2015 World Cup: Scotland set up clash vs Australia, New Zealand; UAE to play India, Pakistan

Updated: 01 February 2014 13:33 IST

Scotland beat UAE by 41 runs to win the ICC 2015 World Cup qualifying tournament to break into Group A of the mega event starting February next year. Both teams qualified for the 50-over extravaganza in Australia and New Zealand by making the final of the qualifiers.

Christchurch:

Scotland captain Preston Mommsen made an unbeaten 139 on Saturday to set up a 41-run win over the United Arab Emirates in the final of the International Cricket Council's 2015 World Cup qualifying tournament.

Electing to bat after winning the toss at Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln, Scotland made 285-5 batting first in Saturday's final and Swapnil Patel not out on 99 as the UAE made 244-9 in reply. Man of the match Mommsen (in right pic) was also named the player of the tournament with most number of runs - 223 - in three matches.

Both teams had already qualified for the World Cup by making the final, and will join the top nations at the tournament in Australia and New Zealand over February and March, 2015.

Scotland will play in Group A with New Zealand, Australia, England, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan while UAE will play in Group B with India, Pakistan, South Africa, the West Indies, Zimbabwe and Ireland.

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