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All-round Western Australia registers nine-wicket win

Andrew Tye's four-wicket haul bundles UAE out for 210 before Marcus Harris's century takes host home in just 37.4 overs

All-round Western Australia registers nine-wicket win - Cricket News
UAE will fly to Darwin next where it takes on Northern Territory. © WACA
Western Australia came up with a superb all-round show  to get the better of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by nine wickets in the second match of the ICC High Performance Programme Tour of Australia and New Zealand at the Murdoch University Ground in Perth on Sunday (September 14).  

Marcus Harris, the opener, and Andrew Tye, the right-arm pacer, were the stars with bat and ball respectively as UAE slipped to its second consecutive defeat against the same opposition, following the 38-run defeat at the WACA on Friday. 
Tye did much of the damage with a superb spell of 4 for 29 off 10 overs that helped Western Australia bowl UAE out for 210 in 49.4 overs after William Bosisto decided to put the visitor in. 

Set a relatively easy target, Harris's 112-ball 121 then helped the host romp home in just 37.4 overs. 

Fayyaz Ahmed, the left-arm spinner, provided a consolation wicket for UAE when he had Harris caught by Amjad Ali. By then, Harris had struck 13 boundaires and three sixes and put on 207 for the opening wicket with Luke Towers. Bosisto then joined Towers to complete the formalities.

Towers also played a good hand and remained unbeaten on 82 off 114 balls, having struck seven boundaries and two sixes. 
Earlier, Amjad Ali (22) and Andri Berenger (26) got UAE off to a decent start, putting on 48 for the opening wicket off 9.4 overs.

Tye broke through, having Amjad caught behind for the first of his four scalps and UAE never quite recovered thereafter. 
That it managed to get to 210 was courtesy a valiant 63 from Shamian Anwar. Anwar added 34 with Fayyaz Ahmed and was the dominant partner in a 43-run stand with Amjad Javed (6) before he was the eighth man dismissed. He struck four boundaries and as many sixes during the course of his 62-ball knock. 

Mohammad Naveed's late fireworks -- he struck one boundary and three sixes en route to a 19-ball 28 - -further propelled the UAE total, before it was bowled out with two balls remaining in the innings. 

Tye found good support from Matt Dixon, who opened the bowling, and finished with 2 for 37 off his quota of overs. Kyle Millar, who took 2 for 37 off eight overs and Tim Armstrong, who finished with 2 for 3 off 1.4 overs, were also impressive. 

The UAE will now fly to Darwin, where it takes on Northern Territory on Wednesday (September 17), and Papua New Guinea on Thursday. It will then face the Redbacks in two games the week after.

To see the scorecard and review the match in full please click here.

UAE's Upcoming Fixtures:

Wednesday (September 17) - Match v Northern Territory

Thursday (September 18) - Match v Papua New Guinea

Tuesday (September 23) - Match v Redbacks

Thursday (September 25) - Match v Redbacks

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