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Dushmantha Chameera’s heroics not enough to save Dubai Capitals from ILT20 defeat to Sharjah Warriors

DUBAI: The Dubai Capitals’ bowler Dushmantha Chameera picked up four wickets in the DP World ILT20 clash against the Sharjah Warriors, but it was not enough to counter the batting prowess of Johnson Charles, who helped his team chase down the target of 170 in a closely fought encounter at Dubai International Stadium on Monday.

Speaking after the match, the Sri Lankan bowler said: “Johnson Charles is an attacking player. We made the mistake of bowling length balls, which he put away to the boundary. There was a little bit of dew on the pitch after the 10th over and that definitely hurt us.”

This did not stop Chameera from shining with the ball, also taking the wicket of Charles, who scored 93 off 51. Despite the loss, the Dubai Capitals’ bowler was optimistic about other aspects of his team’s performance.

“This is a disappointing result considering that we did well with the bat and on the field. We could’ve defended 170 runs,” added the right-armer.

Chameera also added that sharing the dressing room and taking the field under the leadership of David Warner was an enlightening experience.

“It is a very good experience sharing the dressing room with players like David Warner. He has played in all the major leagues around the world, so it’s a good experience for me. All the senior players have a lot of experience so I am enjoying my time with this team,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Capitals will host the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders in their next clash on Thursday, Jan. 25.

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