Scotland v UAE, Intercontinental Cup 2016, Ayr August 12, 2016

Rain has final say as teams split points

ESPNcricinfo staff

United Arab Emirates 212 for 5 (Anwar 78, Rameez 74*) drew with Scotland

File photo - Shaiman Anwar struck 78 to rescue his team from a poor start before rain washed away nearly three days of the Intercontinental Cup match © AFP

Only 66 overs were possible in a rain-affected Intercontinental Cup match between UAE and Scotland that was eventually called off as a draw in Ayr. The teams were awarded seven points each at the end of the game, and UAE registered their first points of the competition.

UAE scored 212 runs after being put in to bat, losing five wickets in their innings. Only seven overs were possible on the second day, after 59 were bowled on the opening day. The last two days of the match were abandoned without a ball being bowled.

UAE overcame a poor start - they were 33 for 3 in the 10th over - through fifties from Shaiman Anwar and Rameez Shahzad. The pair added 123 runs for the fifth wicket before Anwar was dismissed for 78 off 129 balls. His innings included nine fours. Rameez carried on and was unbeaten on 74 when rain interrupted proceedings on the second day. He hit eight fours and two sixes in his 140-ball vigil.

The wickets were split between pacers Alasdair Evans and Josh Davey, who took two apiece, and left-arm spinner Mark Watt, who had figures of 1 for 26.

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  • virendra_s on August 12, 2016, 17:27 GMT

    how cruel on them.They play 7 games in 3 years and one of them gets washed out.

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