UAE ease to comfortable five-wicket win

United Arab Emirates 173 for 5 (Amjad 49, Nehemiah 2-28) beat Kenya 171 (Nehemiah 62, Naveed 4-36, Guruge 3-29) by five wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

UAE's opening bowlers - Mohammad Naveed and Manjula Guruge - took seven wickets between them to set up a comfortable five-wicket win against Kenya in Southampton.

UAE made good use of their decision to insert Kenya by having them 31 for 3 within nine overs. Collins Obuya threatened with a 47-ball 36, in which he hit seven fours, but the most substantial stand of the innings was 65 between Nelson Odhiambo (24) and Nehemiah Odhiambo(62) for the sixth wicket, but Nehemiah's dismissal in the 31st over retracted any hopes of a comeback. Kenya lost the last four wickets for 24 as they were bowled out for 171 in the 41st over. Naveed finished with figures of 4 for 36.

In reply UAE lost Qais Farooq in the second over for 4, and two more wickets by the end of 11th over as the match evened out. Amjad Ali (49) and Swapnil Patil (38) then added 66 for the fourth wicket to wrest the game from Kenya's grasp. Nehemiah contributed with the ball as well, taking 2 for 28. Mohammad Shahzad and Amjad Javed chipped in with cameos to help UAE reach the target.

U.A.E. 2nd innings Partnerships

1st9Amjad AliQais Farooq
2nd27Saqib AliAmjad Ali
3rd6Shaiman AnwarAmjad Ali
4th66Amjad AliSP Patil
5th11SP PatilMohammad Shahzad
6th54Amjad JavedMohammad Shahzad