Shaiman carries UAE home in close game
UAE 209 for 8 (Shaiman 77*, Amjad 33) beat Scotland 205 for 9 (Coetzer 73, Goudie 45, Arshad 3-35) by two wickets
UAE won the second of their two ICC World Cricket League Championship matches against Scotland in Sharjah, chasing down a target of 206 in a close game. Scotland chose to bat and were steered by their opener, Kyle Coetzer, who made 73 from 106. Gordon Goudie and Fraser Watts also chipped in with cameos as Scotland finished with 205 for 9. Arshad Ali finished with the pick of the figures for UAE, taking 3 for 35 with his medium-pace.
UAE's innings followed a similar pattern, with No. 3 batsman Shaiman Anwar scoring 77 off 107. There were a couple of other cameos, but no one could really get going and Scotland struck regularly. Shaiman, though, remained unbeaten and did just enough to steer his side home, with two wickets and one ball to spare.
Scotland batsman Watts received one suspension point for two breaches of the ICC's Code of Conduct during the match, meaning he will miss his side's opening match of the World Twenty20 Qualifiers against Kenya on Tuesday. Watts was charged with two offences relating to "using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting during an International Match", and "using inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players in the course of play during an international match". The incident had occurred between Watts and UAE captain Khurram Khan. Khurram received a reprimand for his part in the episode.