Match deserted USA 152 for 7 (Taylor 72, Malhotra 28, Zahoor 2-30) v UAE 29 for two (Jessy Singh 2-18)
9 balls in need of making it an official match and properly forward of Duckworth-Lewis for the five-over mark, USA had been denied victory on their T20I debut as persistent rains that had already diminished USA’s innings to 15 overs and UAE’s chase to 13 overs lastly ended the match for good on Friday afternoon on the ICC Academy.
USA had been answerable for proceedings after Jessy Singh’s double-strike within the first three overs had diminished the hosts to 20 for two chasing an adjusted goal of 143 – USA had scored 152 for 7 of their 15 overs. However three balls into the fourth over, the umpires waved the bottom workers on to the sector for the final of a number of events on the day. On the time, UAE’s five-over goal with two wickets down on DLS was 51.
The match started after a 40-minute delay when the primary rains of the day started simply eight minutes after UAE had received the toss and despatched USA in. Star quick bowler Ali Khan was neglected due to again spasms, opening the door for Jessy to play a key function within the discipline in USA’s maiden T20I.
However the one who shone brightest via the desert gloom was batsman Steven Taylor. Coming into within the second over after Xavier Marshall – who made historical past because the seventh participant to play T20Is for 2 completely different international locations – was bowled by Ashfaq Ahmed lacking a back-foot punch, Taylor struck an imperious 72 off 39 balls with 9 fours and three sixes.
USA coach Pubudu Dassanayake stands annoyed within the rain as USA’s maiden T20I ended with no outcome Peter Della Penna
Taylor started his innings with a simple push over mid-on for six, then flicked Rohan Mustafa over midwicket for six extra within the fifth over to race to 18 off 9 balls. Not often was his strike charge beneath 200 over the course of his innings. He ought to have been caught on 46 pulling Zahoor Khan towards CP Rizwan at deep square-leg, however Rizwan misjudged the prospect horribly, operating in too far just for the ball to land behind him and bounce over for 4 to convey up Taylor’s half-century off 26 balls.
Taylor flicked one other boundary behind sq. subsequent ball adopted by a single, earlier than the rains returned to provide one other 35-minute delay. When play resumed, USA’s innings had 5 overs shaved off. Taylor lasted till the 14th till he mistimed a flick off Mohammad Naveed to deep midwicket, the place Sultan Ahmed took a splendid catch charging in, his second take of the day after a superb leaping effort at deep square-leg earlier within the innings to assert Jaskaran Malhotra for 28.
Roy Silva got here in and smashed three consecutive sixes over the leg facet to finish the 14th off Naveed, who struggled along with his size and ended the day with 1 for 38 in three overs. Conversely, Zahoor bowled a spectacular five-run remaining over that fetched three wickets – two through run-outs.
Rain had began coming down once more throughout the remaining over of USA’s innings and produced one other delay to the beginning of the chase, leading to two extra overs diminished for UAE and a change of their goal. Jessy made a pair of breakthroughs with the brand new ball, first having Ashfaq caught by a diving Monank Patel at midwicket off the second ball of the chase after which Mustafa bowled lacking a swipe within the third. However the match was waved off seven balls later.
The 2 sides face one another once more at ICC Academy within the sequence finale on Saturday.