Males’s T20 World Cup: United Arab Emirates defeat Eire to win warm-up sequence

Kevin O’Brien hit two sixes as he made 54 from 45 balls in Dubai on Sunday
Eire 134-5 (20 overs): O’Brien 54, Stirling 40; Mustafa 3-23
United Arab Emirates (16.1 overs): Waseem 107*; Younger 2-29
United Arab Emirates received by seven wickets

Mohammad Waseem’s excellent unbeaten 107 helped United Arab Emirates to a seven-wicket win over Eire and a 2-1 sequence victory of their Males’s T20 World Cup warm-up sequence in Dubai.

Opening pair Kevin O’Brien (54) and Paul Stirling (40) shared a first-wicket stand of 85 however the Irish misplaced momentum and completed on 134-5.

The hosts eased to 139-3 in 16.1 overs because of Waseem’s quickfire century.

The opener hit 5 sixes and 14 boundaries to make 107 in 62 balls.

Eire had received the primary sport by seven wickets however UAE hit again with a 64-run victory on Friday.

The UAE elected to subject first in Sunday’s decider however O’Brien and Stirling supplied a stable platform for the Irish to set an enormous complete.

Irish skipper Andrew Balbirnie produced the following finest rating of 15 however he retired harm after an affect toe harm – he was unable to bear weight and can have an Xray afterward Sunday.

It leaves the important thing batsman as an harm doubt for the World Cup opener towards Netherlands on 18 October.

Rohan Mustafa took 3-23 together with the wickets of the O’Brien and Stirling because the Irish did not construct on a promising begin.

Simi Singh eliminated UAE opener Chirag Suri with solely seven on the board however Waseem ensured there can be no collapse as he put the Irish assault to the sword.

The precise-hander was nonetheless on the crease to smash a six to deliver up the victory because the UAE reached the goal with 23 balls to spare.

Craig Younger picked up two wickets (2-29) for an Eire aspect which is able to now play two official warm-up video games in Abu Dhabi subsequent week, beginning with Papua New Guinea on Tuesday and two days later towards Bangladesh.

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