T20 World Cup SL vs UAE: The hopes of Sri Lanka remain intact. UAE is out of the hunt for Super 12. After the defeat in the first match, the Sri Lankan team made a strong comeback on Tuesday. Sri Lanka won the do-or-die match against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by 79 runs to keep their hopes of a place in the Super 12 match of the ICC T20 World Cup alive.
This is Sri Lanka’s first win in two matches. However, to reach the next round, they will have to face the Netherlands in the last and third matches of the group on Thursday and will have to win this match as well. After losing the same two matches in a row, the UAE team has been out of the Super 12 race. The team will now play its last match against Namibia. UAE won the toss and decided to bowl first. Sri Lanka scored 152 runs for 8 wickets. In reply, the UAE team was reduced to just 73 runs in 17.1 overs.
Hero of victory: Nissanka hits seventh half-century
The hero of the Sri Lankan team’s victory was the opener Pathum Nissanka who scored the seventh half-century of his T20 career. To open the innings, Nissanka played a match-winning inning of 74 runs in 60 balls. Man of the match, Nissanka hit 6 fours and 2 sixes in his innings.
Karthik becomes the first UAE bowler to take a hat-trick
UAE spinner Karthik Meiyappan scored a hat-trick against Sri Lanka but his hard work was in vain. He is the first bowler to take a hat-trick in T20 Internationals. This is the first hat trick in the T20 World Cup 2022 and the fifth hat trick in the history of the tournament.
Karthik became the fifth bowler to take a hat-trick in the World Cup: Karthik Meiyappan was born on 8 October 2000 in Tamil Nadu. But in 2012 his family shifted to UAE. Karthik took the wicket of the fourth, fifth, and sixth balls of the 15th over of the innings against Sri Lanka.
Namibia was defeated by 5 wickets
ICC t20 World Cup: Namibia was defeated by 5 wickets with 3 balls remaining in the Round One Group A match, Netherlands avenged its defeat in the 2021 World Cup
The Netherlands team won the second match in a row. The Netherlands, which came close to making it to the Super 12, continued its amazing performance and registered a second consecutive win in Group A of the ICC T20 World Cup. With this win, the Netherlands team has come close to making it to the super-12. In the match played on Tuesday, the Netherlands defeated Namibia by 5 wickets.
However, Namibia made a big difference in their first match by defeating former champions, Sri Lanka. But the team failed to perform well against the Netherlands.
Hero of Victory: Leede’s all-round game
Bas de Leede of the Netherlands performed well with the ball and the bat. Leede, who became the man of the match, played an innings of 30 not out in 30 balls. After this, he took two wickets giving 18 runs in 3 overs during the bowling. Leede also took two catches in the match.
Achieved goal for the second time: Namibia won the toss and elected to bat and could score only 121 runs for six wickets. The Netherlands won the match by scoring 122 for 5 in 19.3 overs. The special thing is that the team chased the target for the second time in a row.
Top batsmen showed the way to victory: The top three batsmen of the Netherlands, who came to chase the target, showed a good game. The opening pair of Max O’Dowd and Vikramjit Singh added 59 runs for the first wicket in 8.2 overs. Vikramjeet scored 39 runs in 31 balls with three fours and two sixes. Dowd scored 35 runs in 35 balls.