UAE and Oman ensured that they will both appear in Saturday's final, regardless of the result when the two meet in the final round of matches. Both have four wins out of four and now cannot be caught. The main battle is for third and fourth places which guarantees a place in the 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifier.
UAE remained top of the table with a superb chase to beat Namibia by five wickets at the Wanderers, chasing down 359 inside 46 overs. That Namibia even managed to set UAE such a huge total was due to Gerry Snyman's blitzkrieg 196 from a mere 113 balls, in which he smacked 17 sixes and seven fours. Arshad Ali got UAE's chase off to a solid start with 57 from 49, but the real injection of pace came from Saqib Ali (91 from 59) and Khurram Khan, whose fine form continued with 89 from 79.
After their two-wicket win over Namibia yesterday, Oman recorded a six-wicket victory over Denmark. Hemal Mehta took 3 for 11 from six overs while Syed Ali grabbed 2 for 11 - both bowlers making up for the wayward efforts of Oman's opening attack of Hemin Desai and Farhan Khan. Freddie Klokker continued his good form with 45 from 46 and Carsten Pedersen made a brisk 37, but there was little else and Oman were set 169 to win. Desai made up for his expensive bowling with 47 from 25 balls, and although Denmark took four wickets, Oman rattled off the runs inside 30 overs.
Uganda notched their first win of the tournament and kept their hopes of a place in the World Cup Qualifier alive with a nine-wicket thrashing of Argentina. Ronald Ssemanda bagged 3 for 29, but Frank Nsubuga outbowled him with 3 for 10 from his 10 overs to restrict Argentina to 150 for 8. Uganda raced to victory with Joel Olwenyi carving 62 from 51, sharing an opening stand of 101 with Arthur Kyobe (46). Kenneth Kamyuka took them home with 37 from just 11 balls with five sixes.