0.1 Malinga strikes first ball! Nice and full, swings in, close to 140ks, to rap the pad in front. It would have taken out the leg stump 0/1
    3.2 Kula gets Kaleem now. Length ball on off, Kaleem wants to go over mid-off. He can only miscue it to the fielder. Malinga and Kula have tipped the scales in SL's favour. Mathews catches it around chest height 14/3
    0.6 double-blow from Malinga. This was a little over 20ks slower than the first ball. 113.7ks, in fact. Shahzad has a leaden-footed drive at it. The ball slithers under the bat to hit the off stump. Shahzad was through with the shot. Malinga is back at work. There is that roar! 7/2
    3.5 Kula gets another. Usman dances out for a leg-side slog. He can only send a thick edge to slip around head height. Good catch from Kapu, but poor shot selection on the part of Usman. The chase is in tatters at 16 for 4 16/4
    7.5 slides on outside off, Anwar skips back to cut a ball that was neither too short nor too wide. He can only edge it behind to the keeper. The UAE procession continues 38/5
    16.3 Malinga's slower ball does the trick, again. Short and around off at 117.7ks, Patil looks to go over midwicket. He can only lob it in the air off the leading edge. Malinga follows the ball, runs to his left, and takes it near the short-cover region 85/7
    9.5 flighted and full outside off, Haider attempts a big slog. He can only sky a catch to Chandimal off a big top edge. UAE are falling away quickly. Two each for Malinga, Kula, and Herath. Chandimal took a few paces forward to take it in front of the batsman 47/6
    17.4 Kapu completes a fine overhead catch at long-off. Length ball on off, Amjad clears his front leg and swings it. Kapu judges it well and takes it. Amjad got the elevation but not the desired distance 93/8
    18.5 fullish and outside off, Naveed makes swinging room by backing away. He can only slice it in the air to Mathews at cover. Malinga has blown UAE away 99/9
    not out
    not out
    16 (b 1, lb 2, nb 7, w 6)
    115/9 (20 Overs, RR: 5.75)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Rohan Mustafa, 0.1 ov), 2-7 (Mohammad Shahzad, 0.6 ov), 3-14 (Muhammad Kaleem, 3.2 ov), 4-16 (Muhammad Usman, 3.5 ov), 5-38 (Shaiman Anwar, 7.5 ov), 6-47 (Saqlain Haider, 9.5 ov), 7-85 (SP Patil, 16.3 ov), 8-93 (Amjad Javed, 17.4 ov), 9-99 (Mohammad Naveed, 18.5 ov)
    SL Malinga4.002646.50152031
    KMDN Kulasekara4.011032.50170010
    AD Mathews3.402406.54122110
    HMRKB Herath4.002225.5090100
    PVD Chameera3.202206.60132012
    TAM Siriwardana1.00808.0021000

Match Notes

Quite slow


No. of bowlers (out of 11) who took more matches to complete 50 T20I wickets, than Kulasekara who got there in his 45th match today. N McCullum took 53 matches.

Good start, bad end


Runs added by Sri Lanka in the last 11 overs, losing 8 wickets. At the end of 9th over, they were 68 for 0.

Moderate batting


Sri Lanka's total in the first innings - lowest against an associate side. Their previous lowest was 144 for 9 against Ireland at Lord's in 2009 WT20.