Team opener Brendan King’s first ODI century of his career led the visiting West Indies to an easy 7-wicket victory over the United Arab Emirates. At the beginning of the match, the United Arab Emirates lost all their wickets and were reduced to 202 runs. In response, the victory was confirmed by the Caribbean with 88 balls and 7 wickets in hand.
UAE won the toss and elected to bat first at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. If the batsmen could not play a big innings, the host United Arab Emirates lost all the wickets and collected 202 runs with 17 balls to spare. Ali Nasser scored the highest 58 runs for the team from 52 balls. He hit 5 fours and 2 sixes at number seven. Vritya Arvind scored the second highest 40 runs.
Kimo Paul of West Indies took 3 wickets, Dominic Drax-Odin Smith-Yannick Carria took 2 wickets each.
West Indies got off to a good start chasing runs. 48 runs came from the opening pair. Opener Johnson Charles scored 24 runs off 19 balls. He was bowled out by Zahoor Khan.
Samarah Brooks joined opener Brendan King for the second wicket. At this time, the two will make a pair of 91 runs. Brooks was on his way to fifty. But his innings stopped at 44 runs. His innings of 58 balls was arranged in five fours. Meanwhile, after completing his fifty, King also took the century. He scored 112 runs with 12 fours and 4 sixes. King saw his first century in the 23rd match of his ODI career.
Meanwhile, team leader Cy Hope and KC Karthi left the field with victory. Hope remained unbeaten on 13 runs from 4 balls and Karthi remained unbeaten on 7 runs from 19 balls. Zahoor Khan, Ayan Afzal Khan and Rohan Mustafa took one wicket each for UAE.