Wednesday, 14 April 2021 10:57 GMT

UAE ride on Mufti ton to rout Nepal


(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Adnan Mufti blazed his way to a hurricane ton as UAE trounced Nepal by 63 runs in the second match of the ICC World Cricket league Championship at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Friday.

The hosts had beaten the same opposition by seven wickets on Wednesday.

Put into bat, UAE found themselves five wickets down for only 39 runs on the board. Nepal's Sompal Kami wreaked havoc claiming captain Rohan Mustafa (8), Ashfaq Ahmed (4), Ghulam Shabber (0), Rameez Shahzad (3) and the prized scalp of centurion Mufti.

But prior to getting out Mufti, in the company of Mohammad Boota (37) raised 80 runs for the sixth wicket. Mufti helped himself to 104 from 89 balls with his knock consisting of three sixes and eight fours.

It helped UAE put up a respectable 195 after Kami finished with impressive figures of 10-1-27-5.

In reply only Gyanendra Malla (42), Binod Bhandari (25) and Sagar Pun (21) made valuable contributions as four batsmen fell without scoring.

Amjad Javed (3) was the pick of the bowlers, while Mohammad Naveed, Rohan Mustafa and Imran Haider finished with two wickets apiece.



Hosts cruise home

UAE

R Mustafa c Bhandari b Kami 8

A Ahmed c Nath b Kami 4

G Shabber c Nath b Kami 0

R Shahzad b Kami 3

M Usman c Nath b Khadka 5

M Boota b Sagar Pun 37

A Mufti b Kami 104

A Raza c Malla b Lamichhane 10

A Javed not out 5

M Naveed c Lamichhane b Bhandari 5

Imran Haider run out 2

Extras: (lb 2, w 10) 12

Total (all out in 49.2 overs) 195

Fall: 1-7, 2-18, 3-23, 4-24, 5-39, 6-119, 7-140, 8-187, 9-192, 10-195.

Bowling: Bhandari 10-4-29-1 (2w), Sompal Kami 10-1-27-5 (w3), P Khadka 7.2-0-29-1, Sagar Pun 9-1-32-1, B Regmi 5-0-25-0, S Lamichhane 8-0-51-1.

Nepal

G Malla lbw b Imran Haider 42

D Nath lbw b Amjad Javed 0

S Vesawkar b Amjad Javed 13

P Khadka c Shabber b Mustafa 10

Sagar Pun c Mufti b Imran Haider 21

Aarif Sheikh c Shabber b Raza 14

B Bhandari c Mufti b Javed 25

Sompal Kami c Mustafa b Naveed 0

B Regmi c Mufti b Naveed 0

S Lamichhane lbw Mustafa 0

LS Bhandari not out 0

Extras: (lb3, w4) 7

Total: (all out, 42.2 overs) 132

Fall: 1-7, 2-27, 3-49, 4-90, 5-91, 6-121, 7-122, 8-122, 9-132, 10-132.

Bowling: Mohammad Naveed 9-3-18-2 (1w), Amjad Javed 7.2-1-23-3 (3), Ahmed Raza 10-0-40-1, Rohan Mustafa 8-1-23-2, Imran Haider 8-0-25-2.

Toss: Nepal

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