UAE beat Netherlands in Super Over to end World Twenty20 Qualifier on a high

Sport360 staff 17:33 14/07/2018
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A Super effort: Subha Srinivasan

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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