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Borren's 96 gives the Netherlands big lead

UAE trails by 15 runs in the second innings despite Shaiman Anwar’s century; rain spoils another day in Hong Kong-Scotland clash

Borren's 96 gives the Netherlands big lead - Cricket News
Peter Borren plays a shot.
United Arab Emirates v Netherlands
Farhan Ahmed and Ahmed Raza, the United Arab Emirates left-arm spinners, both returned five-wicket hauls, but the Netherlands still managed to take a 151-run first-innings lead over UAE on Friday (January 22), the second day of their Intercontinental Cup clash at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.  
The Netherlands was bowled out for 315 in reply to UAE's 164 in the first innings. UAE's second innings was all about one man, as Shaiman Anwar fought a lone battle. It ended the day on 136 for 5, with Anwar unbeaten on 103. UAE trails by 15 runs with just five wickets in hand. 
The Netherlands had ended the opening day on 158 for 3, with Roelof van der Merwe on 47 and Peter Borren, the captain, on 14. While van der Merwe could add just one run to his overnight tally, Borren score 96, the top score of the innings. Borren's 144-ball effort had ten fours and a six, but, more importantly, his 101-run fifth-wicket partnership with Wesley Barresi, the wicketkeeper-batsman, ensured a healthy lead for the Netherlands.
Barresi scored 43 before he was trapped leg before by Raza.
Borren added 26 more for the seventh wicket with Max O'Dowd, who resisted for 52 balls to score 16, to stretch the score past 300. 
Farhan returned 5 for 78, while Raza, who sent down 43 overs, finished with 5 for 112. 
UAE was quickly reduced to 23 for 2 in its second innings, before Anwar fought back with Swapnil Patil by putting on 54 for the third wicket, in which Patil contributed 17. Once the stand was broken by Ahsan Malik, who trapped Patil leg before, UAE once again lost wickets in a rush, slipping to 80 for 5.
Anwar then dominated a sixth-wicket stand of 56 with Saqlain Haider, the wicketkeeper. Haider was unbeaten on eight and the duo had successfully kept the Netherlands bowlers at bay for 16.2 overs when stumps were drawn.   
Hong Kong v Scotland
The second day of the match between Hong Kong and Scotland at the Mission Road Ground in Mong Kok was abandoned without a ball bowled. Rain had washed out the first day as well, where even the toss was not possible. 
There was a steady drizzle at the start of the day, after which the umpires strolled out for an inspection, although the wet outfield left the possibility of play starting any time soon very remote. Rain then returned shortly after that and play was eventually called off at 12.55pmlocal time.

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