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Sri Lanka vs United Arab Emirates, Match 2 Match Summary

SL vs UAE, 2016 - Summary

Sri Lanka vs United Arab Emirates Scorecard
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Match Ended   
129/8 (20)
Sri Lanka beat United Arab Emirates by 14 runs
  • Player of the Match
    Lasith Malinga
SL 129/8
Bat Top Batsmen
50 (39)
  • 7x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 128.20SR
27 (28)
  • 4x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 96.42SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 6.25
4
OVERS
25/3
R/W
UAE 115/9
Bat Top Batsmen
37 (36)
  • 3x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 102.77SR
13 (15)
  • 2x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 86.66SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
4
OVERS
26/4
R/W
4
OVERS
10/3
R/W
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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.
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.
    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.
      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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