ABU DHABI 23 October 2019: The UAE lost its position at the top of the Group B table in the T20 World Cup cricket Qualifier as it lost to an impressive Jersey side.
Jersey set a target of 147 in their 20 overs at the capital’s Zayed Cricket Stadium.
The UAE opening partnership got off to a good start, but then fell increasingly behind, being bowled out by the Jersey boys for 112 in 19.2 overs and losing by 35 runs.
A Jersey cricket official told the Emirates News Agency that the result was “one of our best-ever results.”
The UAE are ranked 11th in the world in cricket, 15 places ahead of Jersey.
Two Group A games were held in Dubai.
In the first, Namibia recorded their first win, setting Scotland a tough target by scoring 159 for 6 in their 30 overs. The Scots could only manage 135 for 8 in reply, giving the Namibians a well-deserved 24 run victory.
In the other Group A game, Singapore scored 101 in their innings. The Netherlands, in response, romped to 104 for 5, winning by 5 wickets with 21 balls to spare.
With three wins in a row, the Dutch now go to the top of Group .