Gulf News – Dubai: Skipper Rohan Mustafa’s brilliant 96 came in a losing cause as the UAE failed to record a clean sweep over Namibia as the hosts prevailed in the second match of the two-match ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Championship at Windhoek by four wickets on Saturday.

Summary

  • Dubai: Skipper Rohan Mustafa’s brilliant 96 came in a losing cause as the UAE failed to record a clean sweep over Namibia as the hosts prevailed in the second match of the two-match ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Championship at Windhoek by four wickets on Saturday.
  • His 96 runs came off 134 balls and featured nine boundaries and two sixes.Speaking to Gulf News from Namibia after the match, Mustafa said: “More than missing my century, I was disappointed at my team losing the match.
  • Namibia captain Sarel Burger hit an unbeaten half century and put on 96 runs for the sixth wicket with Gerhard Erasmus, who scored a splendid 77 runs before being run out by Mustafa.
  • Jonathan Smit hit a 13-ball unbeaten 22 to ensure Namibia victory.Though UAE had beaten Namibia in the four day Intercontinental Cup and also in the first One day match, Mustafa called on his team to keep working hard.
  • UAE 272 for 7 in 5 overs (Rohan Mustafa 96, Chirag Suri 27, Gulam Shabber 71, JN Frylinck 3 for 37) bt Namibia 274 for 6 in 48.5 overs (Louis Petrus van der Westhuizen 24, Lohandre Louwrens 48, Merwe Erasmus 77, Sarel Burger 57n.


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