Subha Srinivasan held her nerve to claim two wickets when it really mattered as the UAE women’s team pulled off a stunning Super Over win against Netherlands and end their World Twenty20 Qualifier campaign on a high.
After scores were level at 146-9 in the seventh and eighth-place play-off, the UAE set hosts Netherlands a target of seven runs in the Super Over. But Srinivasan kept her cool to take two crucial scalps as Netherlands fell short in Amstelveen.
The result was the second time the UAE were celebrating victory against the Dutch after beating them in the opening game a week ago. They were unable to build on that triumph after suffering three successive losses which ended their hopes of reaching the World Twenty20 later this year.
Before the game, UAE skipper Humaira Tasneem wanted her team to take more responsibility with the bat after low total scores. And her team-mates took those words on board.
Chasing a competitive 147, the UAE got off to a shaky start as they lost their first wicket when Esha Oza was run-out by Mariska Kornet for 13 in the third over. The onus was on Chaya Mughal and Nisha Ali, who hit a half-century against the Dutch in the last meeting.
Nisha soon found that form as she put on 70 runs for the second wicket with Mughal. However Nisha could only score 37 in her 28-ball stay.
Mughal followed her back with 32 runs while Udeni Dona (15) and Chamani Seneviratna (17) were next in line to fall to Lisa Klokgieters.
The momentum was with the Dutch and when Heather Siegers claimed two wickets in consecutive balls in the final over, the UAE were heading for another defeat. But UAE got five runs off a wide ball before getting the three runs to force a Super Over.
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8:00 pm – Pakistan thrash Zimbabwe
Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq hit a fine century while leg-spinner Shadab Khan picked up four wickets as the men in green crushed Zimbabwe by 201 runs on Friday.
Pakistan made 308-7 before dismissing the hosts for 107 in the first of five ODIs in Bulawayo.
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6:00 pm – James Taylor new England selector
England have named former batsman James Taylor as their full-time independent selector.
The 28-year-old will work with national selector Ed Smith, who was appointed in April after James Whitaker left the England and Wales Cricket Board in a restructure.
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5:30 pm – Sri Lanka in control of first Test
South Africa slumped to their record lowest score in Sri Lanka after being bowled out for 126 as the hosts took control of the first Test in Galle.
Dilruwan Perera claimed four for 46 as Sri Lanka’s spinners picked up seven of the Proteas’ wickets. The hosts then edged to 111-4 in their second innings at the end of day two, for a 272-run lead.
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4.08pm: Pakistan in control against Zimbabwe in ODI in Bulawayo
Imam-ul-Haq, the nephew of Pakistan legend Inzamam Ul-Haq, scored his second ODI century as Pakistan reached 308-7 in their 50 overs against Zimbabwe in their ODI in Bulawayo.
The 22-year-old, who has been in sensational form with the bat, scored 11 fours in his 134 deliveries before being dismissed by Blessing Muzarabani for 128. Before that, Fakhar Zaman picked up where he left off to score 60 runs while debutant Asif Ali hit contributed with 46 runs
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Yadav, who has two Test caps, took 6-25 in India’s eight-wicket victory in the first ODI on Thursday, while also claiming 5-24 in the first T20 in Manchester. In the two-match T20 series, he finished with seven scalps.
Chahal, who is yet to make his Test debut, arrived in England with six wickets against Ireland but has claimed two wickets so far against Eoin Morgan’s side.
12.43pm – Mighty South Africa rolled for 126 in first Test against Sri Lanka
The much vaunted South Africa were skittled for just 126 in Galle on day two of the opening Test to give Sri Lanka a 161-run lead on the first innings.
The visitors’ batting fell flat against the spinners while responding to Sri Lanka’s 287. Skipper Faf du Plessis top-scored with 49 before the South African innings folded in the second session.
Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera claimed four wickets while paceman and stand-in-skipper Suranga Lakmal took three.
11.45am: Pakistan look to continue good form in first ODI against Zimbabwe
After facing each other in the T20 tri-series, Zimbabwe and Pakistan turn their focus to the 50-over format.
Sarfraz Ahmed’s side go into the five-match series as strong favourites with a number of key Zimbabwe players missing due to a dispute with their cricket board. Pakistan will be aiming to register their first ODI win in 2018.
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UAE’s Shaiman Anwar scored 16 as his Edmonton Royals team was knocked out of the Canada Global T20 League on Thursday night in their Eliminator loss to Winnipeg Hawks.
Having finished fourth in the standings with two wins from six, Royals entered the Eliminator fixture against Hawks who sat above them in third place.
After being overlooked in the start of the tournament, Anwar became a consistent member of a squad that boasts the likes of former New Zealand batsman Luke Ronchi, ex-Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi and and South Africa’s Wayne Parnell.
Coming in at number six, the 38-year-old Anwar made an instant impact, hitting two sixes in his 11-ball stay.
That saw Royals reach an imposing total of 183-9 in their 20 overs. It seemed like they would be booking their place in Qualifer 2 but half-centuries from Australia’s David Warner (55) and Ben McDermott (65no) saw Hawks sneak through by seven wickets with one ball to spare.
Hawks will now play Vancouver Knights in the Qualifier 2, with the winner facing West Indies B in the final.
Anwar, skipper Rohan Mustafa, Mohammad Naveed and Ahmed Raza were the four UAE internationals to be drafted into the inaugural competition. Raza played one game for Royals, while Naveed took two wickets in three games for Toronto Nationals, who finished bottom of the group.