West Indies beat badly UAE
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West indies cricket: The Nikita Miller and speedster Kemar Roach saved West Indies from embarrassment as they bowled the 2-time former world champions to a thirty two-run victory over United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a warm-up match of the ICC (International Cricket Council) 2019 World Cup Qualifier, in Harare on Thursday.
The West Indies cricket team were heading for a dreadful beat when they were spun out for 115 in 33.4 overs after being 31 for no loss at one stage with wrist spinner Rohan Mustafa bagging 2/10 and left-arm spinner Ahmed Raza snapping up 2/14 Imran Haider claiming 4/16, off-spinner.
On the other hand, left-arm spinner Miller and Roach curved the screws on the United Arab Emirates UAE batsmen and reduced them to 58 for seven before rain stopped play. When the match resumed, the United Arab Emirates UAE innings lasted for another 7.1 overs as they were bowled out for 83 in 29 overs.
The Nikita Miller finished his game digits of 10-2-20-5 at the same time as Roach claimed three for 15. Off-spinner Ashley Nurse captured two of the last three wickets, to finish with two for 21.
The total score of players are Captain Rohan Mustafa (12), Rameez Shahzad (11) and Shaiman Anwar (12) were the only batsmen to reach double-figures as the result meant the UAE lost both their warm-up matches in the build up to the event proper which will start on 4 March.
Likes of Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Marlon Samuels and Jason Mohammed in their position, they will need these proven performers to live up to their status and help the Windies take highest carryover points into the Super Six phase.
Explanation of scores: Total score of West Indies is 115 out of 33.4 overs (Shimron Hetmyer 20, Chris Gayle 16, Marlon Samuels 15, Evin Lewis 10; Imran Haider 4-16; Rohan Mustafa 2-10, Mohammad Naveed 2-27, and Ahmed Raza 2-14)
United Arab Emirates UAE 83 all out, 29 overs (Nikita Miller 5-20, Kemar Roach 3-15, Ashley Nurse 2-21).
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