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Asia Cup: Sri Lanka beat UAE by 14 runs

Updated: 25 February 2016 22:35 IST - Published: 25 February 2016 18:28 IST
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Sri Lanka would have been disappointed to go from 68/0 in the first 9 overs to 129/8 in their 20 overs. At the halfway stage, needing 130 to win, UAE looked on course for an upset victory but two wickets in Lasith Malinga's first over threw a spanner in the works of that and they never really recovered from that. All of Sri Lanka's returning bowlers picked up wickets as the top-order failed to rotate strike and continued to go for big hits. In the end, despite a valiant effort from Swapnil Patel, they fell well short and they will have to do it all over again tomorrow when they face Bangladesh in their second match.
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19.6 Mathews to Raza, 1 run, another length ball but hit straight to the fielder at cover and Sri Lanka have won by 14 runs.
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16 needed of the last ball.
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19.5 Mathews to Raza, 2 runs, slapped down to long on for a couple.
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18 needed off last two balls.
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19.4 Mathews to Qadeer, 1 bye, swing and a miss but they sneak a bye.
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19.3 Mathews to Raza, 1 run, in the slot but hits it straight to cover and the game is gone now.
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Mathews now has to bowl the last four balls. 20 needed off 4 balls.
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19.3 Chameera to Qadeer, NO BALL, another full toss no ball for height and Chameera is now out of the attack. They also sneak a single.
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19.2 Chameera to Raza, 1 run, backs away and hits a full toss to sweeper cover for a single.
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19.1 Chameera to Qadeer, 1 run, yorker dug out and jammed down to long-on for a single.
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19.1 Chameera to Qadeer, NO Ball and FOUR, wide down the leg side, a full toss goes for four wides. Free-hit coming up.
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Chameera to bowl the last over. 29 runs needed but the big question is whether they will be bowled out or will they play out their innings?
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18.6 Malinga to Raza, 2 runs, slower ball and Raza guides it down to third man, where the fielder does well to prevent the boundary.
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Qadeer Ahmed comes out to bat.
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18.5 Malinga to Naveed, WICKET, length ball this time from Malinga and Naveed can only hit it up in the air and Angelo Mathews makes no mistake at cover. Malinga now has four wickets.
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18.4 Malinga to Naveed, no run, another yorker, this time slightly wider and the batsman swings and misses.
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Will Malinga make it six out of six?
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18.3 Malinga to Naveed, no run, yorker no.3 on target and Naveed hits it back into his own body.
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18.2 Malinga to Naveed, 2 runs, Another brilliant yorker but Naveed picks up a couple and is back on strike.
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18.1 Malinga to Raza, 1 run, brilliant wide yorker from Malinga and Raza can only pick up a single.
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18.1 Malinga to Raza, NO BALL, Free-hit, full toss down leg side. Can UAE take advantage of this?
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Malinga to bowl the penultimate over.
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17.6 Kulasekara to Raza, no run, well-directed yorker is dug out by Raza, who manages to get it to long-on.
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17.5 Kulasekara to Naveed, 1 run, full toss and Naveed finds the fielder at cover.