- UAE won the toss and opted to bowl first.
- Pathum Nissanka’s whooping 74 runs helped SL put 152 runs on the scoreboard
- Hasaranga and Chameera both took 3-wickets haul for Sri Lanka
- UAE got all-out at 73 runs in 17.1 overs.
To begin the cricket match on the grounds of Simonds Stadium, Geelong, the captains of the teams came up to the crease where UAE won the toss and chose to field first.
The pitch was bare in which the drop-in wicket won’t affect the pitch much enough.
Nissanka and Kusal Mendis opened the batting attack to face the bowling of Junaid Siddique. With a great start of this match, Mendis crunched two fours in the first over, posting a score of 19-0 after 2 overs.
Joining the fun, Nissanka paced up his innings hitting fours and Sri Lanka lost their first wicket of Mendis to Aryan Lakra.
With Pathum Nissanka delivering stellar performance on the pitch and Dhananjay de Silva on side, Sri Lanka crossed half-century, at a score of 52-1 after 6 overs.
In the next over, Nissanka nailed the first six of the innings with a slog-sweep over. scoring 33 off 21, Nissanka lost his wicket to Afzal Khan while Dhnanjay got run out on a throw from Khan. Nissanka stood firm on the pitch and helped his side to cross century, standing at a score of 114-2 after 14 overs. At 14.1 overs, Nissanka got his half-ton.
In the 15th over, SL lost three wickets frequently. Fueling a total of 74 off 60, Nissanka got caught out to Basil Hameed on a throw from Zahoor Khan.
Sri Lanka set a record of 152-8 in 20 overs for UAE to chase.
For the second innings, Muhammad Waseem and Chirag Suri cmae to the crease to smash the throw from Pramod Madushan.
Starting the game beautifully, Suri took the ball out of the edge hitting the first two boundaries for UAE, getting a score of 10-0 in the first over. Making a contribution of just 2 runs, Muhammad Waseem lost his wicket to Chameera.
The UAE team found it tough to stand against Lankans and got a score of 23-4 after 6 overs. Pacing it slow and sloppy, the UAE team got no significant run score even after 9 overs; 35 with a loss of 5 wickets.
Even after 11 overs, UAE could only manage to score 39-6 and after 13 overs, with Aayan Afzal Khan and Karthik Meiyappan on the pitch, UAE somehow crossed a mark of half-century, 50-7.
UAE got all out scoring 73 runs and SL wrapped up the match in 17.1 overs.
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