NELSON: The United Arab Emirates registered their best one-day international total 285 for the loss of 7 wickets against a Test-playing nation in a World Cup match against Zimbabwe in Nelson on Thursday.
The Gulf side’s previous best was 204 against Bangladesh at the Asia Cup in 2008, but they surpassed that at Saxton Oval in the 41st over of their Pool B match.
Shaiman Anwar top scored with a personal best 67 and Khurram Khan made 45.
For Zimbabwe, Tendai Chatara took three for 42.
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Amjad Ali c Ervine b Chatara 7
Berenger c Taylor b Mire 22
Chandran c Chigumbura b Mire 34
Khurram Khan c Williams b Chatara 45
Patil c Chakabva b Williams 32
Shaiman Anwar c Ervine b Williams 67
Mustafa c Taylor b Chatara 4
Amjad Javed not out 25
Mohammad Naveed not out 23
Extras (b4, lb6, w15, nb1) 26
Total (7 wickets; 50 overs) 285
Did not bat: Mohammad Tauqir, Nasir Aziz
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Amjad Ali), 2-40 (Berenger), 3-122 (Chandran), 4-134 (Khurram Khan) 5-216 (Patil), 6-230 (Mustafa), 7-232 (Anwar)
Bowling: Panyangara 9-0-66-0 (5w), Chatara 10-1-42-3 (1nb, 3w), Mire 8-0-39-2, Kamungozi 10-0-53-0, Chigumbura 1-0-12-0 (2w), Williams 8-0-43-2 (1w), Raza 3-0-11-0, Masakadza 1-0-9-0
Zimbabwe: Elton Chigumbura (capt), Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chatara, Craig Ervine, Tafadzwa Kamungozi, Hamilton Masakadza, Solomon Mire, Tinashe Panyangara, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams
Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZL), Johan Cloete (RSA)
TV Umpire: Richard Illingworth (ENG)
Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)