Chris Gayle © AFP
Chris Gayle © AFP

West Indies vs United Arab Emirates 

West Indies posted a mammoth total of 357 against UAE in the Match 6, Group A of the ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018. Chris Gayle and Shimron Hetmyer  with their respective centuries made the target next to impossible for UAE. Gayle struck 7 fours and 11 sixes in his innings of 123 whereas, Hetmyer smashed 14 fours and 4 sixes to register his maiden ton.

UAE gave a tough fight with Rameez Shahzad scoring an unbeaten 112*.  He hit 9 fours and 4 sixes in his innings and was well supported by Shaiman Anwar (64) and Adnan Mufti (45). Jason Holder picked five out of six UAE wickets conceding 53 runs as West Indies won by 60 runs.

Brief scores

West Indies 357 for 4 in 50 overs (Chris Gayle 123, Shimron Hetmyer 127) beat UAE 297 for 6 in 50 overs (Rameez Shahzad 112, Shaiman Anwar 64, Adnan Mufti 45; Jason Holder 5 for 53) by 60 runs

Man of the Match: Shimron Hytmer

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Scotland vs Hong Kong

Scotland registered their second win in the tournament defeating Hong Kong by four wickets. Hong Kong who were 46 for no loss at a stage were all-out for a mere 91 after they were put to bat by Scotland. Only three players managed to enter the double figures with Nizakat Khan being the top-scorer (26). Tom Sole was the pick of the bowlers for Scotland with figures 4 for 15 in his 10 overs ( 5 maidens).

Scotland lost six wickets in pursuit of 92. Skipper, Kyle Coetzer led his team to victory with an unbeaten score of 41. Ehsan Khan picked up three wickets for Hong Kong in his six overs. A total of 17 maiden overs were bowled in the match of which 14 were bowled in the first innings.

Brief scores

Hong Kong 91 all out in 38.2 overs (Nizakat Khan 26; Alasdair Evans 3 for 19, Tom Sole 4 for 15) lost to Scotland 92 for 6 in 23.3 overs (Kyle Coetzer 41*; Ehsan Khan 3 for 29) by four wickets.

Man of the Match: Tom Sole

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Ireland vs Papua New Guinea 

PNG posted a competitive total after being put to bat in the Match 5, Group A. Tony Ura with his record breaking 151 took the teams total to 235 in 50 overs. He stitched a 83 run partnership with Norman Vanua for the 9th wicket. Andy McBrine picked up three wickets for Ireland conceding 38 runs.

PNG did well with the ball and took the match to last over with Ireland requiring three runs off it. Gray Wilson hit the first ball of the last over for a boundary registering a win for his side. Skipper William Poterfield and Ed Joyce had set the platform early on by scoring 111 and 53 respectively.

Brief scores

Papua New Guinea 235 all out in 50 overs (Tony Ura 151, Andy McBrine 3 for 38) lost to Ireland 237 for 6 in 49.1 overs (William Porterfield 111, Ed Joyce 53) by four wickets.

Man of the Match: Tony Ura

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