Mirpur: Sri Lanka overcame their batting disaster with a trained bowling opening to kick United Arab Emirates by 14 runs in a turn robin joining confront of a Asia Cup T20, here today.
Put into bat by UAE, a fortifying World T20 champions could conduct usually 129 for 8 in 20 overs with usually Dinesh Chandimal (50) creation a poignant contribution.
But skipper Lasith Malinga dealt twin blows in a really initial over with dual block-hole deliveries to brace behind UAE, who usually managed 115 for 9 in their stipulated overs. The aim was a tiny one though UAE’s unawareness opposite large teams was a categorical cause in not being means to follow down a tiny total.
In a compare that never rose to drunken heights, a usually important occurrence was pacer Dushmantha Chameera being barred from completing a final over of a innings for bowling dual beamers that is bootleg as per rules. It was Angelo Mathews who finished a formalities.
The batsmen, even after recuperating from a top-order damage, never went for a chase.
Within a initial 5 overs, UAE mislaid 4 wickets with seasoned twin of Malinga (4/26 in 4 overs) and Nuwan Kulasekara (3/10 in 4 overs) pity a spoils. With half of a group being behind in a dug-out before a sum reaching even 40, it was probably unfit for a qualifiers to make a compare out of it.
It started with a really initial smoothness that maladroit opener Rehan Mustafa (0) faced. Malinga bowled one that was full and swung into batsman s pads. It would have crashed into center and leg and a preference was an easy one for a umpire.
In that really over, Malinga dealt another revelation blow stealing UAE s best batsman Mohammed Shahzad (1) with another full smoothness that went by his defences.
Muhammad Kaleem (7) attempted to transparent mid-off though Angelo Mathews took a elementary locate to give Kulasekara his initial wicket. UAE were in rags during 16 for 4 when Muhammed Usman (6) attempted a hoick off Kulasekara though Chamara Kapugedara took a law locate during initial slip. At that moment, a compare was probably over though Swapnil Patil (37) to save his group a blushes. But Patil did not play too many large shots even when he was set. None of a other batsmen crossed 15-run symbol for UAE.
Rangana Herath (2/22) got a integrate of middle-order wickets and kept a vigour on UAE.
However UAE will take some positives out of this match, generally a good opening from their bowlers led by skipper Amjad Javed (3/25), who got a initial 3 Sri Lankan wickets including Chandimal, Tillakaratne Dilshan (27) and Milinda Siriwardana (6).
Chandimal scored 50 off 39 balls with 7 fours and one six, adding 68 runs for a opening mount with Dilshan.
Sri Lanka were 72 for one after initial 10 overs though some bad shot preference saw them measure usually 57 in a subsequent 10, losing 7 some-more wickets. After a openers, nothing of a Lankan batsmen could cranky 10-run mark. However a bowlers did a pursuit for them on a day.