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

commentary

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.
9.5
0
Simi Singh to Muhammad Usman, Usman gives himself a bit of room. Singh slides it in at leg stump. Usman gets an inside edge onto the pads.
9.4
1
Simi Singh to Waseem Muhammad, On middle and pushed to wide long on for a run.
9.3
0
Simi Singh to Waseem Muhammad, Quicker one, fired in at middle and leg. Waseem Muhammad keeps it out.
9.2
6
Simi Singh to Waseem Muhammad, SIX! Bang! Waseem Muhammad decides to take on Simi Singh and comes out on top. On middle and into the hitting arc of the batter. Waseem Muhammad slog sweeps it over the square leg fence for a huge hit. He moves to 47 now.
9.1
1
Simi Singh to Muhammad Usman, Sliding into middle and leg, Usman opens the face of the bat and works it to deep point for one.

The physio is out! Waseem Muhammad is suffering from some cramps and he is getting treated by the physio. Simi Singh is back on.

8.6
4
Benjamin White to Waseem Muhammad, FOUR! Deft touch from Waseem Muhammad. Flatter delivery, around off. Waseem Muhammad just guides it really fine and the ball races away into the third man fence.
8.5
1
Benjamin White to Muhammad Usman, Short and wide, punched off the back foot to sweeper cover for a single.
8.4
1
Benjamin White to Waseem Muhammad, Tossed up, on off. Waseem Muhammad looks to slog it across but gets it towards deep mid-wicket. They get a single.
8.3
0
Benjamin White to Waseem Muhammad, Fullish delivery, firmly pushed to the cover region.
8.2
1
Benjamin White to Muhammad Usman, This is pushed wider and Usman taps it towards short third man for a single.
8.1
0
Benjamin White to Muhammad Usman, Quicker and faltter on off, Usman can't get it away on the off side.
7.6
4
Craig Young to Waseem Muhammad, FOUR! Just out of reach! A slower bouncer from Young. Waseem Muhammad looks to hook but gets a top edge towards backward square leg. The fielder dives full to his right and just gets a fingertip on it. The ball trickles down into the fence in the end.
7.6
0
Craig Young to Waseem Muhammad, WIDE! An attempted slower ball, down the leg side. Wided.
7.5
2
Craig Young to Waseem Muhammad, Banged into the pitch and Waseem Muhammad pulls it awkwardly behind square on the leg side and races back for the second.
7.4
2
Craig Young to Waseem Muhammad, A bit of confusion but no damage done. A good-length ball, on off and Waseem Muhammad gets all squared up. He gets a leading edge to backward point and they take off for a quick single. The shy at the bowler's end is a wild one and the batters get an extra run as well.
7.3
1
Craig Young to Muhammad Usman, Full and on off, Usman punches it down the ground and rotates the strike.
7.2
0
Craig Young to Muhammad Usman, On off and driven straight to short cover. Good stop from the fielder.
7.1
1
Craig Young to Waseem Muhammad, A length ball, on middle. Waseem Muhammad with a hoick down to deep mid-wicket for a single.
6.6
1
Benjamin White to Waseem Muhammad, White pulls back the length a bit and bowls it on off stump. Waseem Muhammad pushes it down the ground off the back foot for a single.
6.5
4
Benjamin White to Waseem Muhammad, FOUR! Fullish ball, around off. Waseem Muhammad goes inside out and with the turn. He gets it over extra cover and picks up a boundary.
6.4
0
Benjamin White to Waseem Muhammad, It's the top spinner this time and Waseem Muhammad doesn't pick it up. He looks to swing hard but misses and gets hit on the pads.
6.3
0
Benjamin White to Waseem Muhammad, And again, Waseem Muhammad is beaten on the outside edge. Tossed up, around off and turns away again.
6.2
0
Benjamin White to Waseem Muhammad, Beaten! On off stump and Waseem Muhammad looks to block. The ball grips and turns away sharply, going past the outside edge.
6.1
1
Benjamin White to Muhammad Usman, Full, on off, driven down to long off for one.

Benjamin White is into the attack.

5.6
0
Craig Young to Waseem Muhammad, A length ball, on off and jagging back in. Waseem Muhammad clips it to short mid-wicket. United Arab Emirates are 39/2 at the end of the Powerplay.
5.5
0
Craig Young to Waseem Muhammad, Good-length ball, into the body. Waseem Muhammad nudges it towards backward point where the fielder dives in to cut it off. Dot ball.

Muhammad Usman is the next man in.

5.4
0
Craig Young to Vriitya Aravind, OUT! CAUGHT! Six and out for Vriitya Aravind. Short of a length, around middle. Aravind looks to pull but ends up getting a top edge. The ball is skied towards mid-wicket. Kevin O'Brien comes in from the deep and takes a fine catch. Craig Young gets the breakthrough for Ireland.
5.3
6
Craig Young to Vriitya Aravind, SIX! WOW! That is an unreal shot from Vriitya Aravind. A length ball, on off stump. Aravind shuffles across and scoops it over the keeper's head and the ball travels over the fine leg fence. Maximum.
5.2
0
Craig Young to Vriitya Aravind, Banged in, around off. Aravind taps it back onto the deck.
5.1
0
Craig Young to Waseem Muhammad, LEG BYE! A length ball, down the leg side. Muhammad looks to flick but it goes off the pads to the leg side for a leg bye.

Craig Young is back on.

4.6
0
Josh Little to Vriitya Aravind, Length ball, on off. Vriitya Aravind pushes it to covers off the front foot. A good over from Josh Little. Just 2 runs from it.
4.5
0
Josh Little to Vriitya Aravind, Length ball, outside off. Vriitya Aravind swings but fails to get any bat on it.
4.4
1
Josh Little to Waseem Muhammad, On a good length on off, Waseem Muhammad looks to defend. The ball goes off the inside edge to square leg for a run.
4.3
0
Josh Little to Waseem Muhammad, Full and on middle, played to mid on.
4.2
0
Josh Little to Waseem Muhammad, On a length, on off. Waseem Muhammad taps it to point.
4.1
0
Josh Little to Waseem Muhammad, Good-length ball, outside off. Waseem Muhammad looks to drive but misses. The ball zips past his outside edge.
4.1
0
Josh Little to Waseem Muhammad, WIDE! Length ball, way too outside off. Waseem Muhammad leaves it alone. Wided.

A change yet again in the bowling. Josh Little (1-0-4-0) comes back into the attack.

3.6
0
Curtis Campher to Vriitya Aravind, Well bowled! Right into the blockhole, on off. Vriitya Aravind squeezes it out on the off side.
3.5
1
Curtis Campher to Waseem Muhammad, On a length, on off. Waseem Muhammad dabs it to backward point and scampers across for a single.
3.4
0
Curtis Campher to Waseem Muhammad, Good-length ball, on middle. Waseem Muhammad tucks it on the leg side.
3.3
6
Curtis Campher to Waseem Muhammad, SIX! Stand and deliver! Fuller in length, around off. Waseem Muhammad simply lifts it over long off. That came right from the middle of the bat and clears the fence all the way. Sensational batting.
3.2
0
Curtis Campher to Waseem Muhammad, Length ball, on off. Waseem Muhammad defends it out.
3.1
4
Curtis Campher to Waseem Muhammad, FOUR! Nicely played! Short of a length, outside off. Waseem Muhammad rocks back and cuts it past backward point for a boundary.

A change from both ends as Curtis Campher come into the attack now.

2.6
1
Craig Young to Waseem Muhammad, Full again, on middle and leg. Waseem Muhammad drives it down the ground to long on for a single.
2.5
0
Craig Young to Waseem Muhammad, Good-length ball, outside off. Waseem Muhammad looks to drive it on the up but gets beaten on the outside edge.
2.4
1
Craig Young to Vriitya Aravind, On the pads, Vriitya Aravind flicks it to mid-wicket for one.
2.3
1
Craig Young to Waseem Muhammad, Fuller in length, outside off. Waseem Muhammad eases it to extra cover for a single.
2.2
0
Craig Young to Waseem Muhammad, Outside off, Waseem Muhammad pushes it to covers.
2.1
4
Craig Young to Waseem Muhammad, FOUR RUNNING RUNS! Length ball, outside off. Waseem slashes it through covers. The outfield isn't as quick as it holds up just before the boundary line. However, the batters run four to cap it off.

A change in the bowling straightaway. Craig Young comes into the attack.

1.6
4
Simi Singh to Vriitya Aravind, FOUR! Positive start from Vriitya Aravind! Loopy ball on middle, Vriitya Aravind gets low and sweeps it past the diving square leg fielder and picks up a boundary.
1.5
0
Simi Singh to Vriitya Aravind, Floats it up, on middle. Vriitya Aravind blocks it out.
1.4
1
Simi Singh to Waseem Muhammad, On middle, nudged to mid on for a single.

Vriitya Aravind is in at number 3.

1.3
0
Simi Singh to Chirag Suri, OUT! TAKEN! Simi Singh gets rid of the big fish here. Tosses it up nicely, on middle. Chirag Suri dances down the track and lifts it towards long off. Gets the height but not the distance. The fielder, Kevin O'Brien settles under it and grabs the catch easily. Chirag Suri has to walk back to the pavilion for a timid score.
1.2
1
Simi Singh to Waseem Muhammad, Full and on middle, Waseem Muhammad smashes it hard to long on only for a run.
1.1
2
Simi Singh to Waseem Muhammad, Loopy ball, on middle. Waseem Muhammad works it to deep square leg for a couple of runs.

Who will bowl from the other end? It's going to be Simi Singh.

0.6
4
Josh Little to Chirag Suri, FOUR! United Arab Emirates have some momentum going in the first over. Short of a length, on middle. Chirag Suri pulls it swiftly towards deep mid-wicket for a boundary. He gets off the mark in style.
0.5
0
Josh Little to Chirag Suri, Length ball, outside off. Chirag Suri shoulders arms to that.
0.4
0
Josh Little to Chirag Suri, Length ball, on middle. Chirag Suri puts a stride forward and knocks it back to the bowler.
0.3
0
Josh Little to Chirag Suri, Good-length ball, around off, nipping away. Chirag Suri looks to push it on the off side but gets beaten.
0.2
0
Josh Little to Chirag Suri, Back of a length, outside off. Chirag Suri dabs it to backward point.
0.1
0
Josh Little to Chirag Suri, Good-length ball, on off. Chirag Suri drives it straight to mid off.