Calum MacLeod of Scotland who scored 113 to help his team beat UAE

MacLeod said that the day was a special day for the side. "Crossy and I just both played our shots, and everything we tried come off today. We had a bit of luck at times, hitting the ball just over the fielders but that's going to happen in an innings like that."

"The team is ecstatic. We wanted a good victory to stamp our mark on the tournament. If we can keep playing similar cricket to that, we'll do well," he said.

Netherlands captain Peter Borren pays tribute to Eric Szwarcynski and his team mates after an emphatic win against PNG got their campaign firmly back on track

Netherlands captain Borren paid tribute to Szwarczynski's efforts. "It was a crucial knock, and the rest of us batted around Eric. He batted beautifully he is a classy player."

The skipper was pleased with his side's improvement during the tournament. "We didn't bat at all well in our last game, so we had a tough few days reflecting on that performance ahead of today's match. To turn it around was great but we need to find more consistency."

With one match left in the group stage, Borren said the team is focussed on performing well. "We've got a massive game next up against Kenya. But we've got a good record against them, and hopefully we can win and make it through to the Super Six."

Kenya coach Steve Tikolo and captain Rakep Patel after their victory over Uganda kept their hopes of World Cup qualification alive.

Tikolo believed that his performance was a reflection of his team. "It was a big win for us, after two big disappointments in the first two games. It's good to see the boys bouncing back, and hopefully we can finish off the next game against the Netherlands and see where we end up in the table."

Kenya captain Rakep Patel was pleased to get a win on the board. "We wanted a win under our belt, and we can hope for the best for the next games. Hopefully the results will be on our side too. "The batting has been clicking, and we have been scoring around 250 runs in the last five games we've played. The bowling has been letting us down, so I hope in the next games the bowling stands up and the batting can be maintained," he said.

Looking forward to his side's final encounter of the group stage, an ODI against Netherlands at Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln, the skipper said: "It's finals for us, because if we don't win, we don't have a chance to go through to the Super Six stage. We can just do the basics right, apply our skills properly, and hopefully the results will be on our side."

Ugandan captain Davis Arinaitwe took positives in an improved perfornance

Uganda skipper Davis Karashani Arinaitwe was philosophical about the result. "Today I thought we played much better, today I think we played to about 70 per cent of our abilities. We showed that if we do actually play well we can be very competitive and that we deserve to be at this level. Going forward, I hope the guys can only move their performances in one direction, which is going up."

Skippers Jamie Atkinson and Paras Khadka reflect on a thumping 10 wicket win for Hong Kong against Nepal.

Hong Kong captain Jamie Atkinson was thrilled with another strong performance, which sees his side move to top spot in the Group A table.

"Winning is a habit, and with three wins from three - we couldn't have asked for a better start." "The two openers did a brilliant job today. The team is really enjoying their cricket, confidence is high and we just need to keep our consistency up," he said.

Nepal captain Paras Khadka was disappointed after his side's third straight loss. "We've worked very hard to make it this far, but unfortunately at this tournament things haven't fallen into place for us."

The skipper hopes for a better performance from his team in the final group match against Canada. "The tournament's still not over for us. We still need to push for that highest position possible, so that we stay as highly ranked as possible."

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