UAE Blues managed to hold out Lancashire bowlers on the final day of their 2-day match at ICC Academy as they drew the match batting into their 2nd innings and with half the side back in the pavilion, time ran out for Lancashire to press for a win.
The match did not start well for UAE Blues got all out for only 130 runs in the 1st innings, inside 46 overs. Lancashire had a productive batting effort as they got 366, but UAE Blues bowlers managed to bowl then out for their good efforts on the field.
Blues were at 168/5 in 45 overs in the 2nd innings as the match time ended and both teams pretty happy with the workouts, both batters and bowlers got during the 2-day game.
UAE’s World Cup Qualifiers campaign squad members, Chirag Suri and Adnan Mufti batted on the 2nd day’s play to get back to competitive action.
UAE Blues 1st Innings 130 all out in 45.5 overs (Ateeq Ur Rehman 49, Khalid Shah 34, Tom Bailey 6/20, Danny Lamb 2/12, Stephen Parry 1/1) and 2nd Innings 168/5 in 45 overs (Mohammad Qasim 46 n.o, Adnan Mufti 42, Chirag Suri 21, Chris Sanders 2/19, Aaron Lilley 2/50) drew with Lancashire 1st Innings 366 all out in 81.2 overs (Karl Brown 161 retired out, Steven Croft 84, Graham Onions 36 n.o, Tom Bailey 22, Muhammad Azhar 4/108, Adnan Mufti 2/36, Zahoor Khan 2/110)