Ehsan Latif was the hero of a rain-affected day at the ICC World Cricket League Division 5 (WCL Div. 5) as he helped Germany to a comfortable win over Vanuatu by six wickets.

Opening bowler Latif destroyed the batting order with an excellent display of bowling recording figures of 4-27 as Vanuatu was reduced to 75 all out.

An aggressive innings of 32 from 34-year-old opener Anees Butt, who struck five fours and two sixes, helped Germany to its target in just nine overs as it desperately tried to post a winning score before the rain came.

'It was the first man-of-the-match award I've got in my life and I'm pretty happy about my performance,' said Latif.

'I was just bowling normally and I didn't try any kind of variety. I just bowled normally and put it on the stumps and thankfully I got wickets.'

All other games in the WCL Div. 5 were abandoned due to torrential and persistent rain. They have now been rescheduled to be replayed tomorrow (Sunday) on what had previously been planned as a tournament rest day.

Fixtures for Sunday

  • Group A: USA v Norway, Farmers Field; Nepal v Mozambique, Grainville;
  • Group B: Afghanistan v Bahamas, Les Quennevais 1; Jersey v Japan, Les Quennevais 2; Singapore v Botswana, FB Fields