India A v UAE, EurAsia Series, Abu Dhabi

Singhs rout UAE

Cricinfo staff

April 30, 2006

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India A 196 (Karthik 75, Sharma 56) beat UAE 70 (RP Singh 5-30, VR Singh 5-38) by 126 runs

India A romped to a 126-run victory over UAE in the EurAsia Series in Abu Dhabi.

After a stuttering batting performance to post a modest 196, the Indians hit back to blow away UAE in only 15.1 overs. Rudra Pratap Singh returned figures of 5 for 30 while Vikram Singh bagged 5 for 38.

Only three UAE batsmen reached double figures, and 18 extras, including five no balls and 11 wides, were the highest contributors to the UAE card.

However, the Man of the Match was wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, who top scored with 75. He had good support from Rohit Sharma, who made a composed 56. The pair added 123 runs for the fourth wicket to lift the team from a sorry 20 for 3. "Rohit batted really well," Kaarthick said. "He rotated the strike and came up with some boundaries that eased the pressure a bit."

The lower order, however, failed to consolidate the good work by Karthick and Sharma. The last seven Indian wickets fell for 56 runs as they collapsed from 143 for 3.

The Indians first struggle to cope with the gentle medium swing of Ali Asad to lose their top order cheaply. Asad did the early damage, picking up 3 for 30 in an unchanged opening spell. Zahid Shah was the other useful bowler, claiming 2 for 34, while Khurram Khan picked two lower wickets.

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