The United Arab Emirates (UAE) wound up its trip to the Greater Toronto area with a 6 wicket win over Ontario on Wednesday. Ontario batted first and made 228 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 50 overs. UAE replied with 230 runs for the loss of 4 wickets with nine overs to spare. Nayeem Aslam sealed victory with a drive for six.
Saqib Ali starred for the UAE with 64 runs, including 7 boundaries and 3 sixes. Khuram Khan took 3 wickets for 27 runs in ten overs of bowling for the visitors. Saad bin Zafar hit 64 runs for Ontario (9 boundaries) and captain Zahir Haniff hit a breezy 51 runs not out in 42 balls.
This was a consolation win for the UAE after losing the ICC Intercontinental Cup match to Canada by an innings. Canada tops the standings in this competition that stretches over 2 years. The top two of the eight competing countries will play off for the title.