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Khalid Rasheed was the pick of the bowlers ending with 3 for 48 off 9 overs and Amir Hussain picked up 2 wickets costing 38 runs off 8.4 overs including 2 maiden overs.
Rahul, who wrecked Bahrain by bagging six wickets for 25 runs in the UAE's opening game, destroyed Oman in the second match on Saturday with a haul of five wickets for just four runs from his six overs, out of which three were maiden overs.
The two-time champions were completely off-colour with the willow as they played an astounding 54 dot balls (9 maiden overs) in 20 overs, a testimony to their plight.
Younger took 1-0 in two maiden overs despite 82 not out from M Davison.
"Waqar Younis also praised the work Grant Flower has done thus far," he said adding Mushtaq advised the bowlers not to look for wickets, but to bowl maiden overs, which will frustrate the batsmen into making mistakes.
A CRICKET?LOVING grandfather showed his young team-mates how to play - by bowling seven maiden overs in a man-of-the- match performance.
Wadsworth eventually settled on an accurate line, bowling three consecutive maiden overs. Honley bowlers Tommy Woodhead and Lindley found economy difficult.
Somerset found runs hard to come by in their response and after four consecutive maiden overs Trescothick scored just two from 27 balls before he was pouched by Steven Mullaney at third slip pushing forward to Gurney with the total on seven.
BOWLERS aim for maiden overs - but they will be facing the real thing in Birmingham this summer.
Sussex bat first and play out 14 maiden overs from their 60 on the way to 214 for seven.
Anderson, replacing Broad for a fresh spell after bowling four maiden overs in a row from the other end, had Tendulkar caught by Graeme Swann at gully as he drove uppishly.
The visitors scored 196-4 in their 50 overs with Luke Spinetti making 75 not out, Mark Hazelhurst 46 and Mike Pead 20 while Luke Szpadt bowled five maiden overs before conceding a run for Pentyrch and finished with 1-16 off 10 overs.