Preston Mommsen won the toss and elected to bat in the World Cup Qualifier final at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval Lincoln.

Scotland showed one change from the previous match with Moneeb Iqbal replacing Michael Leask, with Ahmed Raza coming in for the injured Mohammad Naveed in the UAE side.

Scotland opened with Cross and MacLeod who in the previous meeting between the two sides put on 178 for the opening wicket in Queenstown.

There was to be no repeat as Amjad Javed got through MacLeod's defence in the second over to knock his leg stump out of the ground.

Sixteen balls later and Guruge gets in the act when Cross moves too far across and his leg stump is knocked over and four overs later he strikes again when Machan chips the ball to Amjad Ali at square leg to put Scotland in some difficulty at 37 for3.

Mommsen and Coleman steadied the ship with a well crafted 91 run partnership and seemed in total control when Coleman when Khurram Khan deceived Coleman to hit his off stump. Coleman had contributed 31 and it was 128 for4 in the twenty eighth over.

Mommsen and Berrington pushed on and Mommsen reached his hundred in the forty fourth over as the batsmen took the score on to 266 before Berrington going for another big hit only to find the hands of Ahmed Raza to depart for 63 from 53 balls.

Mommsen saw his side home to 285 for 5 as he finished on 139 not out, the second highest score by a Scotland player in and ODI

Guruge was the best bowler for UAE finishing with 3 for 67 from his ten over spell

UAE got their innings off to a steady start as Faris and Amjad Ali put on 49 for the first wicket before Taylor got the breakthrough bowling Faris for 16, and 7 runs later he dismissed Ali to make it 56 for 2.

Sharif then reduced the UAE to 73 for 3 as he had Anwar caught behind by keeper Cross.

After that it was left to Swapnil Patil, who narrowly missed scoring a century when he scored a single off the last delivery of the innings, leaving him on 99 not out, to see his side post a total of 244 for nine from its 50 overs.

Top-order batsmen Amjad Ali and captain Khurram Khan added 34 runs each, however, once the skipper was dismissed in the twenty fifth over, the UAE was not able to create any meaningful partnerships.

Taylor Wardlaw and Sharif each took three wickets for Scotland who can now look forward to matches against New Zealand, England, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Australia next year.