result
6th Match, Group A (N), Lahore, Jun 26 2008, Asia Cup
(36.3/50 ov, target 291)148
Sri Lanka won by 142 runs
Player Of The Match
5/22
ajantha-mendis
13y
• The Bulletin by Nagraj Gollapudi

Sri Lanka prevail over spirited UAE

Amjad Ali's stroke-filled 77 offered UAE some hope as they chased an improbable target of 290

Match centre 
Scorecard summary
Sri Lanka290/9(50 overs)
United Arab Emirates148/10(36.3 overs)
Amjad Ali77 (79)
Saqib Ali19 (32)

Amjad Ali looked to have started the chase off in earnest, but after the fall of his wicket, UAE just petered away

Saqib, UAE captain says " There are lot of positives to take back "

Ajantha Mendis gets the Man of the match and says"He is pretty excited to be bowling to the premier batsmen"

Mahela says " There are a lot of positives but there are a few areas to be developed too"

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Thats it then for the night

36.3
W
Mendis to Aman Ali, OUT

on the off stump, Aman Ali looks to defend it and misses it and is rapped on the pads . Mendis gets his five wicket haul

Aman Ali lbw b Mendis 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
36.2
Mendis to Aman Ali, no run

outside the off stump, defends on the frontfoot

36.1
W
Mendis to Alhashmi, OUT

on the off stump, looks to defend it but misses it and is plumb in front

Fahad Alhashmi lbw b Mendis 0 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
end of over 366 runs
UAE: 148/8CRR: 4.11 RRR: 10.21
Zahid Shah6 (11)
Fahad Alhashmi0 (2)
Kaushalya Weeraratne 4-1-23-0
Ajantha Mendis 6-1-22-3
35.6
4
Weeraratne to Zahid Shah, FOUR runs

outside the off stump, gets an outside edge to third man for a boundary

35.5
Weeraratne to Zahid Shah, no run

outside the off stump, defends on the frontfoot

35.4
2
Weeraratne to Zahid Shah, 2 runs

full outside off, drives to extra cover

35.3
Weeraratne to Zahid Shah, no run

once again beats the outside edge

35.2
Weeraratne to Zahid Shah, no run

beats the outside edge again

35.1
Weeraratne to Zahid Shah, no run

full outside off, drives it to cover

end of over 35Wicket maiden
UAE: 142/8CRR: 4.05 RRR: 9.93
Fahad Alhashmi0 (2)
Zahid Shah0 (5)
Ajantha Mendis 6-1-22-3
Dilhara Fernando 7-0-40-1
34.6
Mendis to Alhashmi, no run

on the middle stump, looks to push it away but misses and is rapped high on the pads

34.5
Mendis to Alhashmi, no run

on the leg stump, pushes it to leg slip

34.4
W
Mendis to Fernandes, OUT

outside the off stump and spinning away a touch, Nizel looks to defend it and is beaten. Sangakkara does the rest as he whips the bails off and sends him back on his way

Nizel Fernandes st †Sangakkara b Mendis 5 (13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 38.46
34.3
Mendis to Fernandes, no run

fuller on the off stump, drives it back to the bowler

34.2
Mendis to Fernandes, no run

on the off stump, defends to midwicket

34.1
Mendis to Fernandes, no run

outside the off stump and left alone

end of over 341 run
UAE: 142/7CRR: 4.17 RRR: 9.31
Zahid Shah0 (5)
Nizel Fernandes5 (9)
Dilhara Fernando 7-0-40-1
Ajantha Mendis 5-0-22-2
33.6
Fernando to Zahid Shah, no run

on the middle stump, defends on the frontfoot

33.5
Fernando to Zahid Shah, no run

on the leg stump, defends on the frontfoot

33.4
Fernando to Zahid Shah, no run

on the leg stump, pushes it to midwicket

33.3
Fernando to Zahid Shah, no run

outside the off stump, drives it to cover

33.2
Fernando to Zahid Shah, no run

on the off stump, defends on the frontfoot

Best performances - batters
Amjad Ali
Amjad Ali UAE
77 runs (79)
12 fours
0 six
Control88%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
27 runs
3 fours
0 six
1132914141311
Mahela Udawatte portrait
ML Udawatte SL
67 runs (74)
6 fours
0 six
Control87%
Productive shot
leg glance
24 runs
1 four
0 six
2138822914
Best performances - bowlers
Ajantha Mendis portrait
BAW Mendis SL
O
6.3
M
1
R
22
W
5
ECO
3.38
Zahid Shah portrait
Zahid Shah UAE
O
10
M
1
R
49
W
3
ECO
4.9
Match details
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
SeriesAsia Cup
Season2008
Player Of The Match
Ajantha Mendis
Ajantha Mendis
Match numberODI no. 2718
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-19.30 Interval 19.30-20.15, Second Session 20.15-23.45
Match days26 June 2008 - night (50-over match)
ODI debut
Alawi Shukri
Alawi Shukri
Aman Ali
Aman Ali
Nizel Fernandes
Nizel Fernandes
List A debut
Alawi Shukri
Alawi Shukri
Nizel Fernandes
Nizel Fernandes
Umpires
England Image
Ian Gould
Australia Image
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
India Image
Amiesh Saheba
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan Image
Iqbal Butt
Match Referee
South Africa Image
Mike Procter
PointsSri Lanka 2, United Arab Emirates 0