Scotland vs UAE Highlights – 23 June 2023 – 12th Match CWC Qualifier

Muhammad Waseem:

(What went wrong) I think we started very well. We took six wickets but after that, their captain played a very good innings and took the game away from us. (On the score) We started well but we suddenly gave away two-three wickets. Afterwards, we got a partnership but then we collapsed. (On what can be done to avoid such collapses) I think we need some patience. (On their last game) We cannot qualify now but we want to win the last game and we will try to put some points on the table.

Richie Berrington:

(On the win) It was really important today after the win against Ireland to turn up and adapt to the conditions. Pleasing that we put in such a clinical performance with the ball and make it pretty comfortable. There was a bit on offer for the bowlers today, we knew it was going to be a bit of a graft. The longer you spent out there, the easier it got. We just have to keep getting better as each game comes. (On the bowling) As a team, we speak a lot about being aggressive and taking wickets. Sometimes, you can go for a few runs. Sole was outstanding today. All the way through, we managed to pick wickets. (On chances of making the Super Six) We know the importance of every game. We will enjoy today but we know we have a big game coming up on Sunday against Oman.

Richie Berrington, the Player of the Match:

Pleasing to make a contribution today and to get the team up to a decent score. It was a real graft to get to that back end and get the runs flowing again. (On the conditions early) It was kind of expected that there would be a bit on offer for the bowlers. They asked a lot of questions of us. We were under pressure losing early wickets. Leask came in and took the pressure off, with Watt (doing that) at the end. It was not the sort of wicket where timing came easy. I tried to run hard and put the bowlers under pressure as much as I could, and then tried to cash in at the back end. Whatever we do, we have to be our best and try to execute our skills as best as we can.

Scotland vs United Arab Emirates Highlights today, Friday 23-6-2023. 12th Match, Group B, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Qualifier, Bulawayo Athletic Club.

Toss: UAE chose to field.
Scotland team: Christopher McBride, Matthew Cross †, Brandon McMullen, Richie Berrington (c), Tomas Mackintosh, Michael Leask, Chris Greaves, Jack Jarvis, Mark Watt, Safyaan Sharif, Chris Sole.
United Arab Emirates team: Muhammad Waseem (c), Aryansh Sharma †, Vriitya Aravind, Rohan Mustafa, Asif Khan, Basil Hameed, Ali Naseer, Aayan Afzal Khan, Karthik Meiyappan, Junaid Siddique, Zahoor Khan.

Head to Head In ODI’s: 12
Scotland Won: 8
United Arab Emirates Won: 4
Scotland ODI Rankings: 13th
United Arab Emirates ODI Rankings: 19th

Form guide
(last five completed ODI’s, most recent first)
Scotland LWLLW
United Arab Emirates LLLLL

Match Timings: 7:00 AM GMT | 9:00 AM Local
Umpires – Aleem Dar, Iknow Chabi
TV Umpire – Leslie Reifer
Match Referee – Emmanuel Dube
Reserve Umpire – Alex Wharf
Match number – ODI no. 4596

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