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Naveed, Guruge bowl UAE to comfortable win

New-ball pair shares seven wickets to bowl Kenya out for 171 before batsmen chase down target with ease

Naveed, Guruge bowl UAE to comfortable win - Cricket News
Mohammad Naveed picked up 4 for 36 in 8.5 overs to help UAE bowl Kenya out for 171 and register a five-wicket win.
United Arab Emirates rode on good spells from Mohammad Naveed and Manjula Guruge, its new-ball duo, to pick up their first win in the ICC World Cricket League Championship, against Kenya on Thursday (June 25).
Naveed (4 for 36 in 8.5 overs) and Guruge (3 for 29 in 8 overs) justified the decision of Mohammad Tauqir, their captain, to field first at The Rose Bowl in Southampton, helping UAE bowl Kenya out for 171 in 40.5 overs. 
Kenya's bowlers made quick strikes early in the chase but UAE managed to reach home comfortably, getting to 173 for 5 in 41.4 overs, for a five-wicket win. 
Nehemiah Odhiambo starred with an all-round effort for Kenya, scoring 62 before returning to pick up 2 for 28 in seven overs. But his efforts could not prevent an easy win for UAE.  
It was Guruge who drew first blood at the start of the game when he sent back Morris Ouma, the opening batsman, and Irfan Karim in quick time. Naveed then trapped Narendra Kalyan, the other Kenyan opener, leg before. Collins Obuya tried to lend some solidity with 36 off 47 balls but Amjad Javed had him caught to leave Kenya 70 for 5. 
That brought out Nehemiah, who along with Nelson Odhiambo attempted to resurrect the innings through a 65-run stand for the sixth wicket. Tauqir castled Nelson to end the association. 
That was about it as far as partnerships of note were concerned. Nehemiah carried on but wickets fell around him and he could not string together another meaningful partnership thereafter. He was eventually the ninth man dismissed when Naveed bowled him for his third scalp. He then cleaned up James Ngoche to wrap up the Kenya innings. 
Mohammad Shahzad, Amjad Javed, and Tauqir each took one wicket, while Ahmed Raza was economical with his left-arm spin. 
UAE lost three quick wickets to slip to 42 for 3 in the 11th over. But Amjad Ali, the opener who top-scored with 49 off 88 balls, stood firm and put on 66 for the fourth wicket with Swapnil Patil (38), the wicketkeeper- batsman. 
Both fell in quick succession but Shahzad (27 not out) and Javed (28 not out) denied Kenya any more success to take their team over the line with an unbroken 54-run sixth-wicket stand. 
The two sides meet on Saturday in the sixth match of the tournament at the same venue. 

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