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UAE win thriller against the Netherlands

Khurram Khan and Naeemuddin Aslam shared a 101 run partnership to help the United Arab Emirates to a 6 wicket victory over the Netherlands at the Dubai Sports City Stadium.

The victory saw the UAE become the first team to qualify for the super fours stage of the Twenty20 World Cup qualifies.

Chasing a total of 165 for victory the UAE were 67/4 before Khurram Khan and Naeemuddin Aslam guided the hosts to victory with a fifth wicket partnership of 101.

The Dutch batted first scoring 165/8 from their 20 overs. Daan van Bunge was the stand out Dutch batsman smashing 76 from 48 balls, his innings included four huge sixes.

Peter Borren played an excellence supporting roll as the pair enjoyed a partnership of 87 which saw the Dutch recover from 66-5 after Qasim Zubair took 5 wickets in his four over spell.

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