UAE qualify for ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2020

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A comprehensive 10-wicket victory in their final game helped UAE seal their place ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2020 in South Africa.

According to ICC Press Release, Oman chose to bat against UAE in the ICC U-19 World Cup Asia Qualifier Division, but lost the first wicket of Mohammed Sameer in the second ball of the innings, bowled by Akasha Tahir for 0. They proceeded cautiously, but UAE struck at regular intervals to bowl them out for 105 in the 44th over. J Biju was the top scorer with 37 off 72 balls, and was the last wicket to fall, caught by Farazuddin off Tahir.

Aryan Lakra and R Mukherjee took three wickets each, while Tahir and KP Meiyappan finished with two apiece.
It took openers Lakra and Syed Haider just 12.1 overs to bring the match to a close, sealing a comprehensive 10-wicket win. Haider smashed 56 off 28 balls while Lakra had 51 off 45 against his name.

Lakra was named Player of the Match for his all-round performance. With the highest number of wickets in this tournament, he was also declared Player of the Series.

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