On Wednesday, they lost to former champions Pakistan by 129 runs at the WACA Ground here. The UAE, who are playing in their second World Cup, lost to Zimbabwe, Ireland and India before this game. They have two matches left against South Africa and former champions West Indies. But they will be unable to qualify for the quarter finals even if they win those two matches.
One of the UAE's high points of this World Cup has been their middle-order batsman Shaiman Anwar who has scored consistently in all matches. He also scored the UAE's only 100 against Ireland at Brisbane.
The UAE had won one match in their debut World Cup in 1996 when they had beaten fellow debutants Netherlands by 8 wickets.