UAE RING WARNING BELLS, BEAT BANGLADESH IN EMERGING TEAMS ASIA CUP

United Arab Emirates rang warning bells for the participating outfits on the opening day of the ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup by getting 97 runs win over a Bangladesh at Southend Club Cricket Stadium, Karachi on Thursday.

Player of the Match: Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmed (UAE)

Electing to bat, UAE while banking on the batting guiles of Ashfaq Ahmed who scored 98 runs made 267 runs losing all of their wickets in 49.4 overs and then kept Bangladesh to as low as 170 for all in 36.5 overs to win the match with little trouble.

Ashfaq opening UAE innings along with Rohan Muztafa stayed together at the crease for a 102 runs stand before the latter was out at 40. But Ashfaq maintained the flow of runs while facing 93 balls he hit 16 fours and a six. His opening partner sliced six fours as he faced 70 balls.

Ghulam Sabir was their second highest scorer as he made fluffy 52 in 57 balls. His innings also had four fours and three sixes. Later in their batting order Shaiman Anwar scored run a ball 34.

Shoriful Islam and Khaled Ahmed did the main damage to UAE batting by having four and three wickets for 55 and 65 runs respectively.
In their chase, Bangladesh tumbled to UAE attack led by Imran Haider and Ahmed Raza who shared four wickets each.

Mizanur Rahman was Bangladesh’s highest scorer with 43 runs. He remained at the wickets to face 62 balls during which he also hit six fours.

Shafiul Islam contributed 32 runs to his team’s total. He played 35 balls and also hit six boundaries. Shoriful Islam remained not out at 31 but all of their batsmen failed to understand the bowling of UAE. Ashfaq Ahmed of UAE Team was later named the Player of the Match.

Bangladesh will now take on Hong Kong in the second match on Friday at the same venue.

EMERGING TEAMS ASIA CUP 2018
Thu 6-Dec


Bangladesh v UAE at SG, Karachi
UAE WON BY 97 RUNS
UAE won the toss and chose to bat
UAE: 267 all out off 49.4 overs (MA.Ahmed 98, R.Mustafa 40, G.Sabbir 52, S.Anwar 34)
Bangladesh: 170 all out off 36.5 overs (MM.Rahman 43, Shaiful Islam 32, Shoriful Islam 31*; I.Haider 4-35, A.Raza 4-50)
Player of the Match: Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmed (UAE)

 

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Filed December 6th, 2018