result
Singapore, Jun 10 2014, Asian Cricket Council Elite League
(27.5/50 ov, target 154)96
Kuwait won by 57 runs
Player Of The Match
3/31
faizan-ali
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Scores: Arjun Menon
Comms: Shahriar Khan
Scorecard summary
Kuwait153/10(48.1 overs)
Maldives96/10(27.5 overs)

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.

27.5
W
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
27.4
Saad Khalid to Ahmed Jamaal, no run

looking for that yorker again, dug out

27.3
1
Saad Khalid to Saeed, 1 run

Down on one knee to hit a wide and full delivery to long-off

27.2
1
Saad Khalid to Ahmed Jamaal, 1 run

yorker-length, on leg, glanced away to backward square

27.1
1
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

end of over 272 runs • 1 wicket
Mald: 93/9CRR: 3.44 RRR: 2.65
Ahmed Jamaal0 (2)
Shafee Saeed3 (9)
Abdul Jabar 5-1-9-2
Saad Khalid 4-0-17-1
26.6
Abdul Jabar to Ahmed Jamaal, no run
26.5
Abdul Jabar to Ahmed Jamaal, no run
26.4
W
Abdul Jabar to Mohamed Mahfooz, OUT

beaten in the flight, ball takes the outer half of the bat and loops gently up to backward point Mahfooz very disappointed with himself, had been playing well

Mohamed Mahfooz c Mudassar Ali b Abdul Jabar 12 (25b 1x4 0x6) SR: 48
26.3
Abdul Jabar to Mohamed Mahfooz, no run
26.2
2
Abdul Jabar to Mohamed Mahfooz, 2 runs

short, outside off, and cut away fine

26.1
Abdul Jabar to Mohamed Mahfooz, no run
end of over 263 runs
Mald: 91/8CRR: 3.50 RRR: 2.62
Shafee Saeed3 (9)
Mohamed Mahfooz10 (21)
Saad Khalid 4-0-17-1
Hisham Mirza 2-0-7-0
25.6
Saad Khalid to Saeed, no run

late on the stroke to a length ball outside off, ball dribbles away

25.5
1
Saad Khalid to Mohamed Mahfooz, 1 run

slower ball, full, sliced away to wide third man

25.4
1
Saad Khalid to Saeed, 1 run

fullish length, met with a straight bat and played up to long-off, good stroke

25.3
Saad Khalid to Saeed, no run

full, thuds into the left-hander's pads but pitched outside leg

25.2
Saad Khalid to Saeed, no run
25.1
1
Saad Khalid to Mohamed Mahfooz, 1 run
end of over 256 runs
Mald: 88/8CRR: 3.52 RRR: 2.64
Shafee Saeed2 (5)
Mohamed Mahfooz8 (19)
Hisham Mirza 2-0-7-0
Saad Khalid 3-0-14-1

Maldives consolation, and we may be clutching at straws, is that they are well ahead of the required run-rate. Kuwait's post-lunch session all the way otherwise so far

24.6
Hisham Mirza to Saeed, no run
24.6
3w
Hisham Mirza to Saeed, 3 wide

down leg

24.5
Hisham Mirza to Saeed, no run

driven to mid-off

Match details
Kallang Ground, Singapore
TossMaldives, elected to field first
SeriesAsian Cricket Council Elite League
Season2014
Player Of The Match
Faizan Ali
Faizan Ali
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00, Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days10 June 2014 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
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Anand Natarajan
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Sarika Prasad
Reserve Umpire
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B Manikandan
Match Referee
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Bishir Mehta
PointsKuwait 2, Maldives 0