2nd August 2019
The Myanmar Cricket Federation U19s team is in Singapore from the 1st – 6th August 2019. After being withdrawn from the ACC U19s Eastern Region Trophy which was played in July in KL due to unforeseen circumstances, the MCF had made a request to the SCA if they could instead tour Singapore to give their U19s cricketers some much needed international exposure.
The team will play as the MCF U19s Select in a four match T20 series against an SCA U16s Select. The SCA U16s Select will consist of squad members of the Singapore U16s team which participated in the ACC U16s Eastern Region Trophy.
The 1st match played on the 2nd of August 2019 at IA saw SCA U16s Select score 126 all out in 18.5 overs with Girin Gune top scoring with 29 (20). MCF U19s Select’s flamboyantly named Christopher Christopher doing damage to the SCA U16s Select batting line up after a bright start by claiming 4 wickets off 4 overs for 25 runs.
In reply, the MCF U19s Select found the going tough as they were rolled for 82 in 19.4 overs. Off spinner Akshay Puri doing one better than his opposing number by taking 5 wickets for just 7 runs.
SCA U16s Select winning by 40 runs and the two teams will face off again at the Indian Association at 6.30pm on the 3rd of August for the 2nd T20 match.