Bangladesh vanquish UAE in one-sided affair

WEB DESK: Host Bangladesh vanquished United Arab Emirates (UAE) by 51 runs in the third match of Asia Cup Twenty20 at Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Dhaka.

Bangladesh had given a low target of 134 runs and it was expected that UAE might achieve this target against them unlike yesterday,when they were short of 14 runs against defending champions Sri Lanka.

But UAE lost early wickets and they were 44 runs for five wickets after 10 overs and 55 runs for the lost of eight wickets, which defines their story of pathetic batting performance.

Earlier, UAE won the toss and put Bangladesh to bat first. The host notched up 133 for eights wickets after 20 overs.

Man of the match award goes to Mahmudullah for his 36 runs with the strike rate of 100 and two wickets by giving only five runs.

The high-voltage match between arch-rivals Pakistan and India will be played tomorrow at 06:30 p.m PST.