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July 11, 2010
UAE 302 for 5 (Javed 89*, Rehman 57*, Khurram 51) beat Bermuda 168 (Hemp 37, Raza 3-29, Khurram 3-25) by 134 runs
United Arab Emirates extended their domination over Bermuda with a thumping 134-run win at the National Stadium. Captain Khurram Khan led from the front with a half-century, followed by three wickets to keep Bermuda down to a paltry 168 in response to a massive 302.
It was a combined effort from the UAE batsmen which set up the win. Saqib Shah added 47 with opener Amjad Ali and then 67 with Khurram. Both Saqib and Amjad fell in their thirties. Khurram managed to score a half-century before he was dismissed by Tamauri Tucker. The innings got a real surge when Abdul Rehman and Amjad Javed got together to add an unbeaten 134 for the sixth wicket in just over 15 overs. Rehman hit 57 off 61 balls while Javed faced the same number of balls but blitzed 89. His knock included seven fours and five sixes.
The Bermuda batsmen struggled to put up those kind of partnerships and hence were no match for UAE. They were pegged back by Shoaib Sarwar's early strikes and couldn't keep with the required rate. David Hemp resisted with 37 but after he was dismissed, in the 28th over, UAE strengthened their grip. Khurram took three lower-order wickets to round off a good day.
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