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ICC T20 World Cup 2022: Sri Lanka Beat United Arab Emirates Despite Karthik Meiyappan Hat-Trick

Surprised by Namibia in their tournament opener, Sri Lanka made a strong comeback in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, thrashing UAE by a massive 79 runs to better their net run rate, which got a beating in the first match. Opener Pathum Nissanka hit a 60-ball 74 with the help of six boundaries and two hits over the fence to take Sri Lanka to 152 for 8. It was a yet again an unimpressive batting display from Sri Lanka, as besides Nissanka, Dhananjaya de Silva (33) and Kusal Mendis (18) were the only two batters to register double digit scores. Asked to bat, Sri Lanka were cruising at one stage at 92 for 2 before leg-spinner Karthik Meiyappan (3/19) claimed a hat-trick in the 15th over, dismissing Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka and Dasun Shanaka as the Islanders slumped to 117 for 5.

ICC T20 World Cup 2022: Sri Lanka vs UAE
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Surprised by Namibia in their tournament opener, Sri Lanka made a strong comeback in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, thrashing UAE by a massive 79 runs to better their net run rate, which got a beating in the first match. Opener Pathum Nissanka hit a 60-ball 74 with the help of six boundaries and two hits over the fence to take Sri Lanka to 152 for 8. It was a yet again an unimpressive batting display from Sri Lanka, as besides Nissanka, Dhananjaya de Silva (33) and Kusal Mendis (18) were the only two batters to register double digit scores. Asked to bat, Sri Lanka were cruising at one stage at 92 for 2 before leg-spinner Karthik Meiyappan (3/19) claimed a hat-trick in the 15th over, dismissing Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka and Dasun Shanaka as the Islanders slumped to 117 for 5.

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