Dubai: It was a scenario of so shut yet so far all over again for the UAE soon after they crumbled against Scotland in the 3rd play-off of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup qualifier at the Dubai Worldwide Stadium. The host crew, who have been reeling beneath the off-subject tension of shedding their major players to ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit’s investigation, dropped by 90 runs as Scotland booked their spot in the ICC T20 Entire world Cup in Australia.
Scotland, electing to bat just after successful the toss, posted 198-6 and bowled UAE out for 108 in 18.3 overs.
Scotland innings started with opener Kyle Coetzer likely for his photographs and, in the next over, hit Junaid Siddique for two boundaries. In the third in excess of, George Munsey as well opened out and strike Sultan Ahmad for two sixes and a boundary. By the seventh around, the pair put on their 50-operate partnership. Coetzer used the reverse sweep to get a boundary off UAE captain Ahmad Raza though Munsey strike Waheed Ahmad for two sixes, a person to deep midwicket and another in excess of deep sq. leg, to speed up the run flow. By the finish of the 10th in excess of Scotland openers had put on 81 operates.
Munsey reached his 50 %-century in 33 balls. UAE acquired their breakthrough in the 12th around when Coetzer lofted Siddique to Mohammad Usman at prolonged off for 34 runs. Next gentleman Michael Leask hit the initially ball he faced for a 6 off Siddique more than deep midwicket. Scotland achieved the 100-operate mark in 12.4 overs by way of Munsey’s fifth six around. Munsey fell in the 14th more than to Raza for 65 when Rameez Shahzad pulled of a fantastic acrobatic catch at lengthy-off, leaping and stretching his hand. Next batsman Richie Berrington commenced by hitting Raza for a 6 around prolonged-off. He also strike Waheed for two sixes in the 16th in excess of, one particular more than deep midwicket and a different a potent hit more than the bowlers head.
Zahoor Khan obtained Leask out for 12 by possessing him caught by Waheed at deep midwicket. Berrington hit two successive boundaries off Zahoor Khan and fell in the 18th about to Mustafa for 48. With the final ball of that above Mustafa acquired the wicket of Tom Stole for 6. Callum MacLeod hit 25 runs off 11 balls to acquire Scotland to two runs short of the 200-run mark.
Chasing the rating, UAE misplaced their opener Chirag Suri, caught guiding off Matthew Cross for 4 to the 3rd ball of the 1st above. In the third about, the other opener Mustafa as well departed, caught at the rear of off Josh Davey for 4.
Shahzad higher slash Davey for a 6 above issue. UAE arrived at the 50-operate mark in 8.1 overs by means of Shahzad’s second six off Mark Watt but he fell to the up coming ball hitting straight to Munsey at deep deal with for 34.
Defeat stared as UAE could put up only 66 for 3 by the close of the 10th in excess of and wanted an additional 133 operates from the remaining 10 overs. To make issues worse, in the 12th in excess of, Waheed Ahmed turned a Berrington sufferer for 6. The 13th in excess of just about ended UAE’s challenge with Watt producing Mohammad Usman hit to Leask at long-off for 20 and clean bowling Sultan Ahmed for a duck. Mohammad Boota (2), Siddique (3) and Raza (3) quickly adopted leaving Darius D’Silva unbeaten on 19.