Jersey succumbed to a 27-run defeat, to hand Bahrain its first victory of the tournament. The WCL Div. 6 runner-up had a star performer at the Army Ground in the form of Qamar Saeed.

Saeed's 50 not out was accompanied with impressive bowling figures of 6-33 and earning the 38-year-old the man-of-the-match award.

A mention must go to the valiant efforts of Jersey captain Ryan Driver who made 80 runs in the side's attempt to chase down the target of 264 set by Yaser Sadeeq's men, but his efforts were in vain.

Driver said: “Today our fielding let us down and our bowling just wasn't in the right areas and they made better use of the PowerPlay. We restricted them to 260 and I really felt it was a target we should have got.

“We're hoping to put the things we've learned in the last four games into practice against Singapore as there is no way I want us to go home only winning one game out here.”

Friday's final round-robin matches see Nepal face USA at Tribhuvan University, Jersey take on Singapore at Engineering Ground and Bahrain play Fiji at the Army Ground.