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UAE get the better of Malaysia in five over shootout at Hong Kong

UAE won the match of the penultimate ball in the run chase.
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Asian Cricket Council Women’s Emerging Team’s Cup- Match Report

UAE vs Malaysia: Mong Kok Stadium 

After the fifth match in the Asian Cricket Council Women’s Emerging Team’s Cup was abandoned. The sixth match took place at the Mong Kok Stadium in Hong Kong. The toss was won by the United Arab Emirates women who chose to field first. Rain came down early on in the game and it became a five over truncated affair.

In a low scoring thriller, the match went down to the wire. The Malaysian team could not get off to the best of starts as they lost Wan Julia and Ainna Hamizah Hashim for 1 and 0 respectively. The two wickets fell quickly and they were in early trouble. The UAE bowlers kept Malaysia on a leash and did not allow them to score freely. Vaishnave Mahesh picked up 3-10 in her two overs spell. She received good support from Kavisha Egodage and Esha Oza.

Vaishnave Mahesh picked up the player of the match award

Egodage picked 1-4 in her one over spell. Oza bowled a solitary over and picked 1-9. The highest scorer for Malaysia was Yusrina Yaakoop who scored 9 off 5 balls with one four. Due to tight bowling by the bowlers Malaysia scored 34-6 in the five over contest. The tournament has primarily been a low scoring one and the bowlers have always been in the game due to prevalent conditions at Hong Kong.

In the run chase, the same story unfolded in the second innings as the match went down to the wire of the penultimate  ball and UAE were victorious in the end. The top scorer for the UAE was skipper Chaya Mughal was the top scorer for the UAE as she scored 8 off 5 balls with one four. The Malaysia bowlers made it tough for the UAE batters and picked up wickets at regular intervals to stem the run flow.

But UAE came out unscathed and won the game. The five over contest produced an exciting result in the end. The tournament has helped many youngsters come into the limelight.


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