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UAE Storms to Asia Cup T20 - And War Continues

Author: Imran Khan
by Imran Khan
Posted: Feb 23, 2016

An all round performance helped United Arab Emirates emerged victorious in Asia Cup T20 qualifier matches for the first time in eight years after they beat Oman convincingly by 71 runs in Decca on 22nd of February. They have won all the three matches to top the point table.

Sultan Ahmed's decision to field first did not seem well as an 86 runs partnership between Kaleem and Shahzad laid a strong foundation for their team. Aamir Kaleem tried to bring his team back in the game but Usman's 46 runs innings helped UAE to post a formidable score.

With 172 to chase, Oman's batting line up cracked easily under pressure. Zeeshan Maqsood put up a severe resistance as Qadeer Ahmed and Mohammad Naveed destroyed the top and middle order battle line up.

Here it must be mentioned that Asia Cup 2016 T20 Qualifier series was a series of T20 matches between Afghanistan, Oman, UAE and Hong Kong to earn a spot in the Asia Cup T20 series of matches. The United Arab Emirates won all the three matches and is now ready to face India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the main series.

With the United Arab Emirates on the top of the scoring table with an all out three wins, Afghanistan comes second with two out of three matches victory. Oman has managed to win only one match and Hong Kong has lost all the three matches in the qualifying series. All the teams have reached Decca to take part to T20 in Asia Cup which commences with India vs Bangladesh on 24th of February followed by the India versus Pakistan on 27th of February.

The India-Bangladesh rivalry is not as popular as the iconic India-Pakistan rivalry. Neither Bangladesh poses serious challenge to the Indian team. But the fact that cricket is a very popular game in Bangladesh and India is the most popular team all across the globe, many cricket fans feel that beating India in their very first match will give their image a boost.

The last time Indians faced Bangladesh, Dhoni was answering queries after a humiliating one day international loss, deflecting question of the Blues being in turmoil. He is still the captain and the Indians are on two series winning streak and the disorder is gone. So Asia Cup T20 online telecast is just a few hours away and everybody is impatiently waiting to watch Micromax Asia Cup T20 live. The war is about to start. Get ready to watch the real action.

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Imran is a professional writer in Media & Entertainment stayed in Usa, likes to watch Indian TV Channels, Movies, Reality Shows online and have knowledge about the available Indian entertainment resources online in Usa.

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