August 24, 2006

ACC Trophy 2006

UAE and Hong Kong through to final

Martin Williamson

United Arab Emirates beat Nepal by nine wickets in the semi-final of the ACC Trophy Cricket in Kuala Lumpur. Winning the toss, UAE elected to field and bowled Nepal out for 103 in 36.4 overs. UAE crusied to victory in just 18 overs.

UAE will meet Hong Kong in the final after they beat Afghanistan in a match which was set for a good finale before rain brought a premature close.

UAE 105 for 1 (A Ali 75*, S Ali 23*) beat Nepal 103 (Asad 2-24, Silva 3-26, Tauqir 3-30) by nine wickets

Hong Kong 157 beat Afghanistan 108 for 7 by 18 runs (D/L method)

Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Martin Williamson
Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.

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