Hazare and Butt rescue Portugal in thrilling finish

Wed, Sep 2, 2009 1:02 PM

Hazare and Butt rescue Portugal in thrilling finish
Portugal produced the first upset of the European Championships WCL Division Three in Spain on Tuesday with a two-wicket win over the hosts at La Manga.

Nadeem Butt (69) and Siddaharth Hazare (37) posted a century partnership to rescue Portugal from a battered 33-5 in pursuit of 176 and reach the target with just a ball to spare.

In the other games of the day, Israel won by 173 runs and recorded a second consecutive victory, posting 263-6 against Malta who were bowled out in the 46th over for just 90.

Isle of Man also made it two wins out of two with an easy seven-wicket win over Belgium at Sporting Alfas.

In Wednesday's games, Belgium plays Spain and Israel faces Isle of Man in La Manga while Malta and Portugal clash in Sporting Alfas.

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