Asia Cup T20: India post emphatic win over UAE

Asia Cup T20: India post emphatic win over UAE


Tournament favorite India maintained their all-winning record to finish top of the table with an emphatic nine wickets victory over United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the 9th match of Micromax Asia Cup T20 held on Thursday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur.Chasing a winning target of 82 runs set by UAE, India hardly had to toil as they easily reached home in 10.1 overs for the loss of one wicket.After the departure of opener Rohit Sharman, Yuvraj Singh and Shikhar Dhawan took India home at ease to remain unbeaten on 25 and 16 runs respectively.

Rohit scored a well-made 39 runs off 28 balls laced with seven boundaries and one over boundary.Qadeer Ahmed of UAE too one wicket conceding 23 runs.Rohit Sharma of India was named the player of the match Earlier, India bowlers restricted United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a small total of 91 for 9 in 20, after they opted to bat first.Batting first after winning the toss, UAE faced early batting jolt losing quick wickets and it eventually continued till the end of innings. Due to wicket fall in regular intervals neither any UAE batsman failed to build any effective partnership in the face of tight bowling attack by the Indian bowers.Middle order batsman Shaiman Anwar (43) and opener Rohan Mustafa (11) were the only two batsmen who able to reach the double figure.Bhuvneshwar Kumar proved most economical as he picked up two wickets conceding only 8 runs.Friday’s match: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka (7.30 pm).(BSS)


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