T20 World Cup: Sri Lanka beat UAE by 79 runs

Geelong: Sri Lanka defeated UAE by 79 runs in the sixth match of the first stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

In the match played in Geelong, UAE won the toss and decided to field first, Nissanka and Kaushal Mendes provided a 42-run opening for Sri Lanka. Taken, Disilwa was dismissed for 31, then Miyapan Karthik took a hat-trick to stop Sri Lanka’s run-scoring pace.

Nissanka scored 74 runs on behalf of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka scored 152 runs for 8 wickets. Karthik took 3 wickets and Zahoor Khan 2 wickets on behalf of UAE. UAE team Sri Lankan bowlers in pursuit of the target. looked helpless in front of and the whole team got out by scoring 73 runs. On behalf of Sri Lanka, Dushmantha Chimera and Hasaranga dismissed three players each.

Earlier, UAE lost to Netherlands in their opening match while Sri Lanka suffered an upset defeat by Namibia. Qualifying matches will be played in the first phase of the T20 World Cup, with a total of 8 matches for the tournament. The teams are divided into two groups. At the end of the first stage, 4 teams will qualify for the main round Super 12, the Super 12 round will start from October 22.

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