The winning UAE squad, photo courtesy of Asian Cricket Council

The United Arab Emirates have won the ACC Trophy for the fourth consecutive time after beating Hong Kong by five wickets in the final.

A 97 run second wicket partnership between skipper Tim Smart and Rahul Sharma got things off to a good start for Hong Kong, but no-one else was able to score big, with only two other batsman making it into double figures, and they could only muster 174/8 from their 50 overs. The target was never really a problem for the UAE, and an unbeaten 61 from Khuram Khan led them to the target in the 36th over.

For the losers there was the significant consolation of a place in next year's World Cricket League Division 3 tournament.

Photo shows the winning UAE squad (photo courtesy of Asian Cricket Council).