T20 World Cup 2022: Sri Lanka, who lost the first match in the T20 World Cup qualifier round, made a strong comeback. Sri Lanka defeated UAE by a huge margin of 79 runs in their second match played on Tuesday. Batting first after losing the toss, Sri Lanka scored 152 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 8 wickets. In response, UAE were all out after scoring 73 runs in 17.1 overs and could not even play the full 20 overs.
Pathum Nishanka scored 74 runs for Sri Lanka. Apart from this, 33 runs came off the bat of Dhananjay de Silva. In response to this target, the UAE fell apart like a pack of cards. UAE scored 52 runs in 13.5 overs for the loss of 8 wickets.
Chamira and Hasranga took 3-3 wickets
For UAE, 8 batsmen could not even touch the double figure. Dushmantha Chamira has taken three wickets. At the same time, Hasranga also has 3 wickets to his name. Mahesh Teekshana has also taken 2 wickets in his name.
— Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) October 18, 2022
Karthik Meiyappan scored the first hat-trick of the World Cup in the match
During Sri Lanka’s innings in this match, UAE’s Indian-origin spinner Karthik Meiyappan did wonders. He scored the first hat-trick in his career and this World Cup. He achieved this feat on the fourth, fifth and sixth balls of the 15th over of the Sri Lankan innings. During this, he first victimized Bhanuka Rajapakse, Charith Asalanka and then Dasun Shanaka. This is the fifth hat-trick in the Over All T20 World Cup.
A superb hat-trick from Karthik Meiyappan.
Check out the final wicket of Dasun Shanaka, that Meiyappan called his best of the three ️
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