result
25th Match, Group B, Vanderbijlpark, Apr 8 2009, ICC World Cup Qualifiers
(47.2/50 ov, target 252)257/5
U.A.E. won by 5 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
player of the match
Nithin Gopal
United Arab Emirates
11y
• Will Luke in Vanderbijlpark

Gopal and Saqib steer UAE to victory

A team of baggage handlers and bursars overwhelmed the romantics' choice Afghanistan, beating them by five wickets thanks to a composed 81 from Nithin Gopal and an impressive all-round performance from their bowlers

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Scorecard summary
Afghanistan251/8(50 overs)
Asghar Afghan69 (107)
Nawroz Mangal46 (101)
Zahid Shah4/59(10)
Aman Ali1/13(3)
United Arab Emirates257/5(47.2 overs)
end of over 2Maiden
UAE: 0/1CRR: 0.00 • RRR: 5.25 • Need 252 from 48 overs
Arshad Ali0 (6)
Nithin Gopal0 (5)
Hamid Hassan1-1-0-0
1.6
Hamid to Arshad Ali, no run
1.5
Hamid to Arshad Ali, no run
1.4
Hamid to Arshad Ali, no run
1.3
Hamid to Arshad Ali, no run
1.2
Hamid to Arshad Ali, no run
1.1
Hamid to Arshad Ali, no run
end of over 1Wicket maiden
UAE: 0/1CRR: 0.00 • RRR: 5.14 • Need 252 from 49 overs
Nithin Gopal0 (5)
Arshad Ali0 (0)
Shapoor Zadran1-1-0-1
0.6
Shapoor to Gopal, no run
0.5
Shapoor to Gopal, no run
0.4
Shapoor to Gopal, no run
0.3
Shapoor to Gopal, no run
0.2
Shapoor to Gopal, no run
0.1
W
Shapoor to Javed, OUT
Amjad Javed b Shapoor Zadran 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Match details
Isak Steyl Stadium, Vanderbijlpark
TossUnited Arab Emirates, elected to field first
SeriesICC World Cup Qualifiers
Season2009
Player Of The Match
Nithin Gopal
Nithin Gopal
Match numberODI no. 485
Hours of play (local time)<b>Updates Only</b><br>09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days8 April 2009 - day match (50-over match)
Umpires
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Jeff Luck
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Paul Baldwin
Reserve Umpire
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Karl Hurter
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama
PointsUnited Arab Emirates 2, Afghanistan 0