Meanwhile at Kinrara, Fiji's opener departed after just one run after Jikoi Kida was adjudged to be leg-before off the bowling of Saad Khalid. Captain Joe Rika stepped up to the plate today scoring 55 runs to help Fiji to its total.

The 23-year-old left-handed batsman took his time to grind out his 75-ball 55 before he also judged leg-before but this time off the bowling of Sibtain Raza. Sibtain had earlier dismissed Joji Bulabalavu and then promptly removed Maciu Gauna for a duck before sending Rika on his way.

Waisake Tukana made a valiant effort for his 50, diving in for his half-century just as the heavens opened and heavy rain saw the players called off the field as the 43rd over was drawing to a close, the innings was abandoned and the target revised after a lengthy period off the field.

A revised target was set of 161 in 29 overs, the Kuwaitis took their time in making the target and losing three wickets in the process all to the bowling of veteran Fijian off-spinner Iniasi Cakacaka.

But the day was Kuwait's with the side making the required target with 16 balls remaining and leaving Fiji with just one win to its name.

Man of the match Abid said: 'I tried to play my normal opening game and tried to remain on strike as much as I could to help us make the target. It was all about us playing a sensible innings since the last few matches which we've lost have been because we have not been sensible in our performances.

'It's important now that we continue to bat well and continue to win all our games to come in the tournament. I think Fiji were a good side despite our winning today, they challenged us but now we have to remain focused on winning every game, every player has to give it his all for the side.'