Cool Anwar sinks Scotland
Shaiman Anwar struck an unbeaten half-century as United Arab Emirates edged to a two-wicket victory over Scotland in the ICC World Cricket League Championship.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, Scotland got off to a poor start as Calum MacLeod departed early.
However, Kyle Coetzer rebuilt impressively thereafter and, well supported Gordon Goudie, put the tourists in a strong position.
Goudie fell just short of a half-century, but Fraser Watts and Preston Mommsen chipped in with vital runs as Scotland reached 205 for nine from 50 overs, Coetzer hitting 73.
Having started solidly as Amjad Ali and his namesake, Arshad, put on 53 at the top of the order before wickets started to tumble.
But, helped by the efforts of tailenders Amjad Javed and Ahmed Raza, Anwar was composed in striking 77 not out from 107 balls to see UAE home with a delivery to spare.
The UAE leapfrogged Scotland into second place in the eight-team league.