Meiyappan, 22, removed the trio in the 15th over at Geelong’s Kardinia Park to send Sri Lanka reeling, with the former champions eventually managing a total of 152-8.
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Later, Dushmantha Chameera led Sri Lanka’s fiery fast bowling display against the UAE with three wickets in the T20 World Cup in Geelong as the former champions got their campaign back on track with a comprehensive 79-run win.
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Rajapaksa was first to leave, reaching out to Kashif Daud at deep cover, before Asalanka was caught behind by wicketkeeper Vriitya Aravind.
Shanaka was then clean bowled by Meiyappan to complete the first hat-trick of the tournament. Meiyappan finished with figures of 3-19 from four overs.