New Delhi: T20 World Cup has started in Australia. Action is on in the field. The best cricket is being seen in the qualifier round itself. Sri Lanka, who lost the first match in the T20 World Cup qualifier round, made a strong comeback. In their second match played on Tuesday, they defeated UAE by a huge margin of 79 runs.
Junaid Siddiqui’s Long Heat
The UAE may have lost the match, but some players have impressed. Junaid Siddiqui has hit the biggest six of the T20 World Cup 2022 so far. Junaid Siddiqui hit a six of 109 meters. A full ball from Chamira, Junaid clears his front foot and hits a six of 109 meters over deep mid-wicket. The ball fell on the ceiling.
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.
First hat-trick of world cup
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.