Fetri 3/82 (9 overs)
Ahmad Faiz 41 (55)
Nitish Kumar 3/35 (10 overs)
Canada won by 206 runs
Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur
Umpires: Sarika Prasad (Sin) and Durga Subedi (Nep)
Player of the match: Navneet Dhaliwal (Can)
  • Malaysia won the toss and elected to field.
  • Dhivendran Mogan (Mas) made his List A debut.

19 September 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Singapore  
249/7 (50 overs)
v
  Denmark
213 (50 overs)
Tim David 97 (75)
Delawar Khan 3/49 (9 overs)
Anique Uddin 43 (67)
Aryaman Sunil 6/46 (9 overs)
Singapore won by 36 runs
Selangor Turf Club, Selangor
Umpires: Akbar Ali (UAE) and Vinod Babu (Oma)
Player of the match: Tim David (Sin)

20 September 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Denmark  
220/7 (50 overs)
v
  Vanuatu
72 (25.3 overs)
Frederik Klokker 74* (81)
Patrick Matautaava 3/35 (10 overs)
Shane Deitz 29* (50)
Jino Jojo 4/29 (10 overs)
Denmark won by 148 runs
Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur
Umpires: Akbar Ali (UAE) and Viswanadan Kalidas (Mas)
Player of the match: Frederik Klokker (Den)
  • Denmark won the toss and elected to bat.

20 September 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Malaysia  
153/7 (50 overs)
v
  Qatar
154/7 (47.4 overs)
Nazril Rahman 52* (57)
Khurram Shahzad 2/16 (10 overs)
Mohammed Rizlan 44* (98)
Pavandeep Singh 2/14 (10 overs)
Qatar won by 3 wickets
Selangor Turf Club, Selangor
Umpires: Vinod Babu (Oma) and Durga Subedi (Nep)
Player of the match: Mohammed Rizlan (Qat)

22 September 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Canada  
379/4 (50 overs)
v
  Qatar
264 (48.5 overs)
Nitish Kumar 129 (84)
Iqbal Hussain 3/88 (10 overs)
Saqlain Arshad 97 (88)
Nitish Kumar 5/72 (9 overs)
Canada won by 115 runs
Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur
Umpires: Viswanadan Kalidas (Mas) and Sarika Prasad (Sin)
Player of the match: Nitish Kumar (Can)
  • Canada won the toss and elected to bat.

22 September 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Singapore  
217/7 (50 overs)
v
  Vanuatu
175 (46.2 overs)
Tim David 63 (72)
Simpson Obed 2/25 (7 overs)
Nalin Nipiko 77 (96)
Aryaman Sunil 4/45 (8 overs)
Singapore won by 42 runs
Selangor Turf Club, Selangor
Umpires: Vinod Babu (Oma) and Buddhi Pradhan (Nep)
Player of the match: Aryaman Sunil (Sin)

23 September 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Malaysia  
201 (48.1 overs)
v
  Singapore
205/6 (45.1 overs)
Virandeep Singh 73 (115)
Vinoth Baskaran 3/32 (10 overs)
Tim David 95* (81)
Suharril Fetri 3/43 (8 overs)
Singapore won by 4 wickets
Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur
Umpires: Buddhi Pradhan (Nep) and Durga Subedi (Nep)
Player of the match: Tim David (Sin)
  • Malaysia won the toss and elected to bat.

23 September 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Denmark  
258/8 (50 overs)
v
  Qatar
198 (43.4 overs)
Hamid Shah 93 (130)
Zaheer Ibrahim 2/30 (7 overs)
Mohammed Rizlan 63 (98)
Hamid Shah 3/37 (8 overs)
Denmark won by 60 runs
Selangor Turf Club, Selangor
Umpires: Akbar Ali (UAE) and Sarika Prasad (Sin)
Player of the match: Hamid Shah (Den)
  • Denmark won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Lucky Ali (Den) and Owais Ahmed (Qat) both made their List A debuts.

25 September 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Canada  
302/8 (50 overs)
v
  Denmark
172/9 (33 overs)
Srimantha Wijeratne 84 (80)
Oliver Hald 2/60 (10 overs)
Zameer Khan 60 (72)
Saad Bin Zafar 3/28 (7 overs)
Canada won by 48 runs (DLS method)
Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur
Umpires: Akbar Ali (UAE) and Viswanadan Kalidas (Mas)
Player of the match: Saad Bin Zafar (Can)
  • Canada won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Denmark were set a revised target of 221 runs from 33 overs due to rain.
  • Abraash Khan (Can) made his List A debut.

25 September 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Vanuatu  
65 (25.1 overs)
v
  Malaysia
52 (21.4 overs)
Nalin Nipiko 12 (23)
Nazril Rahman 4/14 (6 overs)
Aminuddin Ramly 25 (35)
Patrick Matautaava 5/19 (10 overs)
Vanuatu won by 13 runs
Selangor Turf Club, Selangor
Umpires: Buddhi Pradhan (Nep) and Sarika Prasad (Sin)
Player of the match: Patrick Matautaava (Van)
  • Vanuatu won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Rashid Ahad (Mas) made his List A debut.

26 September 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Qatar  
185 (49.1 overs)
v
  Vanuatu
171/9 (44 overs)
Iqbal Hussain 39 (36)
Apolinaire Stephen 3/32 (10 overs)
Shane Deitz 50 (80)
Gayan Munaweera 4/52 (9 overs)
Qatar won by 5 runs (DLS method)
Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur
Umpires: Vinod Babu (Oma) and Durga Subedi (Nep)
Player of the match: Gayan Munaweera (Qat)
  • Qatar won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Vanuatu were set a revised target of 177 runs from 44 overs due to rain.

26 September 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Singapore  
245 (48.4 overs)
v
  Canada
191 (34 overs)
Arjun Mutreja 72 (117)
Abraash Khan 5/62 (9.1 overs)
Nikhil Dutta 33 (41)
Tim David 3/26 (7 overs)
Singapore won by 4 runs (DLS method)
Selangor Turf Club, Selangor
Umpires: Viswanadan Kalidas (Mas) and Buddhi Pradhan (Nep)
  • Canada won the toss and elected to field.
  • Canada were set a revised target of 196 runs from 34 overs due to rain.

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