Bangladesh defeated UAE in the third Asia Cup game by 51 runs. Batting first bangladesh made 133 and UAE were all out for just 82 runs. Bangladesh will play Sri Lanka on Sunday in their third Asia Cup game.
Bangladesh defeated United Arab Emirates in the third Asia Cup game on Friday night and kept their chances of qualifying for the final in shape. UAE Won the toss and asked Bangladesh to bat first where Mohammad Mithun (47) and Mahmudullah (36) knocks guided Bangladesh to a modest 133 runs. UAE never looked in control of their chase and lost wickets frequenty and in the end bundled out for just 82 runs
Bangladesh are set to take on UAE in the third Asia Cup game on Friday night, 26th February 2016. Its massive game for both sides as they are coming into this game on the back of their respective losses in their opening matches. Bangladesh were humbled by India in the first game while Sri Lanka won a close contest against UAE on Thursday night.
Bangladesh vs United Arab Emirates
Asia Cup 2016 – Match 3
Date & time: Friday, 26th February 2016 – 19:30 local / 13:30 uk time
Channel: StarSports (india), TenSports & PTV Sports (Pakistan), YuppTV.com (online live)
Bangladesh will be disappointed after their loss against India but they do have enough in their locker specially playing home to get back on track against UAE. It won’t be easy though if we consider recent form of both teams. Bangladesh has lost three back to back T20s while UAE won three consecutive matches in Asia Cup qualifying and ran Sri Lanka close in their opening encounter.
We can expect a few changes from both camps. Specially Bangaldesh who are likely to dropp Imrul Kayes and Nurul Hasan or Nasir Hossain are expected to start for Bangladesh. UAE might keep the playing XI same which took the field against Sri Lanka. As far as the pitch is conerned at Shere Bangla stadium, it has played well in the first two games with assistance from both paces and spinners but if batsman can negotiate the early movement of the ball they can get in and score big.
What to expect ? Bangaldesh must win this game to keep their chances of qualifying for the final alive. A defeat here will surely end either sides chance to qualify for the final. Bangladesh crowd will be hoping that their team turn up and put some good display as they move closer to the Twenty20 world cup in india.