Steven Taylor's all-round performance powers USA to an ODI series win against UAE

Sooraj Kamath - Writer 18:40 28/03/2019
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The USA won the ODI series 2-1

Steven Taylor’s all-round effort enabled the USA to register a 2-1 series win over an insipid UAE.

With the ODI series tied at 1-1, the winner of the third match would go on to claim the trophy. Rain played spoil-sport and reduced the 50-over game to just 43 overs. The UAE managed to put just 143 runs on the board and the US had no trouble chasing it down.

Put in to bat first after losing the toss, the hosts failed to get off to a good start. Ali Khan and Taylor impressed with the ball to keep the UAE’s middle-order in check and ensure that they were restricted to a measly total.

Taylor registered figures of 5/26 in the nine overs he bowled, while Khan impressed with a 3/29.

Muhammad Usman was the UAE’s top scorer with 45 runs, but his team-mates failed to provide any support and eventually succumbed by the end of the 38th over.

The visitors got off to a steady start, with Xavier Marshall and Monank Patel putting on 31 runs for the first wicket. Once Marshall was sent back to the pavilion by Ahmed Raza, Taylor walked in to finish the job that he started in the first innings.

Both Patel and Taylor reached their half-centuries comfortably and saw the match off without losing their wicket.

Taylor was the top scorer for the US, managing to garner 68 runs as he helped his team wrap up the series.

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