Yesterday, it was another good contest of the big competition T20 Asia Cup 2016, between Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates. Let’s see which team took victory!
In the 2nd match of this big tournament, UAE won the toss and elected to field first. So, Sri Lanka batted first and their opening worked well as Dinesh Chandimal made a good Fifty! Both Chandimal and Dilshan made a good partnership and kept the scoreboard progressing. But UAE made a great breakthrough when they took the wickets of both openers. Then, the whole batting line-up couldn’t stay anymore to reach a big milestone. Things worked pretty well for UAE as they restricted Sri Lanka to a low target that was easily achievable. Sri Lanka was all-out on 129, which is pretty an achievable score in T20 format, so it was looking in favor of UAE. What happened in the 2nd innings?
In the 2nd innings, UAE lost early wickets and it was Lasith Malinga who made a great comeback in the match as a wicket-taker. It wasn’t looking good for UAE, but only Swapnil Patel was the one in the whole batting order to give some hope to UAE. But when his wicket was taken, it was all-over. The whole credit goes to Lasith Malinga for his brilliant bowling spells to work well for Sri Lanka; as he took 4 wickets against UAE to thrashed them down and Sri Lanka won by 14 runs.
Watch this match’s video highlights below:
How about this one? What do you think about Lasith Malinga’s spell? Will he be able to work against other top-class teams in the tournament? Any predictions for the next match between Bangladesh and UAE? Share your thoughts!
Don’t forget to check out: T20 Asia Cup 2016: 1st Match, Bangladesh vs India [Video Highlights]
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