- Sri Lanka bundle out Netherlands for 44 runs
- This is the second lowest score in T20 World Cup.
- Sri Lankan team made place in Super 12
The Sri Lankan team, which has already qualified for the Super 12s, thrashed Netherlands by eight wickets on Friday on the back of stellar performances from spinners Wanindu Hasaranga and Mahish Teekshana in their last match of the T20 World Cup.
The formality match was over within two hours. Winning the toss and bowling, Sri Lanka bowled out Netherlands for 44 in ten overs, the sixth lowest score in the history of T20 cricket. After this the Sri Lankan batsmen scored 7. The target was achieved in 1 over.
Opener Kusal Perera remained unbeaten on 33 off 24 balls. It was Sri Lanka’s third win in three matches and they finished on top of Group A with six points. Now he will face Bangladesh in the first match of Super 12 on Sunday.
The attractive spinners of this match were Hasranga and Teekshan. Hasaranga took three for nine and Teekshana took two for three. In the net of both the spinners, the Netherlands batsmen went on getting stuck one by one.
This is the second lowest score in the history of T20 World Cup. Batting first, the Netherlands cheaply lost the wicket of in-form opener Max O’Dowd (2). He was run out in the very first over on a straight throw by Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka.
After this, Tikshana sent Ben Cooper (nine) to the pavilion with a carrom ball. In the same over, he dismissed Stephen Maiberg (five) with the same ball. At this time the score of Netherlands was 20 runs for three wickets.
Hasaranga took 2 wickets in the 5th over
Leg spinner Hasaranga took two wickets in the fifth over. First he dismissed Colin Ackerman (11). After this Bass de Leede (0) was sent out lbw in the same way. Half of the Netherlands team had returned to the pavilion within 32 runs.
Lahiru Kumara took 3 wickets
Rolf van der Merwe could not even open the account while captain Peter Seelar scored only two runs. Hasranga dismissed him lbw. Right arm fast bowler Lahiru Kumara walked down the order and took three wickets for seven runs. He took all three wickets in the tenth over.
Sri Lanka got off to a bad start
Sri Lanka lost the wicket of opener Pathum Nisanka (0) in the second over chasing the target but Perera then formalized the victory. Charit Aslanka, who came in place of Dinesh Chandimal, could not take advantage of the opportunity and was dismissed after scoring six runs.