UAE Summer T20I Bash, 2021

United Arab Emirates vs Ireland - Match 6

Venue: ICC Academy, Dubai

Date & Time: 10 October 2021

United Arab Emirates 139/3

RR: 8.6 | United Arab Emirates beat Ireland by 7 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Chirag Suri c Kevin O'Brien & b Simi Singhc Kevin O'Brien & b Simi Singh4710
Waseem Muhammad not out not out 10762144
Vriitya Aravind c Kevin O'Brien & b Craig Youngc Kevin O'Brien & b Craig Young11911
Muhammad Usman bowled Craig Youngbowled Craig Young101900
Basil Hameed not out not out 1100
Rohan Mustafa
Kashif Daud
Ahmed Raza
Zahoor Khan
Akif Raja
Karthik Meiyappan
Extras 6 (b 0, lb 2, w 3, nb 1)
Total 139 (3 Wkts, 16.1 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
7-1 (Chirag Suri,1.3), 39-2 (Vriitya Aravind,5.4), 131-3 (Muhammad Usman,15.4),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Josh Little3 0 19 0 6.33
Simi Singh3 0 21 1 7.00
Craig Young4 0 29 2 7.25
Curtis Campher2.1 0 39 0 18.57
Benjamin White4 0 29 0 7.25
Paul Stirling0 0 0 0 0
Kevin O'Brien0 0 0 0 0
Gareth Delany0 0 0 0 0
Andy Balbirnie 0 0 0 0 0
George Dockrell0 0 0 0 0
Neil Rock 0 0 0 0 0

Right then, that is all we have from this game. United Arab Emirates ended up trumping Ireland in back-to-back matches and dealt a huge blow to Ireland's preparations for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Speaking of which, the coverage for the preliminary round of the World Cup will begin with a match between Oman and Papua New Guinea. That match will be played on the 17th of October at 2 pm local (10 am GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye.

Waseem Muhammad has been adjudged as the MAN OF THE MATCH for his brilliant knock of 107 runs off just 62 balls.

Earlier in the day, United Arab Emirates won the toss and elected to field first which ended up being a fruitful decision for them. Ireland were bogged down after a great opening stand between Paul Stirling and Kevin O'Brien and ended with a modest total of 134 runs. Waseem Muhammad came out with intent and scored 107 out of the 139 runs as the hosts ended up winning the match with ease.

Ireland, oh Ireland! First, they had that batting collapse in the first innings and then their bowlers were taken to the cleaners in the second by one man, Waseem Muhammad. Simi Singh struck in the second over and then Young picked up a wicket just before the end of the Powerplay but that was it. Each and every bowler after that was hit all over the ground and Ireland ended up losing it by a landslide. Young did get a consolation wicket in the end but it was already too late. They will be disappointed with that display as this is not what a team wants heading into the T20 World Cup.

It was the Waseem Muhammad show and he took the bull by the horns as he put up a scintillating batting display and went on to score a T20I century. UAE lost an early wicket but then Muhammad and Aravind steered the ship a bit. Aravind did fall just before the Powerplay ended but after that Waseem Muhammad decided to take matters into his own hands. Muhammad Usman supported him well and these two put on a terrific stand. Usman fell but the job was done and dusted.

United Arab Emirates have made a roaring comeback after a loss in the first match and Waseem Muhammad ends proceedings in style. They have trumped their opponents twice in a row and have clinched the series. Ireland will be thoroughly disappointed with that performance as they were completely hammered in this game.

16.1
6
Curtis Campher to Waseem Muhammad, SIX! That is it! Waseem Muhammad finishes it in style! Full on middle, Waseem Muhammad powers it over the bowler's head for a biggie. UAE WIN BY 7 WICKETS.
15.6
1
Craig Young to Waseem Muhammad, Full toss on middle, Muhammad drives it back towards the bowler. It hits the stumps at the other end and rolls to mid off. A single taken.
15.5
1
Craig Young to Basil Hameed, Good-length ball on off, Hameed guides it to third man for one.

Basil Hameed comes in at number 5.

15.4
0
Craig Young to Muhammad Usman, OUT! DRAGGED ON! Young has a wicket but it is too late for Ireland! Good-length ball around off, Usman looks to drive but it goes off the inside edge onto the stumps. 
15.3
1
Craig Young to Waseem Muhammad, A CENTURY FOR WASEEM MUHAMMAD! What an innings! This is the first for him in T20Is. A simply terrific effort. Short ball around off, Waseem looks to pull but it goes off the top edge to short fine leg. A single. He raises the bat and soaks in the applause from his teammates. This is also the first century by a UAE batsman in T20Is.
15.2
1
Craig Young to Muhammad Usman, On the pads, Usman flicks it to fine leg for one.
15.1
1
Craig Young to Waseem Muhammad, Good-length ball on middle, Waseem flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
14.6
0
Benjamin White to Muhammad Usman, Full toss on the pads, played to mid-wicket.
14.5
1
Benjamin White to Waseem Muhammad, Moves to 98 now! Tossed up on off, Waseem bunts it down to long off for a single.
14.4
1
Benjamin White to Muhammad Usman, Short ball outside off, Usman pushes it to deep cover for a single.
14.3
1
Benjamin White to Waseem Muhammad, Flatter on middle, Waseem tucks it to the leg side for a single.
14.2
4
Benjamin White to Waseem Muhammad, FOUR! Nice shot! Waseem is now on 96! Floated on middle, Waseem lifts it down the ground for a boundary.
14.1
0
Benjamin White to Waseem Muhammad, Full on middle, Waseem pushes it back to the bowler.
13.6
0
Simi Singh to Muhammad Usman, Full on middle, Usman defends it to the leg side.
13.5
0
Simi Singh to Muhammad Usman, On off, Usman defends it out.
13.4
0
Simi Singh to Muhammad Usman, Flatter ball on middle, Usman works it to mid-wicket.
13.3
1
Simi Singh to Waseem Muhammad, DROPPED! Waseem Muhammad survives! Tossed up on middle, Waseem lifts it to deep square leg. The fielder runs ahead but fails to hold on. A single taken.
13.2
4
Simi Singh to Waseem Muhammad, FOUR! Waseem Muhammad moves into the 90s! Floated on the pads, Waseem plays it to fine leg for a boundary.
13.1
0
Simi Singh to Waseem Muhammad, Flatter ball on the pads, Waseem looks to flick but it goes off the pads to the leg side.

Simi Singh comes back into the attack.

12.6
1
Curtis Campher to Waseem Muhammad, Full on middle, Waseem flicks it to deep mid-wicket for one.
12.5
6
Curtis Campher to Waseem Muhammad, SIX! Waseem Muhammad moves to 86 in just 50 balls. Good-length ball on middle, Waseem smacks it over deep square leg for a biggie.
12.5
0
Curtis Campher to Waseem Muhammad, WIDE! Down the leg side, Waseem looks to flick but misses.
12.4
4
Curtis Campher to Waseem Muhammad, FOUR! That has been hammered! Good-length ball outside off, Waseem cuts it over point for a boundary.
12.3
4
Curtis Campher to Waseem Muhammad, FOUR! EDGED BUT WASEEM WILL TAKE THAT! Good-length ball around off, Waseem looks to drive but it goes off the inside edge and it flies to fine leg for a boundary.
12.2
4
Curtis Campher to Waseem Muhammad, FOUR! Makes full of the Free Hit! Full on off, Waseem heaves it to the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.
12.2
0
Curtis Campher to Waseem Muhammad, NO BALL! A full toss above the waist outside off, Waseem looks to smack it over the off side but misses. A Free Hit will follow.
12.1
1
Curtis Campher to Muhammad Usman, Outside off, guided to third man for a single.

Curtis Campher is brought back into the attack.

11.6
0
Josh Little to Waseem Muhammad, Very full on off, Waseem digs it out to point.
11.5
4
Josh Little to Waseem Muhammad, FOUR! Waseem Muhammad continues on his merry way! Short ball on off, Waseem waits for it and then pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
11.4
2
Josh Little to Waseem Muhammad, Full ball on off, Waseem drives it to mid off. The fielder dives and makes a half stop. Two taken.
11.3
2
Josh Little to Waseem Muhammad, Good-length ball on middle, Waseem flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
11.2
4
Josh Little to Waseem Muhammad, FOUR! Excellent shot from Waseem Muhammad! Good-length ball outside off, Waseem opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for a boundary.
11.1
1
Josh Little to Muhammad Usman, Short ball on middle, Usman looks to pull but it goes off the inside edge to the leg side. A single taken.

Josh Little comes back into the attack.

10.6
0
Benjamin White to Waseem Muhammad, Tossed up on off, Waseem looks to defend but it goes off the inside edge to the leg side.
10.5
0
Benjamin White to Waseem Muhammad, Very full outside off, Waseem fails to dig it out.
10.4
1
Benjamin White to Muhammad Usman, On off, Usman drives it to long off for a single.
10.3
0
Benjamin White to Waseem Muhammad, LEG BYE! Loopy ball on the pads, Waseem looks to flick but it goes off the pads to the leg side. A leg bye.
10.2
4
Benjamin White to Waseem Muhammad, FOUR! Smacked! Loopy ball outside off, Waseem Muhammad drives it through extra cover for a boundary.
10.1
4
Benjamin White to Waseem Muhammad, FOUR! Loose ball from Benjamin White! Shortish ball down the leg side, Waseem Muhammad pulls it over short fine leg for a boundary. It is also the maiden T20I fifty for Waseem.
9.6
0
Simi Singh to Muhammad Usman, On middle and nudged to mid-wicket.