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29 November 2023

UAE off to T20 flier; US posts win

By Staff Writer

The United Arab Emirates were surprise winners in Abu Dhabi yesterday at the ICC World Twenty20 2010 Qualifier after a 15-run defeat of Kenya.

Arfan Haider (59), Saqib Ali (31) and Khurram Khan (28) helped the hosts establish an impressive 165-5 off 20 overs.

After Steve Tikolo and Alex Obanda fell in space of two overs to leave Kenya on 49-3, the UAE took control of the game with the ball.

Although Maurice Ouma (39) and Collins Obuya (42 not out) added 69 for the fourth wicket, some outstanding spin bowling from Ahmed Raza (2-17) and Shadeep Silva (2-25) helped the UAE secure a fantastic win.

The USA secured a shock six-wicket victory over Scotland after restricting them to 120-7 off 20 overs.

Afghanistan secured a dramatic 13-run win against Ireland after scoring 139-8 off 20 overs.

Qualifying matches continue today.


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