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Nadeem, Amjad bowl Hong Kong to big win

They pick up four wickets each to restrict UAE to 105 in its pursuit of 382 in their Intercontinental Cup game

Nadeem, Amjad bowl Hong Kong to big win  - Cricket News
UAE was bowled out for 105 and lost its Intercontinental Cup match against Hong Kong by 276 runs.
Four-wicket hauls from Nadeem Ahmed, the left-arm spinner, and Haseeb Amjad, the right-arm medium pacer, gave Hong Kong a big 276-run win over United Arab Emirates in their ICC Intercontinental Cup match on Saturday (November 14). 

Amjad returned impeccable figures of 4 for 10, while Nadeem took a career-best 4 for 40 as UAE was bowled out for 105 in pursuit of 382 at the ICC Academy in Dubai. 

UAE had closed the third day on 5 for no loss, having played out three overs. It lost a wicket in the very first delivery of the day, bowled by Haseeb, when Amjad Ali was trapped leg before for 1. Off the very next ball, Haseeb had Usman Mushtaq bowled for a first-ball duck. 

Wickets were a constant thereafter. A double strike by Aizaz Khan, the right-arm medium pacer, in the next over, where he sent back Asif Iqbal, trapped leg before for 3 and Swapnil Patil, the wicketkeeper-batsman, caught behind for zero, further reduced UAE to 6 for 5. 

Laxman Sreekumar and Quais Farooq, the right-hand batsmen, led a brief recovery through a 65-run sixth-wicket partnership. The duo kept the Hong Kong bowlers at bay for 15.1 overs. The partnership was broken when Waqas Barkat, the substitute fielder, held on to a catch off the bowling of Nadeem to dismiss Farooq. He had made 26. 

Thereafter, UAE again lost wickets in a flurry, going from 79 for 6 to 105 all out, as Sreekumar was left waging a lone battle. He was eventually the last man dismissed when he was caught behind off Haseeb. Sreekumar had top-scored with 61 off just 78 balls in an innings that comprised ten boundaries. 

Aizaz took the other two wickets to fall, returning figures of 2 for 20 off six overs. 

This is UAE's second defeat in as many matches, having lost its opening encounter to Ireland by an innings and 26 runs. Hong Kong, on the other hand, managed to put behind a 114-run loss to Namibia in its opening match. Hong Kong is third on the points table, with 20 points, while UAE is placed last, yet to open its account.  

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