Asia Cup SL vs UAE 2nd T20: Sri Lanka won by 14 runs

Tags: Asia Cup T20 2016, Sri Lanka, UAE, Sri Lanka vs United Arab Emirates 2nd Match at Dhaka, Feb 25, 2016

Published on: Feb 25, 2016

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Asia Cup T20 2016 Sri Lanka vs UAE, 2nd Match Live scores: UAE restrict Sri Lanka to 129 to after 68-run opening stand

Asia Cup T20 2016: Sri Lanka vs UAE, 2nd Match Live scores at Dhaka 25 Feb, 2016.

Series: Asia Cup T20 2016

Teams: Sri Lanka vs UAE

Match Time: 13:30 GMT | 19:00 PM IST | 19:00 local

Venue: Played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

Toss: UAE win the toss and choose to bowl

Sri Lanka begin their Asia Cup defence with a 14-run win, despite making only 129 runs.

Full Scorecard

Amjad: The whole game was excellent. We put them [Sri Lanka] under pressure with the bowling. It was a big set back to lose two wickets to Malinga in the first over. Then we lost two more wickets and it is always difficult to chase. We have a match tomorrow. We will come back and try to do our best.

Malinga is the Man of the Match: I am not alright. I have still not fully recovered. I wanted to play this match and help the other players and show them you can do whatever the team needs. I have good experience playing international cricket and IPL. Sanga and Mahela have experience, we will have to give time to the youngsters.

Excellent comeback from UAE, after a brisk start from Dilshan and Chandimal. Amjad led the way, getting balls to zip and skirt past the outside edge with movement and bounce. The spinners throttled SL further, which led to a cluster of wickets. UAE had shocked Afghanistan in their first match; they now need 130 to shock Sri Lanka. Be back soon for the chase.

Chandimal: We thought 140-plus should have been a good total. We were 10-15 runs short. We have some good bowlers. The pitch is really slow and two paced and it will not be easy to bat on. Opening is a challenge and I am enjoying that role.

Amjad: It is easier to bowl first. Hopefully, we can restrict them to 130. Same team that played against Oman.

Malinga: We are looking forward to play good cricket. We are exited to play T20s and show talent. The dew factor is there, but we want to put runs on the board.

Sri Lanka team: TM Dilshan, CK Kapugedera, KMDN Kulasekara, SL Malinga, HMRKB Herath, AD Mathews, NLTC Perera, LD Chandimal, Sachithra Senanayake, Milinda Siriwardana, DPDN Dickwella, PVD Chameera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Jeffrey Vandersay

UAE team: Amjad Javed, Ahmed Raza, Swapnil Patil, Rohan Mustafa, Shaiman Anwar, Mohammad Naveed, Saqlain Haider, Mohammad Shahzad, Zaheer Maqsood, Qadeer Ahmed, Fahad Tariq, Farhan Ahmed, Usman Mushtaq, Mohammad Usman, Muhammad Kaleem

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