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ICC World Cup 2015 Qualifiers: Scotland, UAE record victories

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Preston Mommsen played a quickfire knock for Scotland against Papua New Guinea © Getty Images (Representational Photo)

Christchurch: Jan 28, 2014

Scotland and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) both recorded back-to-back victories to remain at the top of the Super Six table of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Qualifiers in New Zealand.

In the other Super Six match played, Hong Kong defeated Namibia, while, in play-off matches, Netherlands defeated Canada to seal seventh position and Nepal defeated Uganda to claim ninth place.

Scotland skipper Preston Mommsen smashed a quick-fire 94 to lead his side to a 52-runs victory over Papua New Guinea (PNG) at Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln.

The side wasted no time after electing to bat, with opener Matthew Cross (49) laying the foundations for a big innings. Man of the Match Mommsen struck 10 fours in his knock of 94, and was ably supported by Freddie Coleman (48).

Willie Gavera got the breakthrough in the 40th over, dismissing Mommsen and then Rob Taylor (0) to be on a hat trick and finish with figures of two for 54, one of four bowlers to claim two wickets as Scotland posted 288 for nine from its 50 overs.

Vani Morea (57) and Assad Vala (33) kept PNG in the run chase, but when skipper Chris Amini (7) was dismissed in the 34th over, it sparked a batting collapse, losing three wickets for 30 runs to see the PNG run chase fall away.

A rear-guard counter-attack was launched by lower middle order batsman Mahuru Dai, who clubbed 50 from 29 balls, clearing the boundary five times and striking two sixes.

Gavera was the last wicket to fall and PNG was all out for 236 in 45.1 overs.

The UAE also recorded its second win in the Super Six stage, defeating Kenya by 13 runs with three balls to spare at Hagley Oval, Christchurch.

Kenya would have been pleased with its decision to send the UAE in to bat, with medium pacer Nehemiah Odhiambo claiming both openers within the first five overs.

Skipper Khurram Khan again led the way with the bat, scoring 85 runs, and he was ably supported by Swapnil Patil (36) and lower order batsman Amjad Javed, who scored 63 from 31 balls, including five fours and three sixes.

In response, opener Irfan Karim (39), Collins Obuya (41) and Maurice Ouma (42) all contributed with the bat, however, the side was always just below the required run rate, and Kenya was all out for 233 with three balls to spare. Man of the match Amjad Javed added two wickets to his 63, while Mohammad Naveed claimed three for 40.

In the third Super Six match of the day, a 155-run partnership between Mark Chapman (82) and Nizakat Khan (85) has seen Hong Kong defeat Namibia by 76 runs at Rangiora Oval, Christchurch.

After electing to bat, Hong Kong set a cracking pace, despite losing early wickets to be unsteady at 37 for three inside seven overs. Chapman and Khan crafted their 155-run fourth-wicket partnership over 33.4 overs, with middle-order batsmen Babar Hayat (24 from 16) and Tanwir Afzal (21 from 10) making rapid-fire contributions.

Louis Klazinga claimed two wickets in the final over to finish with figures of four for 65 as Hong Kong finished on 283 for nine.

A half-century from Craig Williams (59) anchored the Namibia reply, but the side lost wickets regularly. Christi Viljoen added 40 runs to his two wickets, but the side was all out for 207 in 43.3 overs.

In play-off matches played in the South Island, Netherlands defeated Canada by eight wickets to claim seventh position in the tournament, while Nepal defeated Uganda by 160 runs to finish ninth.

Eric Szwarczynski (75 not out) and Peter Borren (61 not out) saw Netherlands overrun the Canada total of 210 in 36.4 overs at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui after Raza-ur-Rehman struck 88 for Canada. Michael Rippon claimed four wickets from his 10 overs to see his side claim seventh position.

Nepal recorded a comprehensive 160-runs victory over Uganda at Bay Oval 2, Mount Maunganui, to finish ninth thanks to a strong bowling attack.

After posting 240, Sagar Pun (three for 18), Sompal Kami (two for10) and Shakti Gauchan (two for 16) ripped through the Uganda batting lineup to dismiss the side for 80 in 36.3 overs.

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