Scotland ease to Intercontinental Cup win over UAE

Scotland batsman Richie Berrington
ICC Intercontinental Cup, Sharjah:
Scotland 305 & 117-3 beat UAE 100 & 318 by seven wickets
Match scorecard (external site)

Richie Berrington's second important innings of the match led Scotland to a seven-wicket victory over the United Arab Emirates in Sharjah.

All-rounder Berrington followed his first-innings 110 with a timely 42 not out on day four of the ICC Intercontinental Cup match.

Madjid Haq, who finished with 3-72 as the UAE were bowled out for 318, also contributed 39 not out.

And the Scots reached their target in a score of 117-3.

The UAE, dismissed for 100 on day one, had resumed on 286-7, looking to eat up time and add vital runs to the Scottish chase.

Fayyaz Ahmed lasted nearly 10 overs for 10 before Safyaan Sharif had him caught by Berrington and the same bowler sent back Amjad Javed for 15 two overs later.

Mohammad Tauqir was last man out to Haq, leaving a chase of 114.

Ewan Chalmers departed for a duck, bowled by Arshad Ali, to get the reply off to a shaky start and Preston Mommsen made just 13 before offering a return catch to Fayyaz Ahmed.

It was 40-3 when Ryan Flannigan went for 17, but that brought together Haq and Berrington, who added an unbroken stand of 77.

There were three boundaries and two sixes from Haq, with five fours and a single maximum from Berrington.

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