United Arab Emirates 258 for 9 (Berenger 66, Anwar 51, Hamid 5-45) beat Afghanistan 228 (Mangal 48, Stanikzai 41, Mustafa 3-42, Shazad 3-45) by 30 runs
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Fifties from Andri Berenger and Shaiman Anwar, followed by three-wicket hauls from Kamran Shazad and Rohan Mustafa set up UAE's 30-run victory against Afghanistan in Dubai that helped the hosts take the series 3-1.
After being inserted, UAE lost two wickets inside 11 overs, but recovered with a 66-run third-wicket partnership between Berenger and Krishna Chandran (43). Berenger stroked 10 fours in his 66, but his dismissal in the 27th over led to a mid-innings wobble as fast bowler Hamid Hassan struck twice in quick succession. UAE, however, bounced back again as Anwar scored a counterattacking 51, which included six fours and two sixes. Anwar's 56-run sixth-wicket stand with Saqlain Haider and handy knocks down the order lifted UAE to 258 for 9.
Afghanistan lost their opener Javed Ahmadi nine balls into the chase, but two big partnerships - 55 for the second wicket between Nawroz Mangal and Afsar Zazai, and 61 for the fourth between Asghar Stanikzai and Mohammad Nabi - had the team well-placed at 136 for 3 in the 32nd over. However, the likes of Shazad, Mustafa and Fahad Alhashmi (2 for 47) kept chipping away at the visitors with wickets at regular intervals, and with none of Afghanistan's batsmen raising a much-needed half-century, the team was bowled out for 228 in 49.3 overs.