Sri Lanka defeated UAE in the Asia Cup second game by 14 runs, UAE won the toss and elected to field first which turned out to be a superb decision as they restrict Sri Lanka to just 129 runs. But UAE failed to chase down the modest target as the kept losing wickets at regular intervals.
UAE would be disappointed after they let Sri Lanka off the hook in what was a great performance by UAE. Sri Lanka failed to put up a decent target on the board but their bowlers had UAE in the trouble early on specially Malinga who took 4 wickets to help Sri Lanka win against UAE>
Sri Lana vs United Arab Emirates
Asia Cup 2016 – Match#2
Date & Time: Thursday, 25 February 2016 – 19:30 local / 13:30 uk time
Channels: StarSports (India), Yupptv.com (online stream in UK, USA, Canada, Europe)
This is a important game for Sri Lanka who will be looking to turn things around after getting beaten against India in the three match T20 series earlier in the month.
Match Preview: Sri Lanka are coming into this Asia Cup on the back of a 2-1 defeat against India in the Twenty20 series. They started strongly in the first t20 but Indian over-powered a very inexperienced Sri Lanka side in the remaining two matches. Having said that the team which will take the field on Thursday against UAE will feature some of the senior players back in the side with the likes of Captain Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Rangana Herath and Nuwan Kulasekara who all missed the three match indian series.
UAE on the other hand surprised many by winning all three of their qualifying games against Afghanistan, Oman and Hong Kong. But now the real test begins but considering its a T20 format they have a superb chance of putting Sri Lanka under pressure. Although if we go with the world cup history, Sri Lanka do tend to punish the associate teams and with some of the big boys back in the lineup Sri Lanka might make it another no-contest.