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Match Ended   
129/8 (20)
Sri Lanka beat United Arab Emirates by 14 runs
  • Player of the Match
    Lasith Malinga
That's it for our coverage of this match. Do join us for the next Asia Cup game which will be tomorrow at 1900 IST. UAE will once again be on the park and they take on tournament hosts Bangladesh. Until then, it's goodbye from us.
LASITH MALINGA (MAN OF THE MATCH) reveals that he hasn't fully recovered from his injury. Admits that he is struggling a bit (when asked about limping towards the end). States that he wanted to play the game to help the youngsters of his team. Adds that he always tries his best with the ball and is happy with the success. Opines that the youngsters in the side have a bright future and need to be given time. Says that it is difficult to replace legends like Sangakkara and expressed hope in the young talents of his side.
AMJAD JAVED feels that the whole game was excellent for his side. Says they did well with the ball to restrict Sri Lanka to a low total. Adds that with the bat, despite a bad start, his side tried well to come back into the game. Opines that losing too many wickets early on cost his side eventually. Ends saying he doesn't feel that the loss will hamper his team morale and insists that UAE did put up a really good fight.
The lower order tried their best to get an inch closer but were always away from it. The new bowling unit with help from the likes of Malinga and Kulasekara made it a tough task for the chasing side. The contest got to the final over as the lower order did some late firing. As we said, they kept losing wickets and were running themselves out of the contest. Finally the winning streak gets over here for UAE and SL open their account in this Asia Cup. Good win but lots to learn from this game when they next meet the dark horse (Bangladesh).
Close shave for the Lankans! Chasing 130 seemed an easy task for the newly qualified UAE, but losing 4 wickets in the first 2 overs shut down the chase early. They never looked in the game as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were finding it difficult to score boundaries. The star-studded batting unit looked like rookies and played amateur strokes to get out.
19.6
1
Angelo Mathews To Ahmed Raza
THAT'S IT THEN! Full and outside off, Raza digs it out to the covers for a single. SRI LANKA WIN BY 14 RUNS.
19.5
2
Angelo Mathews To Ahmed Raza
Short of a length outside off, makes room and slaps it with a flat bat over the bowler's head down the ground for a brace.
19.4
b
Angelo Mathews To Qadeer Ahmed
Bye! Good length outside off, Qadeer has a swing at that one but misses. They sneak a bye.
19.3
1
Angelo Mathews To Ahmed Raza
Slower ball outside off, steps out to that one and slaps it to the covers.
Mathews to finish the over.
19.3
nb
Dushmantha Chameera To Qadeer Ahmed
No ball! WHOA! POOR BOWLING! High full toss on middle and leg, Qadeer fends it awkwardly to the leg side. Too high and a no ball given. Chameera is out of the attack as he bowled 2 beamers. Another Free Hit coming up.
19.2
1
Dushmantha Chameera To Ahmed Raza
Low full toss outside off, makse room and slaps it past the covers for a single.
19.1
1
Dushmantha Chameera To Qadeer Ahmed
Yorker on middle and leg, Qadeer digs it out down the ground to long on for a single.
19.1
nb
Dushmantha Chameera To Qadeer Ahmed
No ball! ERRATIC! Full toss down the leg side, too high and Chandimal cannot reach it. It goes down to the fine leg fence. Five runs taken and now a Free Hit coming up. 24 needed off 6 now.
CHAMEERA to bowl the final over.
End Of The Over 19 : 101/9
6 Runs
    A. Raza
    4 (4)
    Q. Ahmed
    0 (0)
    L. Malinga
    4-0-26-4
    18.6
    2
    Lasith Malinga To Ahmed Raza
    Slow and tad off, batsman cuts it late to third man. Great execution allows a brace.
    QADEER AHMED is the last man in to bat.
    18.5
    W
    Lasith Malinga To Mohammad Naveed OUT!
    OUT! MALINGA HAS ANOTHER! Fuller and outside off, Naveed makse room to carve it away on the off side but lobs it high to the covers where Mathews coolly settles under it. What a comeback match it has been for Malinga! This is his 4th wicket as UAE sink further. Just 1 wicket stands between Sri Lanka and a win.
    18.4
    0
    Lasith Malinga To Mohammad Naveed
    Full and outside off, late swing. Batsman goes for a smash over the covers but misses it.
    18.3
    0
    Lasith Malinga To Mohammad Naveed
    Full and in the channel, defends it.
    18.2
    2
    Lasith Malinga To Mohammad Naveed
    Fires in the yorker on middle and leg, digs it out past mid-wicket for a brace.
    18.1
    1
    Lasith Malinga To Ahmed Raza
    Full and tad off, batsman taps it to the point fielder and takes a single.
    18.1
    nb
    Lasith Malinga To Ahmed Raza
    No ball! Free hit, full toss on the leg side.
    End Of The Over 18 : 95/8
    4 Runs
      A. Raza
      1 (1)
      M. Naveed
      8 (6)
      N. Kulasekara
      4-1-10-3
      17.6
      1
      Nuwan Kulasekara To Ahmed Raza
      Fuller and on off, Raza digs it out past mid on for a single.
      17.5
      1
      Nuwan Kulasekara To Mohammad Naveed
      Full toss outside off, Naveed bunts it past extra cover for a single.
      AHMED RAZA is the next batsman in.
      17.4
      W
      Nuwan Kulasekara To Amjad Javed OUT!
      OUT! AMJAD DEPARTS! Length ball outside off, tries to go big down the ground but has got only elevation on that one and not the distance. Kapugedera at long off takes the catch comfortably. Sri Lanka inch closer to a big win.
      17.3
      1
      Nuwan Kulasekara To Mohammad Naveed
      Full toss on leg stump, Naveed checks his lofted stroke to long on but just short of the fielder. A single taken.
      17.2
      0
      Nuwan Kulasekara To Mohammad Naveed
      Full and wide outside off, Naveed digs it to point but cannot find the gap.
      17.1
      1
      Nuwan Kulasekara To Amjad Javed
      Slower length ball on middle and leg, Amjad swings across the line and mistimes it to deep mid-wicket. Just a single and that won't do at this stage. 38 more needed off 17.
      KULASEKARA is back in to bowl.
      End Of The Over 17 : 91/7
      8 Runs
        M. Naveed
        6 (3)
        A. Javed
        12 (16)
        L. Malinga
        3-0-20-3
        16.6
        2
        Lasith Malinga To Mohammad Naveed
        Full and outside off, Naveed lofts it over wide mid off. Not struck cleanly but enough to clear the infield for a brace.
        16.5
        0
        Lasith Malinga To Mohammad Naveed
        Length ball wider outside off, Naveed pokes at it but is beaten.
        16.4
        4
        Lasith Malinga To Mohammad Naveed
        FOUR! Full toss on the pads, flicked to fine square leg for a boundary!
        MOHAMMAD NAVEED comes in next to bat.
        16.3
        W
        Lasith Malinga To Swapnil Patil OUT!
        OUT! C & B ! Bowls a slower one. Batsman plays the shot early and pays the price. Patil is a goner.
        16.3
        wd
        Lasith Malinga To Swapnil Patil
        Wide! Batsman comes down the track and charges at him, bowler bowls a wide delivery.
        16.2
        0
        Lasith Malinga To Swapnil Patil
        Full and beats the batsman outsdie off, as he goes for a late cut.
        16.1
        1
        Lasith Malinga To Amjad Javed
        Full toss on the darts, swings it to the mid-wicket, Batsman cross for a single.
        LASITH MALINGA comes back in to bowl.
        End Of The Over 16 : 83/6
        6 Runs
          A. Javed
          11 (15)
          S. Patil
          37 (34)
          R. Herath
          4-0-22-2
          15.6
          1
          Rangana Herath To Amjad Javed
          Floats it up around off, Amjad goes for the heave and miscues it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
          15.5
          0
          Rangana Herath To Amjad Javed
          Flatter around off, gets back and jabs it towards point.
          15.4
          1
          Rangana Herath To Swapnil Patil
          Fires it in the blockhole on leg stump, Patil uses his feet and digs it out past mid on for a single.
          15.3
          1
          Rangana Herath To Amjad Javed
          Full and outside off, steps out to that one and pummels it straight down the ground to long off where it is well stopped. Only a single taken though. UAE need to improve their running as it's pressure time now.
          15.2
          2
          Rangana Herath To Amjad Javed
          Drifting in on a length on leg stump, gets back and clips it to deep mid-wicket for a brace.
          15.1
          1
          Rangana Herath To Swapnil Patil
          Full and outside off, leans into it and drills it towards wide long off for a single. Should have taken a second there.
          RANGANA HERATH is back in to bowl.
          End Of The Over 15 : 77/6
          11 Runs
            S. Patil
            35 (32)
            A. Javed
            7 (11)
            D. Chameera
            3-0-13-0
            14.6
            lb
            Dushmantha Chameera To Swapnil Patil
            Leg bye! Fuller and around off, extra bounce as Patil is hit on the thigh pad. They scrap through for a leg bye.
            14.5
            4
            Dushmantha Chameera To Swapnil Patil
            FOUR! MORE RUNS! Slower ball outside off, short in length and Patil swats it past wide mid on as the ball races away to the fence for a boundary. Successive boundaries and this game slowly opening up. Still a big task for UAE due to the lack of wickets left.
            14.4
            4
            Dushmantha Chameera To Swapnil Patil
            FOUR! CONNECTS THIS TIME! Length ball around off, Patil stays still and clobbers it over mid-wicket. Struck it really well and one bounce into the boundary hoardings. This man hasn't given up yet.
            14.3
            0
            Dushmantha Chameera To Swapnil Patil
            SWING AND A MISS! Length ball outside off, Patil has a big heave at that one but makes no contact.
            14.2
            1
            Dushmantha Chameera To Amjad Javed
            IN THE AIR BUT SAFE! Good length on leg stump, Amjad gets back to flick and gets a leading edge there. Falls safe before mid on as the batsmen get a single.
            14.1
            1
            Dushmantha Chameera To Swapnil Patil
            Yorker on middle and leg, gets across and jams it past mid-wicket for a single.
            CHAMEERA is back into the attack.
            End Of The Over 14 : 66/6
            3 Runs
              A. Javed
              6 (10)
              S. Patil
              26 (27)
              A. Mathews
              3-0-20-0
              13.6
              0
              Angelo Mathews To Amjad Javed
              Slower bouncer outside off, Javed tried a few shots there but due to the lack of pace but couldn't connect.
              13.5
              0
              Angelo Mathews To Amjad Javed
              Length ball outside off, stays back and taps it on to the track.
              13.4
              0
              Angelo Mathews To Amjad Javed
              Dug in short around leg stump, Amjad makes room to pull but is undone by the bounce.
              13.3
              1
              Angelo Mathews To Swapnil Patil
              Length ball on off, Patil slogs at it and mistimes it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
              13.2
              0
              Angelo Mathews To Swapnil Patil
              Slower ball around off, Patil looks to flick but is hit on the pads. Appeal for lbw but perhaps an inside edge there which prompted the umpire to deny the appeal.
              13.1
              1
              Angelo Mathews To Amjad Javed
              Length ball outside off, Javed chops it to point for a single.
              13.1
              wd
              Angelo Mathews To Amjad Javed
              Wide! Good length but well down the leg side. Wide to start the over.
              ANGELO MATHEWS is back into the attack.
              End Of The Over 13 : 63/6
              8 Runs
                S. Patil
                25 (25)
                A. Javed
                5 (6)
                M. Siriwardana
                1-0-8-0
                12.6
                4
                Milinda Siriwardana To Swapnil Patil
                FOUR! CLEVER BATTING! Flatter on a length outside off, Patil gets back to that one and plays the late dab just past the keeper. Gets it fine past short third man to the fence for a boundary. Patil has looked good so far.
                12.5
                1
                Milinda Siriwardana To Amjad Javed
                Fuller outside off, leans into it and launches it towads wide long off for a single.
                12.4
                0
                Milinda Siriwardana To Amjad Javed
                Flighted up outside off, almost in the blockhole as Amjad fails to dig it out.
                12.3
                2
                Milinda Siriwardana To Amjad Javed
                Flatter on leg stump, gets back and flicks it through mid-wicket for a brace. Good running.
                12.2
                1
                Milinda Siriwardana To Swapnil Patil
                Flatter on a length outside off, Patil steps out to that one and drills it down the ground to long off for a single.
                12.1
                0
                Milinda Siriwardana To Swapnil Patil
                Fuller and around off, driven straight down the track as Siriwardana makes a fine stop.
                MILINDA SIRIWARDANA is introduced into the bowling attack.
                End Of The Over 12 : 55/6
                6 Runs
                  S. Patil
                  20 (22)
                  A. Javed
                  2 (3)
                  R. Herath
                  3-0-16-2
                  11.6
                  1
                  Rangana Herath To Swapnil Patil
                  Fullish on to the pads, Patil steps out and clips it past mid-wicket for a single. Wanted the second but won't get it.
                  11.5
                  2
                  Rangana Herath To Swapnil Patil
                  Full and around leg stump, goes across and paddles it very fine down the leg side to the deep for a brace.
                  11.4
                  0
                  Rangana Herath To Swapnil Patil
                  LOUD SHOUT! Flatter and full on leg stump, Patil is rapped on the pads as he looks to block. Big lbw appeal but going down leg perhaps with the angle.
                  11.3
                  1
                  Rangana Herath To Amjad Javed
                  Sliding down the leg side, goes back and works it past mid-wicket for a single.
                  11.2
                  1
                  Rangana Herath To Swapnil Patil
                  Fired in on leg stump, Patil plays the paddle down to fine leg for a single.
                  11.1
                  1
                  Rangana Herath To Amjad Javed
                  Fuller and around off, Amjad gets a slice past point for a single.
                  End Of The Over 11 : 49/6
                  2 Runs
                    S. Patil
                    16 (18)
                    A. Javed
                    0 (1)
                    D. Chameera
                    2-0-3-0
                    10.6
                    0
                    Dushmantha Chameera To Swapnil Patil
                    Good length angled in on off, Amjad hangs back and defends it out well down the track.
                    10.5
                    2
                    Dushmantha Chameera To Swapnil Patil
                    Short and outside off, Punched to covers for a brace
                    10.4
                    0
                    Dushmantha Chameera To Swapnil Patil
                    Short and rushed to him, batsman misses the line, hits him on the pads.
                    10.3
                    0
                    Dushmantha Chameera To Swapnil Patil
                    Short and wide on offsdie, punches to cover.
                    10.2
                    0
                    Dushmantha Chameera To Swapnil Patil
                    Fuller and tad off, swing and a miss.
                    10.1
                    0
                    Dushmantha Chameera To Swapnil Patil
                    Fuller and quicker, defended watchfully.
                    End Of The Over 10 : 47/6
                    7 Runs
                      A. Javed
                      0 (1)
                      S. Patil
                      14 (12)
                      R. Herath
                      2-0-10-2
                      9.6
                      0
                      Rangana Herath To Amjad Javed
                      Flighted on leg stump, leans into it and blocks it out well.
                      AMJAD JAVED is next in to bat.
                      9.5
                      W
                      Rangana Herath To Saqlain Haider OUT!
                      OUT! AN EASY CATCH FOR THE KEEPER! Fuller ball, goes for a sweep but gets a top edge, a sitter for CHANDIMAL out there.
                      9.4
                      0
                      Rangana Herath To Saqlain Haider
                      Short and tad off, pushed back to the bowler.
                      9.3
                      1
                      Rangana Herath To Swapnil Patil
                      Full and outside off, steps out to that one and carves it over the covers to the deep for a single.
                      9.2
                      0
                      Rangana Herath To Swapnil Patil
                      Fuller on middle and leg, Patil is hit on the pads as he misses the paddle. Lbw appeal but too high.
                      9.1
                      6
                      Rangana Herath To Swapnil Patil
                      SIX! CLOBBERED! Pitched on the up, goes down the track and launches it over the long off fielder for a biggie.
                      End Of The Over 9 : 40/5
                      1 Runs
                        S. Haider
                        1 (7)
                        S. Patil
                        7 (9)
                        D. Chameera
                        1-0-1-0
                        8.6
                        0
                        Dushmantha Chameera To Saqlain Haider
                        Length ball and an extra bounce on that, batsman goes to feel it but withdraws himself.
                        8.5
                        0
                        Dushmantha Chameera To Saqlain Haider
                        Full and outside off, left again.
                        8.5
                        wd
                        Dushmantha Chameera To Saqlain Haider
                        WIDE! Banged in short again, wide signalled this time.
                        8.4
                        0
                        Dushmantha Chameera To Saqlain Haider
                        A length ball, defended watchfully.
                        8.3
                        0
                        Dushmantha Chameera To Saqlain Haider
                        Short and a back of a length ball, ducks in time, to let that ball pass him.
                        8.2
                        0
                        Dushmantha Chameera To Saqlain Haider
                        Full and a length ball, left all alone by the batsman.
                        8.1
                        0
                        Dushmantha Chameera To Saqlain Haider
                        Short and tad off, batsman hangs his bat and gets an edge , just short to 2nd slip.
                        End Of The Over 8 : 39/5
                        3 Runs
                          S. Haider
                          1 (1)
                          S. Patil
                          7 (9)
                          R. Herath
                          1-0-3-1
                          7.6
                          1
                          Rangana Herath To Saqlain Haider
                          Full and on leg stump, gets across and works it down to fine leg for a single.
                          SAQLAIN HAIDER is the next man in to bat.
                          7.5
                          W
                          Rangana Herath To Shaiman Anwar OUT!
                          OUT! NO. 5 down for UAE, this time its given out, batsman goes for a cut shot but ball bounces extra and takes an edge, keeper takes a good catch. Half the side down now for UAE and chances looking really bleak for them.
                          7.4
                          0
                          Rangana Herath To Shaiman Anwar
                          Flighted outside off, swing and a miss.
                          7.3
                          1
                          Rangana Herath To Swapnil Patil
                          Full and on pads, batsman dances down the track and takes a single to the long on region as he pushes that ball.
                          7.2
                          0
                          Rangana Herath To Swapnil Patil
                          Fuller and on the stumps, driven back to the bowler.
                          7.1
                          1
                          Rangana Herath To Shaiman Anwar
                          Fuller on leg stump, Anwar works it to mid-wicket for a single.
                          RANGANA HERATH into the attack now.
                          End Of The Over 7 : 36/4
                          9 Runs
                            S. Patil
                            6 (7)
                            S. Anwar
                            12 (12)
                            A. Mathews
                            2-0-17-0
                            6.6
                            6
                            Angelo Mathews To Swapnil Patil
                            SIX! Short and on the pads, flicked to the leg square region for a biggie.
                            6.5
                            0
                            Angelo Mathews To Swapnil Patil
                            Short and quick, punched to the mid-wicket.
                            6.4
                            1
                            Angelo Mathews To Shaiman Anwar
                            Full and on the stumps, pushes it to the mid on fielder.
                            6.3
                            2
                            Angelo Mathews To Shaiman Anwar
                            Short and on the leg side, flicked it for a brace to the mid-wicket region.
                            6.2
                            0
                            Angelo Mathews To Shaiman Anwar
                            Fuller and tad off, driven to the point fielder.
                            6.1
                            0
                            Angelo Mathews To Shaiman Anwar
                            Full and on the dart, SHAIMAN defends it watchfully.
                            End Of The Over 6 : 27/4
                            3 Runs
                              S. Patil
                              0 (5)
                              S. Anwar
                              9 (8)
                              N. Kulasekara
                              3-1-6-2
                              5.6
                              0
                              Nuwan Kulasekara To Swapnil Patil
                              Full and outside off, Patil leans into it and pushes it to the covers.
                              5.6
                              wd
                              Nuwan Kulasekara To Swapnil Patil
                              Wide! Length ball angled down the leg side, that shall be another to the extras column.
                              5.5
                              1
                              Nuwan Kulasekara To Shaiman Anwar
                              Length ball on off, Anwar hangs back and pushes it towards mid on for a single.
                              5.4
                              0
                              Nuwan Kulasekara To Shaiman Anwar
                              Length ball around off, stays back and defends it out.
                              5.3
                              lb
                              Nuwan Kulasekara To Swapnil Patil
                              Leg bye! Good length on leg stump, Patil looks to flick but brushes the pads and rolls down to fine leg. That shall be a leg bye.
                              5.2
                              0
                              Nuwan Kulasekara To Swapnil Patil
                              Good length on off, Patil gets an inside edge on to the pads as the ball rolls on to the track.
                              5.1
                              0
                              Nuwan Kulasekara To Swapnil Patil
                              PLAY AND A MISS! Full and just outside off, Patil pushes at it but is beaten as that just goes past the outside edge.
                              End Of The Over 5 : 24/4
                              8 Runs
                                S. Anwar
                                8 (6)
                                S. Patil
                                0 (1)
                                A. Mathews
                                1-0-8-0
                                4.6
                                4
                                Angelo Mathews To Shaiman Anwar
                                FOUR! CLEARS THE INFIELD! Good length on middle and leg, Anwar steps out to that one and clobbers it over mid-wicket with the roll of the wrists. Over the inner ring comfortably as that rockets to the boundary. A productive over for UAE.
                                4.5
                                0
                                Angelo Mathews To Shaiman Anwar
                                Length ball on off, stays back and pushes it past Mathews towards mid on.
                                4.4
                                0
                                Angelo Mathews To Shaiman Anwar
                                Good length around off, Anwar looks to hoick it and the ball flies off the thigh pad towards the gully region.
                                4.3
                                0
                                Angelo Mathews To Shaiman Anwar
                                Good length outside off, Anwar gets back and jabs it towards point.
                                4.2
                                4
                                Angelo Mathews To Shaiman Anwar
                                FOUR! WELCOME BOUNDARY! Short and around off, Anwar rocks back to that one and pulls it away past mid-wicket as the ball speeds to the fence for a boundary. Wasn't timed as well but still makes it to the fence. Runs are coming rarely for UAE and this is a much needed strike from Anwar.
                                4.1
                                0
                                Angelo Mathews To Shaiman Anwar
                                Good length angled in around off, Anwar gets an inside edge on to the pads as the ball rolls to the slip region on the bounce.
                                ANGLEO MATHEWS is introduced into the attack.
                                End Of The Over 4 : 16/4
                                4 Runs
                                  S. Patil
                                  0 (1)
                                  S. Anwar
                                  0 (0)
                                  N. Kulasekara
                                  2-1-4-2
                                  3.6
                                  0
                                  Nuwan Kulasekara To Swapnil Patil
                                  Fuller and outside off, Patil has a tame push at it and is beaten as that moves away just a bit to fly past the edge.
                                  3.5
                                  W
                                  Nuwan Kulasekara To Muhammad Usman OUT!
                                  OUT! POOR SHOT AND USMAN GOES! Full and outside off, gives the charge to that one and has a wild slog at it. Gets a thick edge that balloons to first slip where Kapugedera takes an easy catch. What was Usman thinking? Second wicket in the over and if this is the way UAE are going to bat, we could have a very early finish tonight.
                                  3.4
                                  2
                                  Nuwan Kulasekara To Muhammad Usman
                                  Full and on to the pads, Usman goes across and clips it away past square leg for a brace.
                                  3.3
                                  0
                                  Nuwan Kulasekara To Muhammad Usman
                                  BEATEN! Good length angled away outside off, shapes away sharply as Usman is beaten all ends up.
                                  SHAIMAN ANWAR is the next batsman in.
                                  3.2
                                  W
                                  Nuwan Kulasekara To Muhammad Kaleem OUT!
                                  OUT! ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST! Slower and fuller outside off, Kaleem looks to launch it down the ground but miscues it towards mid off. Mathews stationed there doesn't have to move much at all as he takes it with ease. This chase is going nowhere for the UAE. They aren't showing the application needed and are just going for glory hits which just will not do.
                                  3.1
                                  2
                                  Nuwan Kulasekara To Muhammad Kaleem
                                  Good length on off, Kaleem goes for the hoick and gets a thick inside edge past backward square leg for a brace.
                                  End Of The Over 3 : 12/2
                                  5 Runs
                                    M. Usman
                                    4 (6)
                                    M. Kaleem
                                    5 (9)
                                    L. Malinga
                                    2-0-12-2
                                    2.6
                                    0
                                    Lasith Malinga To Muhammad Usman
                                    Slower ball on middle and off, Usman reads it well and blocks it out carefully.
                                    2.5
                                    4
                                    Lasith Malinga To Muhammad Usman
                                    FOUR! SUPER STROKE! Fuller and angled in on middle and off, Usman goes across and flicks it with fine balance through mid-wicket. Struck well and timed it exquisitely as that sped to the fence. Some relief for UAE after a brief drought of runs.
                                    2.4
                                    0
                                    Lasith Malinga To Muhammad Usman
                                    Full and wide outside off, Usman drives and mistimes it towards mid off. UAE not able to get the scoreboard moving. They should look to rotate the strike more often.
                                    2.3
                                    0
                                    Lasith Malinga To Muhammad Usman
                                    Fuller and on leg stump, Usman misses the flick and is hit on the pads. Sliding down leg and hence not much of an appeal from the Lankans.
                                    2.2
                                    0
                                    Lasith Malinga To Muhammad Usman
                                    Slow full toss around off, Usman gets a slice towards backward point.
                                    2.2
                                    wd
                                    Lasith Malinga To Muhammad Usman
                                    Wide! Fires in a bumper around off, too high though and rightly called a wide by the umpire. Usman had no clue about that one and had to take evasive action.
                                    2.1
                                    0
                                    Lasith Malinga To Muhammad Usman
                                    Fuller and outside off, Usman drives it sweetly but straight to the man in the covers.
                                    End Of The Over 2 : 7/2
                                    0 Runs
                                      M. Kaleem
                                      5 (9)
                                      M. Usman
                                      0 (0)
                                      N. Kulasekara
                                      1-1-0-0
                                      1.6
                                      0
                                      Nuwan Kulasekara To Muhammad Kaleem
                                      DROPPED! Good length angled in around off, Kaleem plays across the line and gets the outside edge to first slip where Siriwardana puts down an easy chance. That's a big slice of luck for UAE as another wicket here would have derailed the confidence in the dressing room big time.
                                      1.5
                                      0
                                      Nuwan Kulasekara To Muhammad Kaleem
                                      Fuller and around off, gets the stride in and taps it to cover-point.
                                      1.4
                                      0
                                      Nuwan Kulasekara To Muhammad Kaleem
                                      Length ball angled in on middle and leg, Kaleem dabs it past the bowler to mid on.
                                      1.3
                                      0
                                      Nuwan Kulasekara To Muhammad Kaleem
                                      Good length angled in on leg stump, Kaleem charges down to that one but is hit on the pads.
                                      1.2
                                      0
                                      Nuwan Kulasekara To Muhammad Kaleem
                                      Pitched up around off, leans into it and digs it out towards mid on.
                                      1.1
                                      0
                                      Nuwan Kulasekara To Muhammad Kaleem
                                      Full and outside off, leans forward and pushes it towards mid off.
                                      End Of The Over 1 : 7/2
                                      7 Runs
                                        M. Shahzad
                                        1 (2)
                                        M. Kaleem
                                        5 (3)
                                        L. Malinga
                                        1-0-7-2
                                        0.6
                                        W
                                        Lasith Malinga To Mohammad Shahzad OUT!
                                        OUT! JUST MALINGA THINGS! Fires in a slow yorker in the base of off stump, Shahzad makes room to dig it out but is beaten by the length there as that crashes into the stumps. Precision from the Lankan captain and double strike to start the chase. UAE innings has been dented.
                                        0.5
                                        5
                                        Lasith Malinga To Muhammad Kaleem
                                        Five runs! BONUS RUNS! Fuller on leg stump, Kaleem digs it out towards wide mid-wicket for a quick single. Shanaka fires the throw but it misses and no one backing up as it goes to the fence for four more overthrows.
                                        0.4
                                        0
                                        Lasith Malinga To Muhammad Kaleem
                                        Slow full toss on middle and off, Malinga has got many batsmen with this variation but Kaleem does well to keep that one out. Narrow escape.
                                        0.3
                                        0
                                        Lasith Malinga To Muhammad Kaleem
                                        Good length outside off, leans forward and jabs it to the covers.
                                        0.2
                                        1
                                        Lasith Malinga To Mohammad Shahzad
                                        Fires it in the blockhole on middle and leg, Shahzad digs it out towards square leg for a single.
                                        0.2
                                        wd
                                        Lasith Malinga To Mohammad Shahzad
                                        Wide! Full and sliding down the leg side, that shall be a wide as UAE open the account.
                                        0.1
                                        W
                                        Lasith Malinga To Rohan Mustafa OUT!
                                        OUT! MALINGA STRIKES FIRST BALL! Very full and on middle and leg, tails in as Rohan misses the flick to be hit on the pads. That was quite plumb and up goes the umpire's finger. Just the start Sri Lanka wanted defending this low total. UAE have been jolted.
                                        Welcome back for the chase. Can UAE gun down the target and upset the defending champs? Or will the Lankans be able to defend this total? We shall find out as the players and umpires make their way out. ROHAN MUSTAFA and MUHAMMAD KALEEM to open the batting for UAE. LASITH MALINGA to take the new ball.
                                        Match Info
                                        • Venue Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
                                        • Toss United Arab Emirateswon the toss and elected to field
                                        • Result Sri Lanka beat United Arab Emirates by 14 runs
                                        • Player of the Match Lasith Malinga
                                        • Umpire
                                        • Referee Sir Richie Richardson
                                        Match Notes
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                                        Match Poll

                                        Who will win the Match

                                        Worm
                                        PlayerRunsAvg.
                                        Sabbir Rahman BAN17644.00
                                        Virat Kohli IND15376.50
                                        Dinesh Chandimal SL14937.25
                                        Rohit Sharma IND13827.60
                                        Tillakaratne Dilshan SL13244.00
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                                        PlayerWicketsEco.
                                        Al-Amin Hossain BAN117.96
                                        Amjad Javed UAE88.07
                                        Mohammad Amir PAK75.06
                                        Hardik Pandya IND75.88
                                        Nuwan Kulasekara SL76.33
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