Wills World Cup, 7th Match: England v United Arab Emirates at Peshawar, Feb 18, 1996
Wills World Cup - 7th match, Group B
England won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
Played at Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar (neutral venue)
18 February 1996 (50-over match)
  United Arab Emirates innings (50 overs maximum) R M B 4s 6s SR
Azhar Saeed lbw b DeFreitas 9 47 36 1 0 25.00
G Mylvaganam c Fairbrother b DeFreitas 0 9 6 0 0 0.00
Mazhar Hussain b Smith 33 89 59 6 0 55.93
V Mehra c †Russell b Smith 1 46 34 0 0 2.94
Mohammad Aslam b Gough 23 40 47 1 0 48.93
Arshad Laeeq b Smith 0 6 6 0 0 0.00
Saleem Raza b Cork 10 45 31 0 0 32.25
JA Samarasekera run out 29 57 39 3 0 74.35
Sultan Zarawani* b Cork 2 10 8 0 0 25.00
SF Dukanwala lbw b Illingworth 15 25 21 1 0 71.42
Imtiaz Abbasi not out 1 4 5 0 0 20.00
Extras (b 4, lb 4, w 4, nb 1) 13
  Total (all out; 48.3 overs) 136 (2.80 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  DG Cork 10 1 33 2 3.30 (2w)
  PAJ DeFreitas 9.3 3 16 2 1.68 (1nb, 2w)
  D Gough 8 3 23 1 2.87
  C White 1.3 1 2 0 1.33
  NMK Smith 9.3 2 29 3 3.05
  RK Illingworth 10 2 25 1 2.50
  England innings (target: 137 runs from 50 overs) R M B 4s 6s SR
AJ Stewart c Mylvaganam b Arshad Laeeq 23 56 52 3 0 44.23
NMK Smith retired ill 27 62 31 4 0 87.09
GP Thorpe not out 44 83 66 5 0 66.66
MA Atherton* b Azhar Saeed 20 52 40 1 0 50.00
NH Fairbrother not out 12 24 29 1 0 41.37
Extras (b 4, lb 2, w 2, nb 6) 14
  Total (2 wickets; 35 overs) 140 (4.00 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  JA Samarasekera 7 1 35 0 5.00 (3nb, 1w)
  Arshad Laeeq 7 0 25 1 3.57 (5nb)
  Saleem Raza 5 1 20 0 4.00
  Azhar Saeed 10 1 26 1 2.60
  Sultan Zarawani 6 0 28 0 4.66

Match details


Toss - United Arab Emirates, who chose to bat
Points - England 2, United Arab Emirates 0
Player of the match - NMK Smith (England)
Umpires - BC Cooray (Sri Lanka) and VK Ramaswamy (India)
TV umpire - RC Sharma (India)
Match referee - JR Reid (New Zealand)

Match Notes


    • C White was unable to complete his second over (side strain), over completed by NMK Smith. White likely to be replaced for the rest of the tournament.
    • JA Samarasekera and SF Dukanwala 35 for the 9th wicket, highest 9th wicket partnership in all ODIs at Peshawar. 2nd consecutive match where the best partnership for UAE was for the 9th wicket.
    • NMK Smith retired ill at 59/1 (after vomiting on the field in the 13th over).
 
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