Sri Lanka thrash UAE

Sri Lanka thrash UAE Unorthodox spinner Ajantha Mendis took a career-best 5-22 to help Sri Lanka overcome a fighting United Arab Emirates by 142 runs in the final Group A match played at the Gaddafi Stadium at Lahore on Thursday.

Mendis triggered a collapse in the UAE batting ranks as the qualifiers lost 8 wickets for 41 runs to slump from a threatening 107-2 to be bowled out for 148 in 36.3 overs chasing Sri Lanka’s 290-9.

For the UAE left-handed opener Amjad Ali top scored with a brilliant 79-ball 77 but once the Lahore-born batsman fell, wickets tumbled like nine pins with Mendis running through the middle and lower order with his beguiling action.

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