The second match of the Asia Cup has been taken place today. That was a tough contest between a weaker side and a T20 world champion. Unexpectedly UAE performed very well against the stronger side. UAE restricted Sri Lanka to a total of 129 runs. LD Chandimal remained the highest scorer with 50 runs. TM Dilshan contributed a bit but rest of the batsmen were not able to settle against the quality bowling attack. Amjad Javed took 03 wickets and Ahmed Raza was outstanding by giving only 14 runs in his four overs.
It was Sri Lankan Captain today who saved the team from drastic defeat from his outstanding bowling. SL Malinga took 04 wickets and 03 of the wickets were shared by KMDN Kulasekara just by giving 10 runs in his four overs. SL Malinga got player of the match award on his outstanding bowling performance. From UAE’s side, SP Patil remained the highest scorer with the bat. He scored 37 runs off 36 bowls. Rest of the batting department failed against the quality bowling attack. India and Sri Lanka won their matches, while Bangladesh and UAE got defeated in these contests.
UAE’s performance has been outstanding today as they have given a very tough time to one of the best T20 teams in the world.