Their 86-run win against hosts Kuwait was their fifth consecutive victory in the six-team tournament.
Prior to the match, head coach Dougie Brown challenged his players to end the competition on a high after booking their place in the Asia Qualifiers following their fourth consecutive victory against the Maldives on Tuesday.
And the UAE took Brown’s words on board with a dominant performance against the hosts. Openers Suri and Ashfaq Ahmed made a blistering start by putting on a 63-run stand in just five overs before the latter fell for 36.
While Mustafa (31) and Muhammad Usman (26) weighed in, it was Suri who kept piling the runs at a fast-rate and he ended up with 86.
The 22-year-old’s knock came from 52 deliveries, including six fours and five sixes as the UAE reached 201-4 – their highest T20 total in the tournament.
The target proved to be too much for the hosts with only three batsmen reaching double figures. Mustafa took 3-18, while Naveed finished with 3-20 as Kuwait reached 115-8.
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