Saudi Arabia beat Indonesia by 8 wickets at 2023 ACC Men’s Challenger Cup

Saudi Arabia’s national cricket team have beaten Indonesia by eight wickets in their ODI at the 2023 ACC Men’s Challenger Cup taking place in Thailand.

The team from the Kingdom managed to bowl out their opponents for 117 runs in 29.3 overs. The Saudis then strolled to victory by posting 118 runs in 25 overs for the loss of only two wickets.

The tournament, which runs until March 5, is played in a round robin, 50-over format with eight teams split into two groups of four. The top two from each group will progress to the semifinals in the knockout stages.

Saudi Arabia are in Group B alongside Indonesia, Myanmar and hosts Thailand. Meanwhile, Group A includes Bhutan, Maldives, Bahrain and Iran.

The competition acts a pathway to September’s 2023 Asia Cup in Pakistan, which itself is a preparatory tournament for the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup in India starting in October.