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1988 Youth Cricket World Cup
|Dates||28 February – 13 March 1988|
|Cricket format||U19 ODI (50-over)|
|Champions||Australia (1st title)|
|Most runs||Brett Williams (471)|
|Most wickets|| Wayne Holdsworth
Mushtaq Ahmed (19 each)
The 1988 McDonald's Bicentennial Youth World Cup was an international cricket tournament played in Australia from 28 February to 13 March 1988. Sponsored by McDonald's, it was the inaugural edition of what is now the Under-19 Cricket World Cup, and formed part of the celebrations for the Australian Bicentenary.
The tournament was primarily organised by the Australian Cricket Board (ACB), with only limited oversight from the International Cricket Conference (ICC). Eight teams participated, with the seven Test-playing ICC members joined by a composite team of players from ICC associate members.[a] Australia defeated Pakistan in the final by five wickets, with England and the West Indies being the losing semi-finalists. The tournament play-offs were held at Adelaide Oval, with the other matches held at country venues in the states of New South Wales, South Australia, and Victoria. Australia's Brett Williams was the leading run-scorer at the tournament, while his teammate Wayne Holdsworth and Pakistan's Mushtaq Ahmed were the joint leading wicket-takers.
Players at the tournament had to be 18 years or younger on 1 January 1987, restricting participation to those born before 1 January 1968.
|New Zealand||Pakistan||Sri Lanka||West Indies|
|ICC Associates XI||7||0||7||0||0||0||2.969|
- Note: run rate (adjusted to a team's full allocation of overs if all out) was used as a tiebreaker if teams finished on an equal number of points, rather than net run rate (as is now common).
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