UAE 231 for 9 dec and 162 for 3 (Arshad Ali 74*) lead Malaysia 173 (Selvaratnam 53, Mohammad Tauqir 4-34) by 220 runs

On the second day of the Intercontinental Cup match at the Royal Selangor Club in Kuala Lumpur, an astonishing collapse by Malaysia's lower order, in which seven wickets tumbled for 48, handed the initiative back to the United Arab Emirates. The main destroyers on day two were Ali Asad and Khuram Khan, the former UAE captain, who took five wickets between them. The UAE finished the day on 162 for 3 in their second innings, an overall lead of 220.

Three wickets fell in three overs this morning, as the UAE came out swinging. Suresh Navaratnam was the first to go, trapped lbw without adding to his overnight score by Asad. Ariffin Ramly and Sarath Jayawardene then followed in quick succession, and after Rohan Suppiah and Shankar Retinam put on 27, the tail was quickly skittled. Khan wrapped up the innings when Retinam, who had played a defiant innings in the middle order as the batting fell to pieces, was caught behind by Mohammad Taskeen, the wicketkeeper.

The UAE lost Ramveer Rai in the second over for just a single, but Arshad Ali kept the advantage gained by the bowlers with an unbeaten 74. With a more-than-useful lead already gained, the UAE now stand a good chance of gaining the maximum points necessary to take them through to the semi-final against Canada.