Images from Day 1 of warm-up games from ICC Men's T20 World Cup Qualifiers - Images by ICC Online Media Zone @ICC (Twitter)

The opening day of action in the first round of official warm-up matches in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup qualifiers saw a mixed bag of results. While 5 of the 14 teams managed to post a 150+ total on board, the remaining teams struggled to keep the flow of wickets to the minimum.

Even the team’s registering the high scores had their good share of wickets fall as well, with bowlers from all the participation nations having a good work-out on the tracks across Dubai and Abu Dhabi. With no restrictions on players taking part in the game, most of the teams gave their full bowling line-up the go during the games.

The not “so-much” expected result came from UAE, who registered a comfortable win over Scotland. Hong Kong and Jersey also won their games against more fancied opponents in Namibia and Kenya respectively.

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All the 14 countries play their 2nd and final warm-up game on 15th, before the tournament proper gets underway from Oct 18th, 2019.

Brief Scores

UAE 157/5 in 20 overs (Rameez Shahzad 43 n.o, Ashfaq Ahmed 38, Mohammad Usman 21, Rohan Mustafa 21, Tom Sole 3/24 (4), Safyaan Sharif 2/22 (4), Mark Watt 0/24 (4)) beat Scotland 120/9 in 20 overs (Richie Barrington 34, Michael Leask 32, Craig Wallace 26, Waheed Ahmed 3/18 (4), Sultan Ahmed 2/12 (4), Rohan Mustafa 2/25 (4), Junaid Siddique 1/16 (3)) by 37 runs

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Craig Wallace playing a cover drive, UAE v Scotland, Practise Match, 14th October 2019 – Image by ICC Online Media Zone @ICC (Twitter)

Namibia 131/8 in 20 overs (JJ Smit 35 n.o, Christi Viljoen 25, Gerhard Erasmus 18, Jan Frylinck 16 n.o, Waqas Barkat 3/25 (4), Kyle Christie 1/15 (3), Kinchit Shah 1/9 (2), Nasrulla Rana 1/11 (2), Ehsan Khan 0/14 (4)) lost to Hong Kong 132/6 in 19.5 overs (Scott McKechnie 31 n.o, Aizaz Khan 25, Simandeep Singh 19, Nizakat Khan 18, Waqas Barkat 17, Bernard Scholtz 3/7 (4), JJ Smit 1/24 (4), Pikky ya France 1/13 (2)) by 4 wickets

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Gerhard Erasmus batting, Namibia v Hong Kong, Practise Match, 14th October 2019 – Image by ICC Online Media Zone @ICC (Twitter)

Papua New Guinea 97 all out in 17.5 overs (Tony Ura 39, Jason Kila 17 n.o, Charles Amini 11, Jay Odedra 2/6 (1.5), Kaleemullah 1/7 (2), Fayyaz Butt 1/7 (2), Bilal Khan 1/10 (2), Aqib Ilyas 1/20 (3)) lost to Oman 98/6 in 17.2 overs (Aamir Kaleem 30 n.o, Sandeep Goud 20, Zeeshan Maqsood 13, Charles Amini 1/21 (4), Norman Vanua 1/17 (2.2), Nosaina Pokana 1/20 (3), Sese Bau 1/4 (1)) by 4 wickets

Bermuda 171/5 in 20 overs (Okera Bascome 49, Deunte Darrell 47, Dion Stovell 25, Kamau Leverock 23, Daniel Ajeku 3/26 (4), Abiodun Abioye 1/22 (4)) beat Nigeria 118 all out in 19.5 overs (Ademola Onikoyi 32, Adeleke Oyede 25, Chimezie Onwuzulike 18, Kamau Leverock 2/14 (3), Rodney Trott 2/26 (3.5), George O’Brien 1/14 (3), Janeiro Tucker 1/20 (3)) by 53 runs

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Okera Bascome running, Bermuda v Nigeria, Practise Match, 14th October 2019 – Image by ICC Online Media Zone @ICC (Twitter)

Kenya 127/6 in 20 overs (Collins Obuya 49, Dhiren Gondaria 35, Shem Ngoche 15, Chuggy Perchard 4/15 (4), Anthony Hawkins-Kay 1/20 (4), Dominic Blampied 1/31 (4)) lost to Jersey 131/3 in 13.2 overs (Jonty Jenner 47 not out, Ben Stevens 32, Harrison Carlyon 23, Lucas Oluoch 1/15 (2), Shem Ngoche 1/23 (3), Pushpak Kerai 1/27(3)) by 7 wickets

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Aman Gandhi stumping, Kenya v Jersey, Practise Match, 14th October 2019 – Image by ICC Online Media Zone @ICC (Twitter)

Singapore 164/5 in 20 overs (Surendran Chandramohan 51, Amanpreet Singh 36, Aritra Dutta 34, Aryaman Uchil 21 n.o, Saad bin Zafar 1/28 (4), Jeremy Gordon 1/30 (4), Navneet Dhaliwal 1/5 (1), Junaid Siddiqui 1/25 (3)) lost to Canada 165/4 in 18 overs (Ravinderpal Singh 79 n.o, Nitish Kumar 44, Rodrigo Thomas 18, Vinoth Baskaran 2/27 (4), Sidhant Singh 1/20 (2)) by 6 wickets

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Anantha Krishna Bowls, Canada v Singapore, Practise Match, 14th October 2019 – Image by ICC Online Media Zone @ICC (Twitter)

Ireland 156/8 in 20 overs (Gary Wilson 44, Mark Adair 24, Harry Tector 21, Kevin O’Brien 17, Timm van der Gugten 2/20 (3), Roelof van der Merwe 2/24 (4), Pieter Seelaar 2/34 (4), Fred Klassen 1/24 (3)) beat Netherlands 126 all out in 20 overs (Ryan ten Doeschate 46, Tobias Visee 30, Roelof van der Merwe 16, Craig Young 3/21 (4), Mark Adair 3/28 (4), Gareth Delany 1/24 (4), George Dockrell 1/7 (2)) by 30 runs

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Ryan ten Doeschate, Ireland v Netherlands, Practise Match, 14th October 2019 – Image by ICC Online Media Zone @ICC (Twitter)

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