In the morning match, Namibia cantered to an eight wicket win over Nigeria in Dubai. Batting first, Nigerian openers Adeleke Oyede(35) and Daniel Ajeku (16) got the team off to a steady start, putting together a 55 run stand but after their dismissals, the middle and lower failed to build any momentum and eventually folded for 96-9 in their stipulated 20 overs. Christi Viljoen, Bernard Scholtz and Craig Williams each claimed 2 wickets. In response, Niko Davin scored 33 and captain Gerhard Erasmus struck an unbeaten 32 off 17 balls to lead the Namibians home.
In the afternoon, Jersey listed their second straight win in the warm-up games as they beat Singapore by six wickets. Batting first Singapore were bowled out for 112 in 20 overs. Julius Sumerauer was the most successful of the bowlers as he picked 3 for 20. In reply, Nick Greenwood's unbeaten 46 was enough to ensure that his team chased down the total without any alarms.
Tony Hawkins-Kay bowling for Jersey against Singapore (©ICC)
Canada also claimed their second successive victory as they beat Kenya by 6 runs. Batting first, Nicholas Kirten tops cored with 61 and captain Navneet Dhaliwal chipped in with 46 to take Canada to a 191-8 in their 20 overs. In response, Alex Obunda's 46 and Rakep Patel's 38 went in vain as Kenya never seemed in contention to chase down the target. For Canada, Jeremy Gordon returned best figures of 3-27.
Scotland edged out Ireland in a thriller at the Tolerance Oval in Abu Dhabi. Batting first, the Scots's highlight was George Munsey's 86 as they ran up a massive 210. The Irish got off to a nervy start as Kevin O'Brien was dismissed off the first ball of the chase. Andrew Balbirnie scored 70 and Mark Adair chipped in with 49 but Scotland restricted their opponents to 209 taking wickets off the final two deliveries.
George Munsey scored 86 for Scotland against Ireland (©ICC)
Oman added to their recent string of wins by defeating Netherlands by 4 wickets. The Dutch batting first and scored 169-3 in 20 overs. Ben Cooper scored 60 while Ryan ten Doeschate and Max O'Dowd contributed 36 and 31, respectively. Oman chased down the target with 2 balls to spare. Jatinder Singh (64) and Khurram Nawaz (23 not out) were the standout performers for them.
In the final set of matches in the day, Hong Kong and UAE were both victorious.
In the Dubai International Stadium, Hong Kong beat Bermuda by 24 runs. Kinchit Shah tops cored with 48 and Waqas Barkat notched 33 as Hong Kong managed 160-5 in their 20 overs. In response, Bermuda batsmen never got going and eventually managed only 136-8. Waqas Barkat was the leading bowler for Hong Kong taking 3 wickets for 20 runs.
Malachi Jones bowling for Bermuda against Hong Kong (©ICC)
In Abu Dhabi, hosts UAE held off a spirited chase from Papua New Guinea to win by 15 runs. Captain Ahmed Raza won the toss and elected to bat first; his batsmen put together a solid performance to post 193-2. Both Mohammed Usman (60) and Darius D'Silva (43) were asked to retire after batting impressively. In response Papua New Guinea put up a spirited fight managing 178-7. Sese Bau top scored with 40 and for UAE, while Waheed Ahmed took 3-36.