Part-centuries from Shaiman Anwar and Muhammad Usman laid the platform for UAE to overcome Namibia by means of 19 runs and qualify for the International Cup Qualifier by means of the narrowest of margins. UAE ended their WCL Department Two marketing campaign with six issues, the similar as Canada – who narrowly misplaced their closing fit to Nepal – and Namibia, however with a greater web run charge than both.
Despatched in to bat, UAE struggled to drive the tempo to begin with, and had been 97 for four within the 31st over when Usman joined Shaiman. They proceeded to turn into the temper of the innings, placing on 120 in 103 balls earlier than being disregarded within the slog overs. Usman made 59 off 57 balls, with 3 fours and two sixes, whilst Shaiman struck 5 fours and 3 sixes in his 77 off 59. JJ Smit was once Namibia’s maximum a success bowler with figures of three for 57.
Set 248 to win, Namibia slipped to 48 for three earlier than Lohan Louwrens (43) and Craig Williams steadied them with a 50-run stand for the fourth wicket. Williams then placed on 47 for the 6th wicket with Gerhard Erasmus earlier than falling for 54 off 79 balls. It left Namibia six down and slightly some way off the tempo, with 94 nonetheless to get in 73 balls. They misplaced Smit quickly after, too, however the in-form Erasmus and captain Sarel Burger (21) saved them within the hunt. When the offspinner Rohan Mustafa disregarded Erasmus for a 63-ball 58, Namibia wanted 28 from 14.
They’d handiest two wickets left, then again, and Amir Hayat and Mustafa – who completed with 3 wickets apiece – ended their innings in a rush, Namibia ultimately bowled out for 228.