• BATSMEN
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    13.2 fifty and out! Back of a length and outside off, Chandimal takes it from there and slogs it into the lap of midwicket. Chandi hit that hard but placement deserted him... Target practice 89/3
    9.1 and he breaks the strong opening stand! Short ball just a shade outside off, Dilshan shapes to pull. He fetches it from there and mis-hits it to deep midwicket. Dilshan never really found his rhythm 68/1
    11.1 Siri has been bounced out too. Dug in short and cramping Siri for room. He looks to pull and miscues it to deep midwicket, the fielder moves to his right to snap it up. Two in two overs for Amjad. Can UAE build on this? 79/2
    15.2 Shanaka picks out mid-off. His slow struggle is over. Length ball on off, he moves outside leg and slaps it to Anwar. SL slump further 98/4
    16.1 Sri Lanka five down, Rohan wheels away in celebration. Non-turning ball, fired in, Mathews can't connect with an ambitious reverse sweep. He is hit on the pad in front of the leg stump 105/5
    17.3 Jayasuriya aims for an encore and fails. A touch fuller on middle, he shuffles across for a lap-scoop again. He misses. Naveed knocks the middle stump back. SL losing wickets in a heap 113/6
    19.1 Shahzad has a sheepish little smile on his face. Off-stump full toss, heaved straight to deep midwicket. That should have been heaved over him; it was the shorter part of the ground as well. It has been that kind of a day for SL. Replays confirm the full toss was below the waistline and Kapu has to go 123/7
    19.6 and the innings ends with a wicket. Slower bouncer outside off, Kula wants to swipe over midwicket. He can't get on top of the bounce. He skies a top edge, this is caught by the keeper 129/8
    not out
    1
    1
    3
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    5 (lb 1, w 4)
    TOTAL
    129/8 (20 Overs, RR: 6.45)
    Fall of wickets: 1-68 (TM Dilshan, 9.1 ov), 2-79 (TAM Siriwardana, 11.1 ov), 3-89 (LD Chandimal, 13.2 ov), 4-98 (MD Shanaka, 15.2 ov), 5-105 (AD Mathews, 16.1 ov), 6-113 (GSNFG Jayasuriya, 17.3 ov), 7-123 (CK Kapugedera, 19.1 ov), 8-129 (KMDN Kulasekara, 19.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Mohammad Naveed402726.75135010
    Qadeer Ahmed201809.0052100
    Amjad Javed402536.25102010
    Mohammad Shahzad302729.0065000
    Ahmed Raza401403.50120010
    Rohan Mustafa301715.6650010
  • BATSMEN
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    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
    9
    8
    13
    0
    0
    112.50
    not out
    2
    4
    6
    0
    0
    50.00
    Extras
    16 (b 1, lb 2, nb 7, w 6)
    TOTAL
    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)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SL Malinga402646.50152031
    KMDN Kulasekara411032.50170010
    AD Mathews3.402406.54122110
    HMRKB Herath402225.5090100
    PVD Chameera3.202206.60132012
    TAM Siriwardana10808.0021000

Match Details

Series

Toss

United Arab Emirates , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.55, Interval 20.55-21.15, Second Session 21.15-22.40

Match days

25 February 2016 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Points

Sri Lanka 2, United Arab Emirates 0

Match Notes

Quite slow

1

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

61

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

129

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.