Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Scorer: Arjun Menon | Commentator: Shahriar Khan

Kuwait in trouble up to lunch thanks to some excellent Maldives bowling and fielding, for whom tall pacer Hassan Ibrahim was the pick, made only 153. And they're a team of batsmen. However Kuwait's bowlers won the game for them, the two Alis Faizan and Mudassar, left-arm and right-arm pace ripped through the Maldives top order. The Kuwait spinners did a good job for their team too and though Maldives' tail showed resistance once Rishwan had gone for a doughty 39, there was only one way the game was going. Kuwait's win against hitherto unbeaten Maldives throws the tournament wide open and we're likely to go in to the last two days of matches with every game and every run counting, for an ultimate NRR equation. Thanks for being us today for this ACC Elite League match, we're all back again tomorrow from Singapore. Man of the Match for his valuable tail-end runs and his fiery left-arm 3-31, is Kuwait's Faizan Ali.

Saad Khalid to Ahmed Jamaal, OUT, full, dug out, but the head's up and the ball travels to mid-on head high. Kuwait ecstatic in winning this ACC Elite League match by 57 runs.

Ahmed Jamaal c Abdullah Akhunzada b Saad Khalid 1 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

Saad Khalid to Ahmed Jamaal, no run, looking for that yorker again, dug out
Saad Khalid to Saeed, 1 run, Down on one knee to hit a wide and full delivery to long-off
Saad Khalid to Ahmed Jamaal, 1 run, yorker-length, on leg, glanced away to backward square
Saad Khalid to Saeed, 1 run, full on middle, Saafee drives to long on. 'Very West Indian' says Arjun Menon the scorer

Kuwait's fans, trust me, still not relaxed, their team is known for the most extraordinary occurences

27 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | Mald: 93/9 (61 runs required from 22.1 overs, RR: 3.44, RRR: 2.65)

  • Ahmed Jamaal0 (2b)
  • Shafee Saeed3 (9b)
  • Abdul Jabar5-1-9-2
  • Saad Khalid4-0-17-1
Abdul Jabar to Ahmed Jamaal, no run,

Maldives 2nd innings Partnerships

1st4Abdullah ShahidAhmed Hassan
2nd16Abdullah ShahidMohamed Rishwan
3rd3Shafraz JaleelMohamed Rishwan
4th5Mohamed RishwanAhmed Faiz
5th0Mohamed RishwanIbrahim Hassan
6th14Neesham NasirMohamed Rishwan
7th12Mihusan HamidMohamed Rishwan
8th28Mohamed MahfoozMohamed Rishwan
9th11Mohamed MahfoozS Saeed
10th3S SaeedAhmed Jamaal