Highest Impact Player of the match
Dinesh Chandimal (7.06)
Highest Impact Batsman
Dinesh Chandimal (5.85)
Highest Impact Bowler
Nuwan Kulasekara (5.64)
Highest Impact Player (UAE)
Swapnil Patil (4.75)
Nuwan Kulasekara (1.76)
Dinesh Chandimal (0.99)
Sri Lanka’s bowling was the key to their defence as they thwarted UAE’s challenge to win by 14 runs at Dhaka on Thursday (25 Feb).
Dinesh Chandimal, however, edged Kulasekara and Malinga to finish as the highest impact player of the match even though Malinga was given the Man of the Match award. His 39-ball-50 (high
Nuwan Kulasekara was the highest impact bowler for his three wickets (all top/middle order) in a highly restrictive spell (high
Swapnil Patil finished as UAE’s highest impact player for his fighting 37, scored under pressure. The smidgeon of resistance he offered with the bat had Partnership Building Impact. He had also, earlier, claimed a catch to effect a Sri Lankan wicket.
Seven players from both teams registered an impact of at least one, but the combined performances of Chandimal and Kulasekara were far higher than UAE’s best efforts.