United Arab Emirate (UAE) faced a big defeat from Sri Lanka in the first round of the T20 World Cup tournament in Geelong on Tuesday. Sri Lanka secured a 79-run win against UAE.
Sri Lanka batted first and scored 152 for 8 in 20 overs. In reply, UAE struggled to manage a total of 73 by losing all wickets in 17.1 overs.
A brilliant knock came from Sri Lankan batter Pathum Nissanka. He scored 74 of 60 balls. On the other hand, no player from UAE side could reach to 20. The batters of UAE suffered while batting.
In the first 6 overs of powerplay, UAE managed to score only 23 by losing four wickets. Losing early wickets, the team was in a fix. They could not play big shots and finished their innings at 73.
Sri Lankan bowlers were very disciplined and consistent to take wickets.
Pathum Nissanka became the player of the match for his extraordinary batting performance.