Bangaluru, Feb 23: Defending champions India will take on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in their third match of the 2015 ICC World Cup at the WACA Ground in Perth on February 28. This will be the first time that the two Asian sides will meet in the World Cup.
These two teams have not played much outside the World Cup either. India and the UAE have played in just two one-day international matches so far with the former winning both of them.
Here is the list of results of the one-day games played between India and the UAE so far (latest first):
- India beat UAE by 116 runs in a group match of the Asia Cup at Dambula, Sri Lanka, on July 16, 2004
Brief Scores: India 260/6 in 50 overs (Rahul Dravid 104, Sourav Ganguly 56, Rizwan Latif 2/69);
UAE 144in 35 overs (Mohammad Tauqir 55, Irfan Pathan 3/28, Sachin Tendulkar 3/21)
Captains: Ganguly (India) and Khurram Khan (UAE)
- India beat UAE by 71 runs in a group match of the Austral-Asia Cup at Sharjah, UAE, on April 13, 1994
Brief Scores: India 273/5 in 50 overs (Vinod Kambli 82*, Azharuddin 81, S Tendulkar 63, Sohail Butt 2/52);
UAE 202/9 in 50 overs (Mazhar Hussain 70, Bhupinder Singh Senior 3/34, Javagal Srinath 3/49)
Captains: Azharuddin (India) and Sultan Zarawani (UAE)
The UAE are playing in their second World Cup in 2015. Their first participation in World Cup was in 1996 when they managed to win only one match, against the Netherlands. They lost to Zimbabwe in their first match in the ongoing World Cup though not without giving a fight.