Asian Cricket Council Trophy Elite, 2012/13 / Commentary

Asian Cricket Council Trophy Elite - Group B

United Arab Emirates v Kuwait

United Arab Emirates won by 141 runs

Kuwait have won the toss and elected to field. Another scorcher here at Al Dhaid Cricket Village on the outskirts of the Emirate of Sharjah.

Two changes for Kuwait from the side that beat Nepal yesterday, Saud Gulsukar and Muhammad Ahsan are rested, Jagath Roshantha and Yohan Chandana come in. UAE are unchanged from the side that beat Hong Kong.

The players' fitness will determine the result as much as anything. UAE have the edge in the field, Kuwait have more flair in batting, quite even in the bowling. Kuwait, though, having beaten Nepal yesterday, the team that beat UAE on the first day of the event, are a dangerous side. "The Pakistan of world cricket," says Kuwait's manager Asad Baig, referring to their ability to hit the heights and plumb the depths from day to day.

0.1

Chandana to Abdul Shakoor, FOUR, short and outside off, crashed through point with ease

0.2

Chandana to Abdul Shakoor, FOUR, similar ball, hit harder, straighter, one bounce over the extra cover rope

0.3

Chandana to Abdul Shakoor, no run, pitched up, taken on the pads

0.4

Chandana to Abdul Shakoor, 2 runs, again short and outside off, punched to cover

off-side field reinforced

0.5

Chandana to Abdul Shakoor, no run, looking for that yorker, dug out

0.6

Chandana to Abdul Shakoor, no run, pitched up, hint of inswing, blocked back

End of over 1 (10 runs) United Arab Emirates 10/0
Abdul Shakoor    10* (6b 2x4)      Y Chandana    1-0-10-0
Arshad Ali    0* (0b)     

Third man and extra cover the boundary men for Irfan Bhatti

1.1

Irfan Bhatti to Arshad Ali, no run, Military medium, on a length, played back

1.2

Irfan Bhatti to Arshad Ali, no run, played to leg, Shakoor hares down, sent back

1.3

Irfan Bhatti to Arshad Ali, 1 run, scrambles a run to mid-off, not the fastest runner is Arshad these days, home safely, in spite of the throw hitting

1.4

Irfan Bhatti to Abdul Shakoor, 1 run, driven to mid-off and run

1.5

Irfan Bhatti to Arshad Ali, no run

1.6

Irfan Bhatti to Arshad Ali, 3 runs, turned off his pads, good timing, mid-on runs back steadily to haul in

End of over 2 (5 runs) United Arab Emirates 15/0
Arshad Ali    4* (5b)      Irfan Bhatti    1-0-5-0
Abdul Shakoor    11* (7b 2x4)      Y Chandana    1-0-10-0

2.1

Chandana to Arshad Ali, no run, touch of inswing, thuds into the pads, stifled appeal

2.2

Chandana to Arshad Ali, no run, more swing there, defended

2.3

Chandana to Arshad Ali, 3 runs, comes forward to on-drive sweetly, all timing, mid-on drags it back with his foot, inches from the boundary

2.4

Chandana to Abdul Shakoor, FOUR, one doesn't bowl short to this man, flat-batted into the sightscreen

2.5

Chandana to Abdul Shakoor, FOUR, and one doesn't pitch it up wide of off-stump either, slammed to the long-off boundary

2.6

Chandana to Abdul Shakoor, FOUR, short and wide and cut

End of over 3 (15 runs) United Arab Emirates 30/0
Abdul Shakoor    23* (10b 5x4)      Y Chandana    2-0-25-0
Arshad Ali    7* (8b)      Irfan Bhatti    1-0-5-0

3.1

Irfan Bhatti to Arshad Ali, no run, on a length, on off, Arshad comes forward to defend

3.2

Irfan Bhatti to Arshad Ali, no run, pitched up, Arshad checks the drive, Irfan Bhatti not the fastest opening bowler he's faced, mid-off fields

3.3

Irfan Bhatti to Arshad Ali, 1 run, tucked off his pads for an easy run

3.4

Irfan Bhatti to Abdul Shakoor, FOUR, late cut, not totally controlled, between slip and the 'keeper, half-chance

3.5

Irfan Bhatti to Abdul Shakoor, no run, on a length, outside off, played to cover

3.6

Irfan Bhatti to Abdul Shakoor, no run, pitched up on leg and middle, pushed to cover

Arshad Ali switches to a cap, No zip in this wicket

End of over 4 (5 runs) United Arab Emirates 35/0
Abdul Shakoor    27* (13b 6x4)      Irfan Bhatti    2-0-10-0
Arshad Ali    8* (11b)      Y Chandana    2-0-25-0

4.1

Kashif Sharif to Arshad Ali, no run, pitched up, turned to backward square

4.2

Kashif Sharif to Arshad Ali, no run

4.3

Kashif Sharif to Arshad Ali, no run

4.4

Kashif Sharif to Arshad Ali, 3 runs, short and chopped down past backward square

4.5

Kashif Sharif to Abdul Shakoor, 1 run

4.6

Kashif Sharif to Arshad Ali, FOUR, swept from off-stump, connects sweetly

End of over 5 (8 runs) United Arab Emirates 43/0
Arshad Ali    15* (16b 1x4)      Kashif Sharif    1-0-8-0
Abdul Shakoor    28* (14b 6x4)      Irfan Bhatti    2-0-10-0

5.1

Irfan Bhatti to Abdul Shakoor, no run, on a length, outside off, swing and a miss, 'keeper standing up collects

5.2

Irfan Bhatti to Abdul Shakoor, no run, on a length, aimed at the top of middle, defended

5.3

Irfan Bhatti to Abdul Shakoor, FOUR, pitched up, on ,middle, and despatched with a free flow of the bat over mid-off

5.4

Irfan Bhatti to Abdul Shakoor, 1 run, length-delivery, turned off the pads

5.5

Irfan Bhatti to Arshad Ali, 1 run, singles on offer most times bat hits ball, twos will be taken soon as UAE work things out

5.6

Irfan Bhatti to Abdul Shakoor, 1 run, driven to long-on for a strolled single

End of over 6 (7 runs) United Arab Emirates 50/0
Abdul Shakoor    34* (19b 7x4)      Irfan Bhatti    3-0-17-0
Arshad Ali    16* (17b 1x4)      Kashif Sharif    1-0-8-0

6.1

Kashif Sharif to Abdul Shakoor, no run

6.2

Kashif Sharif to Abdul Shakoor, no run

6.3

Kashif Sharif to Abdul Shakoor, SIX, tossed up and swung over midwicket, almost lazy swing of the bat

6.4

Kashif Sharif to Abdul Shakoor, no run

6.5

Kashif Sharif to Abdul Shakoor, no run

6.6

Kashif Sharif to Abdul Shakoor, no run, short, batsman misses out, into the pads but missing leg

End of over 7 (6 runs) United Arab Emirates 56/0
Abdul Shakoor    40* (25b 7x4 1x6)      Kashif Sharif    2-0-14-0
Arshad Ali    16* (17b 1x4)      Irfan Bhatti    3-0-17-0

7.1

Irfan Bhatti to Arshad Ali, 2 runs, full-pitched, clipped off his pads, timed well

7.2

Irfan Bhatti to Arshad Ali, no run

7.3

Irfan Bhatti to Arshad Ali, 1 run, front-foot drive to mid-off

7.4

Irfan Bhatti to Abdul Shakoor, SIX, pitched up and slammed back

7.5

Irfan Bhatti to Abdul Shakoor, no run

7.6

Irfan Bhatti to Abdul Shakoor, FOUR, pitched up, on off-stump, the attempted big drive skews off the outer edge in the air but safe and that's a rollicking 50 for the UAE opener in his first international tournament

End of over 8 (13 runs) United Arab Emirates 69/0
Abdul Shakoor    50* (28b 8x4 2x6)      Irfan Bhatti    4-0-30-0
Arshad Ali    19* (20b 1x4)      Kashif Sharif    2-0-14-0

8.1

Kashif Sharif to Arshad Ali, no run

8.2

Kashif Sharif to Arshad Ali, no run, run-out chance spurned

8.3

Kashif Sharif to Arshad Ali, no run

8.4

Kashif Sharif to Arshad Ali, no run

8.5

Kashif Sharif to Arshad Ali, no run

8.6

Kashif Sharif to Arshad Ali, 1 run, half-sweep dink on bended knee round the corner

End of over 9 (1 run) United Arab Emirates 70/0
Arshad Ali    20* (26b 1x4)      Kashif Sharif    3-0-15-0
Abdul Shakoor    50* (28b 8x4 2x6)      Irfan Bhatti    4-0-30-0

9.1

Ali Shahzad to Arshad Ali, no run

9.2

Ali Shahzad to Arshad Ali, no run

9.3

Ali Shahzad to Arshad Ali, 1 run

9.4

Ali Shahzad to Abdul Shakoor, no run

9.5

Ali Shahzad to Abdul Shakoor, FOUR, good over spoiled by a short one, swung round to backward square

9.6

Ali Shahzad to Abdul Shakoor, no run

End of over 10 (5 runs) United Arab Emirates 75/0
Abdul Shakoor    54* (31b 9x4 2x6)      Ali Shahzad    1-0-5-0
Arshad Ali    21* (29b 1x4)      Kashif Sharif    3-0-15-0

10.1

Kashif Sharif to Arshad Ali, FOUR, swept powerfully, fetched from off and middle, races to the square leg boundary

10.2

Kashif Sharif to Arshad Ali, no run

10.3

Kashif Sharif to Arshad Ali, 1 run

10.4

Kashif Sharif to Abdul Shakoor, 1 run

10.5

Kashif Sharif to Arshad Ali, 1 run

10.6

Kashif Sharif to Abdul Shakoor, SIX, pitched up and Shakoor just hoists it over long-on, doesn't care that the boundary fielder was in line, it sailed right over his head by yards

End of over 11 (13 runs) United Arab Emirates 88/0
Abdul Shakoor    61* (33b 9x4 3x6)      Kashif Sharif    4-0-28-0
Arshad Ali    27* (33b 2x4)      Ali Shahzad    1-0-5-0

11.1

Ali Shahzad to Arshad Ali, 2 runs

11.2

Ali Shahzad to Arshad Ali, 3 runs, dinked round into the backward square gap, Arshad focussing on placement not power, Shakoor hustles back for the third, 'keeper knocks down the stumps, close but he's said to be safe

11.3

Ali Shahzad to Abdul Shakoor, FOUR, fine stroke, driven, ball landing two inches in front of the midwicket rope

11.4

Ali Shahzad to Abdul Shakoor, SIX, length delivery on off, leans back to hammer over long-off

11.5

Ali Shahzad to Abdul Shakoor, no run

11.6

Ali Shahzad to Abdul Shakoor, no run

Saad Khalid on from the Garden End

End of over 12 (15 runs) United Arab Emirates 103/0
Abdul Shakoor    71* (37b 10x4 4x6)      Ali Shahzad    2-0-20-0
Arshad Ali    32* (35b 2x4)      Kashif Sharif    4-0-28-0

12.1

Saad Khalid to Arshad Ali, 1 run, Most pace of the day so far, Arshad nudges a fullish delivery to the on side

12.2

Saad Khalid to Abdul Shakoor, no run, attempted slash outside off, misses

12.3

Saad Khalid to Abdul Shakoor, no run, decent fire being generated by the bowler, Shakoor beaten, ball thudding into the pads

12.4

Saad Khalid to Abdul Shakoor, no run

12.5

Saad Khalid to Abdul Shakoor, FOUR, pitched up and driven to long-off, good contest between these two

12.6

Saad Khalid to Abdul Shakoor, no run

Sibtain Raza now on from the Camp End

End of over 13 (5 runs) United Arab Emirates 108/0
Abdul Shakoor    75* (42b 11x4 4x6)      Saad Khalid    1-0-5-0
Arshad Ali    33* (36b 2x4)      Ali Shahzad    2-0-20-0

13.1

Sibtain Raza to Arshad Ali, no run

13.2

Sibtain Raza to Arshad Ali, no run

13.3

Sibtain Raza to Arshad Ali, no run, run-out chance! Shakoor races down after Arshad sweeps to backward square, Arshad turns and beats the throw back, 'keeper shies with gloved hand to the bowler's end but Shakoor back too

13.4

Sibtain Raza to Arshad Ali, 1 run

13.5

Sibtain Raza to Abdul Shakoor, no run

13.6

Sibtain Raza to Abdul Shakoor, FOUR, good over spoiled by that boundary. But this bowling combination looks the best for Kuwait so far

End of over 14 (5 runs) United Arab Emirates 113/0
Abdul Shakoor    79* (44b 12x4 4x6)      Sibtain Raza    1-0-5-0
Arshad Ali    34* (40b 2x4)      Saad Khalid    1-0-5-0

14.1

Saad Khalid to Arshad Ali, 2 runs

14.2

Saad Khalid to Arshad Ali, 1 run

14.3

Saad Khalid to Abdul Shakoor, no run

14.4

Saad Khalid to Abdul Shakoor, OUT, trying a big shot, bowled through the gate, end of a good innings and he receives a good hand from his team-mates as he walks back

Abdul Shakoor b Saad Khalid 79 (46b 12x4 4x6) SR: 171.73

14.5

Saad Khalid to Shaiman Anwar, no run

14.6

Saad Khalid to Shaiman Anwar, OUT, a little disconcerted by the pace, batsman plays a length ball down the wicket, lurches forward, Saad Khalid collects, swivels and turns to hurl the ball back at the stumps. Direct hit. Things are never boring when this lad's around

Shaiman Anwar run out 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 15 (3 runs) United Arab Emirates 116/1
     Saad Khalid    2-0-8-1
Arshad Ali    37* (42b 2x4)      Sibtain Raza    1-0-5-0

Saqib Ali the new bat

15.1

Sibtain Raza to Arshad Ali, 1 run

15.2

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, 1 run

15.3

Sibtain Raza to Arshad Ali, no run, Kuwait suddenly fielding well and some degree of pressure being applied

15.4

Sibtain Raza to Arshad Ali, 1 run

15.5

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, 1 run

15.6

Sibtain Raza to Arshad Ali, no run

End of over 16 (4 runs) United Arab Emirates 120/2
Arshad Ali    39* (46b 2x4)      Sibtain Raza    2-0-9-0
Saqib Ali    2* (2b)      Saad Khalid    2-0-8-1

16.1

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, 2 runs, spoke too soon, fumble at mid-off gifts runs

16.2

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, 2 runs, firm push-drive to a ball pitched up on off.

16.3

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, 3 runs, Game looks so much more authentic now, Saad Khalid and Sibtain Raza making the batsmen work for their runs, that attempted yorker turned to leg

16.4

Saad Khalid to Arshad Ali, 1 run, slower ball, spotted, driven to long-on

16.5

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, FOUR, top shot, comes forward to drive through mid-off

16.6

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, no run

Match State: Drinks

End of over 17 (12 runs) United Arab Emirates 132/2
Saqib Ali    13* (7b 1x4)      Saad Khalid    3-0-20-1
Arshad Ali    40* (47b 2x4)      Sibtain Raza    2-0-9-0

17.1

Sibtain Raza to Arshad Ali, 3 runs

17.2

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, no run

17.3

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, no run

17.4

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, no run

17.5

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, no run

17.6

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, no run

Kashif Sharif back on, from the Garden End

End of over 18 (3 runs) United Arab Emirates 135/2
Saqib Ali    13* (12b 1x4)      Sibtain Raza    3-0-12-0
Arshad Ali    43* (48b 2x4)      Saad Khalid    3-0-20-1

18.1

Kashif Sharif to Arshad Ali, no run, big appeal for lbw, ball spinning on off a length, declined

18.2

Kashif Sharif to Arshad Ali, 1 run, swept to deep square leg

18.3

Kashif Sharif to Saqib Ali, 1 run, tries a cut, doesn't time it, dribbles to point

18.4

Kashif Sharif to Arshad Ali, no run

18.5

Kashif Sharif to Arshad Ali, no run, another big appeal for lbw, Arshad padding up

18.6

Kashif Sharif to Arshad Ali, 1 run, turned to the leg side and they scamper through

End of over 19 (3 runs) United Arab Emirates 138/2
Arshad Ali    45* (53b 2x4)      Kashif Sharif    5-0-31-0
Saqib Ali    14* (13b 1x4)      Sibtain Raza    3-0-12-0

19.1

Sibtain Raza to Arshad Ali, no run

19.2

Sibtain Raza to Arshad Ali, no run

19.3

Sibtain Raza to Arshad Ali, 1 run, another sweep, another run

19.4

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, 1 run, looks in good form Saqib, even timing his defensive strokes well

19.5

Sibtain Raza to Arshad Ali, 1 run

19.6

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, no run, gives the bowler the charge, bowler tosses it up higher and in the end, Saqiib can only lift the bat straight in front of his chest to defend

End of over 20 (3 runs) United Arab Emirates 141/2
Saqib Ali    15* (15b 1x4)      Sibtain Raza    4-0-15-0
Arshad Ali    47* (57b 2x4)      Kashif Sharif    5-0-31-0

20.1

Kashif Sharif to Arshad Ali, 1 run

20.2

Kashif Sharif to Saqib Ali, no run, Saqib and Arshad's running between the wickets is a a little fraught

20.3

Kashif Sharif to Saqib Ali, no run

20.4

Kashif Sharif to Saqib Ali, no run

20.5

Kashif Sharif to Saqib Ali, 1 run, the doosra, and its not picked, clipped to backward point

20.6

Kashif Sharif to Arshad Ali, no run

End of over 21 (2 runs) United Arab Emirates 143/2
Arshad Ali    48* (59b 2x4)      Kashif Sharif    6-0-33-0
Saqib Ali    16* (19b 1x4)      Sibtain Raza    4-0-15-0

21.1

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, 1 run, hammered hard off the back foot, long on runs round well to field on the bounce, that ball was travelling

21.2

Sibtain Raza to Arshad Ali, no run

21.3

Sibtain Raza to Arshad Ali, 1 run

21.4

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, no run, Saqib tries the advance, length ball on off-stump, goes back to cut, misses

21.5

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, no run

21.6

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, 2 runs

End of over 22 (4 runs) United Arab Emirates 147/2
Saqib Ali    19* (23b 1x4)      Sibtain Raza    5-0-19-0
Arshad Ali    49* (61b 2x4)      Kashif Sharif    6-0-33-0

22.1

Hisham Mirza to Arshad Ali, 1 run

22.2

Hisham Mirza to Saqib Ali, 1 run

22.3

Hisham Mirza to Arshad Ali, FOUR, pitched up and driven sweetly to long-on and that's been a well-constructed 50

22.4

Hisham Mirza to Arshad Ali, 1 run

22.5

Hisham Mirza to Saqib Ali, no run

22.6

Hisham Mirza to Saqib Ali, no run

End of over 23 (7 runs) United Arab Emirates 154/2
Saqib Ali    20* (26b 1x4)      Hisham Mirza    1-0-7-0
Arshad Ali    55* (64b 3x4)      Sibtain Raza    5-0-19-0

23.1

Sibtain Raza to Arshad Ali, 1 run, Arshad shimmies down, gets to the pitch, driven along the ground to long-on

23.2

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, 1 run, swept powerfully but straight to the square-leg fielder

23.3

Sibtain Raza to Arshad Ali, FOUR, pitched up, hoisted, difficult chance but catchable, square leg, racing back throws an arm at it, one bounce over the rope

23.4

Sibtain Raza to Arshad Ali, no run

23.5

Sibtain Raza to Arshad Ali, 1 run

23.6

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, 1 run

End of over 24 (8 runs) United Arab Emirates 162/2
Saqib Ali    22* (28b 1x4)      Sibtain Raza    6-0-27-0
Arshad Ali    61* (68b 4x4)      Hisham Mirza    1-0-7-0

24.1

Hisham Mirza to Saqib Ali, no run

24.2

Hisham Mirza to Saqib Ali, no run

24.3

Hisham Mirza to Saqib Ali, FOUR, fine stroke, foot right to the pitch and hits through the line against the spin to wide long-off

24.4

Hisham Mirza to Saqib Ali, no run

24.5

Hisham Mirza to Saqib Ali, no run

24.6

Hisham Mirza to Saqib Ali, 1 run, full-length, driven to long-off

UAE on course for 334 off 50 overs at this rate

End of over 25 (5 runs) United Arab Emirates 167/2
Saqib Ali    27* (34b 2x4)      Hisham Mirza    2-0-12-0
Arshad Ali    61* (68b 4x4)      Sibtain Raza    6-0-27-0

25.1

Ali Shahzad to Saqib Ali, 1 run, Fifty partnership between these two, at a fair rate, Kuwait will have to chase hard and well to win

25.2

Ali Shahzad to Arshad Ali, no run

25.3

Ali Shahzad to Arshad Ali, 1 run

25.4

Ali Shahzad to Saqib Ali, no run

25.5

Ali Shahzad to Saqib Ali, 1 run

25.6

Ali Shahzad to Arshad Ali, 1 run

End of over 26 (4 runs) United Arab Emirates 171/2
Arshad Ali    63* (71b 4x4)      Ali Shahzad    3-0-24-0
Saqib Ali    29* (37b 2x4)      Hisham Mirza    2-0-12-0

26.1

Hisham Mirza to Arshad Ali, 1 run

26.2

Hisham Mirza to Saqib Ali, FOUR

26.3

Hisham Mirza to Saqib Ali, FOUR, swept hard to wide fine leg

26.4

Hisham Mirza to Saqib Ali, FOUR, swivelled round, that ball was travelling

26.5

Hisham Mirza to Saqib Ali, 2 runs, late cut down to third man

26.6

Hisham Mirza to Saqib Ali, no run

End of over 27 (15 runs) United Arab Emirates 186/2
Saqib Ali    43* (42b 5x4)      Hisham Mirza    3-0-27-0
Arshad Ali    64* (72b 4x4)      Ali Shahzad    3-0-24-0

27.1

Ali Shahzad to Arshad Ali, FOUR, short and wide and cut hard

27.2

Ali Shahzad to Arshad Ali, no run

27.3

Ali Shahzad to Arshad Ali, 1 run

27.4

Ali Shahzad to Saqib Ali, no run

27.5

Ali Shahzad to Saqib Ali, no run

27.6

Ali Shahzad to Saqib Ali, 1 run

Saad Khalid back on. Hold on!

End of over 28 (6 runs) United Arab Emirates 192/2
Saqib Ali    44* (45b 5x4)      Ali Shahzad    4-0-30-0
Arshad Ali    69* (75b 5x4)      Hisham Mirza    3-0-27-0

28.1

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, 1 run

28.2

Saad Khalid to Arshad Ali, 1 run

28.3

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, no run

28.4

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, no run

28.5

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, no run

28.6

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, no run

Long, loping run up by Saad Khalid, keeping the ball right up to the bat. Both batsmen still in caps, wicket very easy-paced. Batsmen cautious as yet against the young fast-bowler

End of over 29 (2 runs) United Arab Emirates 194/2
Saqib Ali    45* (50b 5x4)      Saad Khalid    4-0-22-1
Arshad Ali    70* (76b 5x4)      Ali Shahzad    4-0-30-0

29.1

Ali Shahzad to Arshad Ali, 1 wide

29.1

Ali Shahzad to Arshad Ali, no run

29.2

Ali Shahzad to Arshad Ali, OUT, the slow left-armer strikes, Arshad finally misses with the paddle-sweep and he's said to be plumb. Gestures how he should have played it with a straight bat as he comes off. Decent knock

Arshad Ali lbw b Ali Shahzad 70 (78b 5x4 0x6) SR: 89.74

29.3

Ali Shahzad to Khurram Khan, 1 wide

29.3

Ali Shahzad to Khurram Khan, no run

29.4

Ali Shahzad to Khurram Khan, 1 run, dabbed down to short third-man to get off the mark

29.5

Ali Shahzad to Saqib Ali, 1 run

29.6

Ali Shahzad to Khurram Khan, 1 run, pitched up, driven to long-off and walks the single

End of over 30 (5 runs) United Arab Emirates 199/3
Khurram Khan    2* (3b)      Ali Shahzad    5-0-35-1
Saqib Ali    46* (51b 5x4)      Saad Khalid    4-0-22-1

30.1

Saad Khalid to Khurram Khan, no run

30.2

Saad Khalid to Khurram Khan, 1 run, right up to the bat, driven to cover

30.3

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, 1 run

30.4

Saad Khalid to Khurram Khan, 1 run, full-pitched again and pushed in the off-side gap

30.5

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, FOUR, late on the stroke, the inside edge races down to fine leg, bowler anguished but that's another motoring 50 by Saqib Ali

30.6

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, 1 run

Yohan Chandana RFMback on, from the Camp End this time

End of over 31 (8 runs) United Arab Emirates 207/3
Saqib Ali    52* (54b 6x4)      Saad Khalid    5-0-30-1
Khurram Khan    4* (6b)      Ali Shahzad    5-0-35-1

31.1

Chandana to Saqib Ali, 1 wide, shorter run-up this spell, all whippy arm

31.1

Chandana to Saqib Ali, 1 run

31.2

Chandana to Khurram Khan, OUT, zips off the wicket,, Khuram not over the attempted cut, flashes and gets a thin top-edge through to the 'keeper

Khurram Khan c †Patel b Chandana 4 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

31.3

Chandana to Rohan Mustafa, no run

31.4

Chandana to Rohan Mustafa, FOUR, a little width, batsman latches on and ball screams down to third man

31.5

Chandana to Rohan Mustafa, no run, hint of away swing to the left-hander

31.6

Chandana to Rohan Mustafa, no run, good over and Kuwait will be hoping to keep UAE under 300. Saqib Ali a key factor in that calculation

End of over 32 (6 runs) United Arab Emirates 213/4
Rohan Mustafa    4* (4b 1x4)      Y Chandana    3-0-31-1
Saqib Ali    53* (55b 6x4)      Saad Khalid    5-0-30-1

32.1

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, no run

32.2

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, no run, plays and misses outside off

32.3

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, 2 runs, pitched up and pushed to mid-off, pinches a second run as bowler and fielder lack as much urgency as the runners

32.4

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, 1 run

32.5

Saad Khalid to Rohan Mustafa, no run

32.6

Saad Khalid to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run

End of over 33 (4 runs) United Arab Emirates 217/4
Rohan Mustafa    5* (6b 1x4)      Saad Khalid    6-0-34-1
Saqib Ali    56* (59b 6x4)      Y Chandana    3-0-31-1

33.1

Chandana to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run, tapped down to third man

33.2

Chandana to Saqib Ali, 1 run, clipped off his pads to fine leg inside the circle, hustle a single

33.3

Chandana to Rohan Mustafa, no run, the right-armer round the wicket to the left-hander

33.4

Chandana to Rohan Mustafa, no run, plays and misses outside off

33.5

Chandana to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run, now back to over the wicket

33.6

Chandana to Saqib Ali, 1 run

Match State: Drinks

End of over 34 (4 runs) United Arab Emirates 221/4
Saqib Ali    58* (61b 6x4)      Y Chandana    4-0-35-1
Rohan Mustafa    7* (10b 1x4)      Saad Khalid    6-0-34-1

34.1

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, no run

34.2

Sibtain Raza to Saqib Ali, 1 run

34.3

Sibtain Raza to Rohan Mustafa, no run

34.4

Sibtain Raza to Rohan Mustafa, 2 runs

34.5

Sibtain Raza to Rohan Mustafa, no run

34.6

Sibtain Raza to Rohan Mustafa, no run, good over from the off-spinner, finding turn and bounce from the Garden End

End of over 35 (3 runs) United Arab Emirates 224/4
Rohan Mustafa    9* (14b 1x4)      Sibtain Raza    7-0-30-0
Saqib Ali    59* (63b 6x4)      Y Chandana    4-0-35-1

35.1

Chandana to Saqib Ali, FOUR, pitched up and tickled round to fine leg

35.2

Chandana to Saqib Ali, FOUR, top shot, driven on the up through cover

35.3

Chandana to Saqib Ali, 1 run

35.4

Chandana to Rohan Mustafa, no run

35.5

Chandana to Rohan Mustafa, no run

35.6

Chandana to Rohan Mustafa, 2 runs

Batting Powerplay called for

End of over 36 (11 runs) United Arab Emirates 235/4
Rohan Mustafa    11* (17b 1x4)      Y Chandana    5-0-46-1
Saqib Ali    68* (66b 8x4)      Sibtain Raza    7-0-30-0

Saad Khalid back on

36.1

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, no run

36.2

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, 2 runs, driven to long-on, take two as the fielder runs in

36.3

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, 1 run, looking for that yorker, pushed to mid-on

36.4

Saad Khalid to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run, slower ball, pitched up, pushed to the off-side

36.5

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, no run

36.6

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, 1 run, rises from a length and dropped with soft hands to the off-side

End of over 37 (5 runs) United Arab Emirates 240/4
Saqib Ali    72* (71b 8x4)      Saad Khalid    7-0-39-1
Rohan Mustafa    12* (18b 1x4)      Y Chandana    5-0-46-1

37.1

Chandana to Saqib Ali, 1 run

37.2

Chandana to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run

37.3

Chandana to Saqib Ali, 1 run

37.4

Chandana to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run, slashed hard, goes high, one bounce to third man

37.5

Chandana to Saqib Ali, 1 run

37.6

Chandana to Rohan Mustafa, SIX, short and batsman sees it late but has hands fast enough to swing it over mid-wicket, tennis-forehand style!

End of over 38 (11 runs) United Arab Emirates 251/4
Rohan Mustafa    20* (21b 1x4 1x6)      Y Chandana    6-0-57-1
Saqib Ali    75* (74b 8x4)      Saad Khalid    7-0-39-1

38.1

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, 3 runs, pitched up on off-stump, square-driven, point misses

38.2

Saad Khalid to Rohan Mustafa, no run

38.3

Saad Khalid to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run

38.4

Saad Khalid to Saqib Ali, OUT, Yorker! And inswing. Saqib looking to play it square has off and middle knocked back and that's a deserved wicket and its been a fine innings

Saqib Ali b Saad Khalid 78 (76b 8x4 0x6) SR: 102.63

38.5

Saad Khalid to Mohammad Azam, no run, another yorker attempted, this one kept out by the left-hander

38.6

Saad Khalid to Mohammad Azam, no run, full-length delivery aimed at the timber, defended on the front foot

End of over 39 (4 runs) United Arab Emirates 255/5
Mohammad Azam    0* (2b)      Saad Khalid    8-0-43-2
Rohan Mustafa    21* (23b 1x4 1x6)      Y Chandana    6-0-57-1

39.1

Kashif Sharif to Rohan Mustafa, FOUR

39.2

Kashif Sharif to Rohan Mustafa, no run

39.3

Kashif Sharif to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run

39.4

Kashif Sharif to Mohammad Azam, no run

39.5

Kashif Sharif to Mohammad Azam, 2 runs

39.6

Kashif Sharif to Mohammad Azam, no run

End of over 40 (7 runs) United Arab Emirates 262/5
Mohammad Azam    2* (5b)      Kashif Sharif    7-0-40-0
Rohan Mustafa    26* (26b 2x4 1x6)      Saad Khalid    8-0-43-2

40.1

Sibtain Raza to Rohan Mustafa, 2 runs

40.2

Sibtain Raza to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run

40.3

Sibtain Raza to Mohammad Azam, FOUR, hit hard to square leg on bended knee

40.4

Sibtain Raza to Mohammad Azam, no run, beaten by that one, outside off

40.5

Sibtain Raza to Mohammad Azam, no run

40.6

Sibtain Raza to Mohammad Azam, no run, the doosra's inside-edged

End of over 41 (7 runs) United Arab Emirates 269/5
Mohammad Azam    6* (9b 1x4)      Sibtain Raza    8-0-37-0
Rohan Mustafa    29* (28b 2x4 1x6)      Kashif Sharif    7-0-40-0

41.1

Kashif Sharif to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run

41.2

Kashif Sharif to Mohammad Azam, no run

41.3

Kashif Sharif to Mohammad Azam, 1 run

41.4

Kashif Sharif to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run

41.5

Kashif Sharif to Mohammad Azam, 2 runs

41.6

Kashif Sharif to Mohammad Azam, SIX, pitched up and wide, monstered over mid-off

41.6

Kashif Sharif to Mohammad Azam, SIX, pitched up and wide, monstered over mid-off

End of over 42 (11 runs) United Arab Emirates 280/5
Mohammad Azam    15* (13b 1x4 1x6)      Kashif Sharif    8-0-51-0
Rohan Mustafa    31* (30b 2x4 1x6)      Sibtain Raza    8-0-37-0

42.1

Sibtain Raza to Rohan Mustafa, no run

42.2

Sibtain Raza to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run

42.3

Sibtain Raza to Mohammad Azam, 1 run

42.4

Sibtain Raza to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run

42.5

Sibtain Raza to Mohammad Azam, 1 run

42.6

Sibtain Raza to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run

End of over 43 (5 runs) United Arab Emirates 285/5
Rohan Mustafa    34* (34b 2x4 1x6)      Sibtain Raza    9-0-42-0
Mohammad Azam    17* (15b 1x4 1x6)      Kashif Sharif    8-0-51-0

43.1

Chandana to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run

43.2

Chandana to Mohammad Azam, FOUR, short and wide and slashed over the infield to the point boundary

43.3

Chandana to Mohammad Azam, FOUR, pitched up but wide and that's hit hard through the ga between point and cover, 'not a man move' shot

43.4

Chandana to Mohammad Azam, FOUR, the whole radius of the off-side pierced now, similar delivery, similar shot, that goes to wide third man

43.5

Chandana to Mohammad Azam, FOUR, driven this time, to mid-off

43.6

Chandana to Mohammad Azam, no run

End of over 44 (17 runs) United Arab Emirates 302/5
Mohammad Azam    33* (20b 5x4 1x6)      Y Chandana    7-0-74-1
Rohan Mustafa    35* (35b 2x4 1x6)      Sibtain Raza    9-0-42-0

44.1

Sibtain Raza to Rohan Mustafa, FOUR, under-cut and it goes through third man's hands

44.2

Sibtain Raza to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run

44.3

Sibtain Raza to Mohammad Azam, 1 run

44.4

Sibtain Raza to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run

44.5

Sibtain Raza to Mohammad Azam, FOUR, swung to square leg on bended knee

44.6

Sibtain Raza to Mohammad Azam, 1 run

And a mini-sandstorm swirls around the outfield, plumes of silica rising high in the sky. Not easy, playing in a desert, full credit to all those who do and have done

End of over 45 (12 runs) United Arab Emirates 314/5
Mohammad Azam    39* (23b 6x4 1x6)      Sibtain Raza    10-0-54-0
Rohan Mustafa    41* (38b 3x4 1x6)      Y Chandana    7-0-74-1

45.1

Kashif Sharif to Mohammad Azam, no run

45.2

Kashif Sharif to Mohammad Azam, FOUR, swept down to fine leg, has been an enterprising innings, and is likely to see UAE past 350

45.3

Kashif Sharif to Mohammad Azam, no run

45.4

Kashif Sharif to Mohammad Azam, 1 run

45.5

Kashif Sharif to Rohan Mustafa, no run

45.6

Kashif Sharif to Rohan Mustafa, FOUR, plants the front foot and hits through the ball, sending it over mid-off

End of over 46 (9 runs) United Arab Emirates 323/5
Rohan Mustafa    45* (40b 4x4 1x6)      Kashif Sharif    9-0-60-0
Mohammad Azam    44* (27b 7x4 1x6)      Sibtain Raza    10-0-54-0

46.1

Saad Khalid to Mohammad Azam, 2 runs

46.2

Saad Khalid to Mohammad Azam, FOUR, pitched up, not at his fastest now, and that's his 50 with a drive through cover

46.3

Saad Khalid to Mohammad Azam, 1 run

46.4

Saad Khalid to Rohan Mustafa, 1 leg bye, big appeal for leg before

46.5

Saad Khalid to Mohammad Azam, no run

46.6

Saad Khalid to Mohammad Azam, 1 leg bye, an even bigger appeal for lbw this time, but its accuracy not volume that matters

End of over 47 (9 runs) United Arab Emirates 332/5
Mohammad Azam    51* (32b 8x4 1x6)      Saad Khalid    9-0-50-2
Rohan Mustafa    45* (41b 4x4 1x6)      Kashif Sharif    9-0-60-0

47.1

Kashif Sharif to Mohammad Azam, OUT, mistimes the drive and it dollies up to cover, end of a dashing innings by the piratical Azam

Mohammad Azam c Hisham Mirza b Kashif Sharif 51 (33b 8x4 1x6) SR: 154.54

47.2

Kashif Sharif to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run

47.3

Kashif Sharif to Amjad Javed, no run

47.4

Kashif Sharif to Amjad Javed, FOUR, plants his foot and sends the middle stump directed delivery one bounce over the square leg rope

47.5

Kashif Sharif to Amjad Javed, OUT, tries to cut, beaten

Amjad Javed b Kashif Sharif 4 (3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

47.6

Kashif Sharif to Ahmed Raza, 2 runs

End of over 48 (7 runs) United Arab Emirates 339/7
Ahmed Raza    2* (1b)      Kashif Sharif    10-0-67-2
Rohan Mustafa    46* (42b 4x4 1x6)      Saad Khalid    9-0-50-2

48.1

Saad Khalid to Rohan Mustafa, FOUR, comes forward and flat bats the ball square, fine 50 by him too

48.2

Saad Khalid to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run, OUT, Ahmed Raza run out at the bowler's end, coming back for the second, direct hit by long-on

Ahmed Raza run out 2 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

48.3

Saad Khalid to Rohan Mustafa, 2 runs

48.4

Saad Khalid to Rohan Mustafa, 2 runs

48.5

Saad Khalid to Rohan Mustafa, FOUR, gives the bowler the charge and drives it into the wide open spaces around mid-off

48.6

Saad Khalid to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run

End of over 49 (14 runs) United Arab Emirates 353/8
Rohan Mustafa    60* (48b 6x4 1x6)      Saad Khalid    10-0-64-2
EHSN Silva    0* (0b)      Kashif Sharif    10-0-67-2

49.1

Chandana to Rohan Mustafa, OUT, lofts it high to long-off who moves forweard and to his right to pouch

Rohan Mustafa c Irfan Bhatti b Chandana 60 (49b 6x4 1x6) SR: 122.44

49.2

Chandana to Silva, no run

49.3

Chandana to Silva, no run

49.4

Chandana to Silva, OUT, sets off down the wicket, ball left behind near the 'keeper who comes round to knock the wickets down

AM Guruge run out 0 (0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

Match State: Lunch

UAE will dine well, they performed better than perhaps they expected. All the batsmen came off, and Kuwait's bowlers and fielders, though good in patches, could never keep enough pressure on. UAE's batsmen took full advantage of a batters paradise. Will Kuwait's batsmen be able to do the same? Join us again for the resumption in a half an hour from now .

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