Sri Lanka v UAE at Lahore Asia Cup Cricket 2008


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SL v UAE, Asia Cup 2008: Mendis spins Lanka to win against UAE

Ajantha Mendis shined for Sri Lanka taking career-best figures of 5 for 22 as his team cruised to a big 142-run win over United Arab Emirates in the Asia Cup cricket tournament at the Gaddafi stadium at Lahore.
Mendis spun out UAE for 148 in 36.3 overs with the minnows losing their last six wickets for only 15 runs. Sri Lanka had set a target of 291 for the UAE team after electing to bat first with Mahela Jayawardene (61) and opener Mahela Udawatte (67) sharing a second-wicket stand of 114 runs after opener Kumar Sangakkara fell for a first over duck to Zahid Shah.
Shah finished with 3 for 49 while Mohammad Tauqir and Fahad Alhashmi, both UAE locals, took two wickets each. UAE made a good start through wicketkeeper opener, Amjad Ali who hails from Lahore.
Ali smashed 77 from 79 balls with 12 fours to give UAE a solid start of 95 for one. He eventually fell to part-time offie Tillakratne Dilshan, which triggered a batting collapse. Mendis sent down only 6.3 overs to take his flattering figures that exposed the inexperience of the UAE team at the top level.
The Sri Lanka total underwent several hiccups after the first over dismissal of Kumar Sangakkara for a duck before Udawatte and Jayawardene made fifties in a second wicket stand of 114 from 82 balls. But from the strong position of 114 for one they lost wickets regularly to slip to 180 for 5 and eventually 209 for 7 before some fine rearguard action by Kaushal Weeraratne (40) and Nuwan Kulasekera (37) took them to a total that was beyond the inexperienced emirates side.
For the UAE outfit playing in their second Asia Cup, their local player, Fahad Alhashmi took two wickets while nother local Mohammad Tauqir in his fourth game also bowled well.
SL v UAE, Asia Cup 2008: Sri Lanka 290 for 9 (50.0 overs) beat UAE 148 all out (36.3 overs) by 142 runs

Sri Lanka v UAE at Lahore

Score Card

Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat
290 for 9 (50.0 overs)
148 all out (36.3 overs)

Sri Lanka Innings - Close
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Sangakkara lbw b Shah
0
6 0 0
Udawatte c Tauqir b Alhashmi
67
74 6 0
M Jayawardene run out
 
61
43 9 0
Kapugedera c Amjad b Tauqir
11
7 2 0
Silva c Batu'chi b Tauqir
6
9 0 0
Dilshan c Amjad b Alhashmi
24
30 1 0
Weeraratne c Batu'chi b Saqib
40
54 2 0
Thushara c Amjad b Shah
10
15 1 0
Kulasekara c Khuram b Shah
37
51 0 0
Mendis not out
 
15
11 1 0
D Fernando not out
 
0
0 0 0
Extras
 
11w 1b 7lb 19
 
Total
 
for 9 290 (50.0 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Shah 10.0 1 49 3
Alhashmi 5.0 0 39 2
Ali 2.0 0 22 0
Saqib 7.0 0 44 1
Tauqir 10.0 0 47 2
Khuram 10.0 0 55 0
Arshad 6.0 0 26 0
Fall of wicket
 
0 Sangakkara
114 M Jayawardene
131 Kapugedera
142 Silva
180 Udawatte
189 Dilshan
209 Thushara
262 Weeraratne
286 Kulasekara

United Arab Emirates Innings - All out
 
 
Runs
Balls
4s
6s
Amjad c Weeraratne b Dilshan
77
79 12 0
Arshad run out
 
6
10 0 0
Batu'chi c Sangakkara b Thushara
14
46 0 0
Saqib lbw b Mendis
19
32 1 0
Khuram c Sangakkara b Thushara
2
7 0 0
Tauqir lbw b D Fernando
9
15 2 0
Fernandes st Sangakkara b Mendis
5
13 0 0
Shukri c M Jayawardene b Mendis
1
3 0 0
Shah not out
 
6
11 1 0
Alhashmi lbw b Mendis
0
3 0 0
Ali lbw b Mendis
0
2 0 0
Extras
 
2nb 5w 1b 1lb 9
 
Total
 
all out 148 (36.3 ovs)

Bowler
O
M
R
W
Kulasekara 5.0 2 25 0
Weeraratne 4.0 1 23 0
D Fernando 7.0 0 40 1
Mendis 6.3 1 22 5
Dilshan 7.0 2 14 1
Thushara 7.0 0 22 2
Fall of wicket
 
25 Arshad
95 Batu'chi
107 Amjad
114 Khuram
133 Tauqir
139 Saqib
141 Shukri
142 Fernandes
148 Alhashmi
148 Ali

Umpires: I J Gould, S J A Taufel
Sri Lanka: Udawatte, Sangakkara, M Jayawardene, Silva, Dilshan, Kapugedera, Thushara, Kulasekara, Mendis, Weeraratne, D Fernando
United Arab Emirates: Amjad, Arshad, Shukri, Fernandes, Batu'chi, Khuram, Saqib, Tauqir, Ali, Shah, Alhashmi

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.