Match Details

SL vs UAE 6th Match, T20 WC 2022

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Sri Lanka won by 79 runs 🏆
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15th Over:
= 3
16th Over:
= 7
Last Over:
= 10
This Over:
= 0
UAEUAE - 2nd Innings
6 Over 3723
10 Over 4436
SLSL - 1st Innings
6 Over 4752
10 Over 8384
15 Over 131117
20 Over 163152


Inn 1
Inn 2
Ahh!! A great day for cricket. Earlier, Netherlands beat Namibia to keep the group wide open. Only one team, UAE are out of the World Cup. All three teams, Netherlands, Namibia, and Sri Lanka are in contention to finish in the top two. 

For now, this is your guy, AkshayaKrishna Polya, signing off on behalf of my co-commentators Anurag Dasgupta (DG), Arjun Bhalla, Anurag Singh, and Gargi Raut, who, alongside our scorer/analyst Zeeshan Naiyer brought you all the live action of this wonderful game. We will meet again tomorrow with another enthralling day in this mega event. Until then, it is a goodbye! 
Dasun Shanaka | Sri Lanka Captain: "Yes, they (fans) follow us everywhere. They have come from Melbourne city. Kudos to them. We thought we didn't finish well. At one time, we were looking at 180, 190. But didn't finish well. But at the mid-way, we knew that bowlers like Dushmantha, Hasaranga, and Theekshana would come into the party, which they did indeed. Dushmantha bowled brilliantly. Hopefully, he (Chameera) is okay. We didn't think of a net run rate at any stage. We were keeping our eyes only on winning the game. (Thanks Sri Lankan fans, in his native language)." 
CP Rizwan | UAE Captain: "Yeah, to be frank, we thought that it was a decent score. But could have done better in the first half. We did come back nicely. To get a world cup hat trick, Karthik Meiyappan did a great job. No, we don't have experience of playing in this cold. We play under 40-45 degree celsius back at home. We will try hard in the last game to get a win."
Pathum Nissanka | Player of the Match: "Thank you. Along with Kusal, I managed to get a good partnership. It helped me to get set. Afterwards, all the other players played their part. It is natural. I am happy to be playing this innings in the World Cup and help my side win a game."
And that is the end of the game! After losing the first game against Namibia, Sri Lanka have roared back strongly to win this contest by 79 runs. They are well and truly alive in the competition and will fight it out against the Dutch side in their next game.

Fair to say that UAE were never really in the chase as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Chameera started the damage and the carnage continued with the spin duo of Hasaranga and Theekshana taking the charge. UAE never really had any answer to Sri Lanka's bowling exploits. Siddique tried his best, but it was too much for him as the other batters failed to put up a brave fight. Chameera was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/15, and was the chief destroyer up-front.
17.1 M Theekshana to J Siddique
W This is the end of the innings! This time the fielder makes no mistake in the deep. The Asia Cup champions have finally got their first points on the board. A comprehensive win for the Lankan Lions. Floated ball on the stumps. Siddique slogs, but doesn't get the distance and finds Nissanka at deep mid wicket.
United Arab Emirates
Zahoor Khan
Junaid Siddique
Dasun Shanaka
16.6 D Shanaka to J Siddique
1 Slower one. Siddique keeps the strike with the single. Fuller one on the off. Looks to drive but gets an inside edge down to short fine.
16.6 D Shanaka to J Siddique
WD Slower bumper. Shanaka replaces Chameera. No shot offered by Siddique and it has been called a wide for above the shoulder height.
Dasun Shanaka to complete this over.
Chameera pulls out. He is walking off. Looks like a hamstring. He was coming back from an injury, and this doesn't look good for him and Sri Lanka.
16.5 D Chameera to J Siddique
0 Leg cutter once again. Slower delivery and Siddique defends it towards point.
16.4 D Chameera to J Siddique
0 Back of a length and outside the off. 135kmph! Siddique pulls but fails to make any connection.
16.3 D Chameera to J Siddique
0 Brilliant change off pace! Good comeback by the bowler. Leg cutter on the stumps. Another swing of the blade and this time Siddique gets no connection. It missed the top of the stumps by a whisker.
That has been smoked out of the park. 109m! Another new ball now. Junaid shows his biceps!
16.2 D Chameera to J Siddique
6 That has gone a longggg wayyy!!! Wow, has gone out of the stadium! Stunning strike from Siddique! He has taken Chameera to the cleaners. Length on the middle and leg. Siddique swings hard and clears the deep square region with utmost ease. Should have fetched him a dozen..
Marias Erasmus is having a look at the ball. And they change the ball as the fourth umpire comes in with the ball box. Dew is the reason.