ICC CWC Qualifier Play-off 2023: Saiteja Mukkamalla’s unbeaten ton propels USA to spectacular win over UAE


Within the seventh match of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier Play-off 2023, the United States of America (USA) defeated the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the United Cricket Membership Floor in Windhoek on Thursday.

Batting first, UAE began their innings on a shaky word as opener Waseem Muhammad departed early after scoring simply 2 runs. Vritiya Aravind and Asif Khan, then steadied the innings with a 98-run partnership. Aravind scored 57 runs off 68 balls, whereas Khan performed a formidable knock of 103 runs off 84 balls.

Other than the duo, Rohan Mustafa additionally chipped in with a priceless 38 runs off 53 balls as UAE went on to submit a aggressive whole of 279/9 of their allotted 50 overs. Jasdeep Singh and Nisarg Patel have been the choose of the bowlers for the USA, with 2 wickets every.

Chasing the massive whole, USA misplaced opener Shayan Jahangir early. However Sushant Modani and Saiteja Mukkamalla took cost from thereon and constructed a stable partnership of 92 runs earlier than Modani fell for 39. Nonetheless, Mukkamalla continued to bat brilliantly and scored an impressive century, smashing 12 fours in his match-winning unbeaten knock of 120 runs from 114 deliveries. Monank Patel additionally smashed an important half-century because the USA gunned down the goal with 5 wickets in hand and 1 over to spare.



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