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Sri Lanka sign off with a thumping win over Netherlands

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024

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ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024

Sri Lanka ended their campaign at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 on a positive note as they beat Netherlands by 83 runs in their final game of the tournament at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in St Lucia.

Netherlands Skipper Scott Edwards won the toss and asked Sri Lanka to bat first. Sri Lanka had made no changes to their playing XI from previous game.

Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (w), Kamindu Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Maheesh Theekshana, Nuwan Thushara, Matheesha Pathirana

Netherlands (Playing XI): Michael Levitt, Max ODowd, Vikramjit Singh, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Scott Edwards (w/c), Bas de Leede, Logan van Beek, Tim Pringle, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren, Vivian Kingma

Sri Lanka faced early setback, losing their opening batter Nissanka for a duck in the second ball of the match. Kusal Mendis and Kamindu Mendis then rescued the innings, adding a 39-run stand for the second wicket.

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Kusal and De Silva also stitched together another crucial partnership – 45 runs for the third wicket. The turbo boost came in the last 5 overs of the innings for Sri Lanka as they managed to send the bowlers on a leather hunt, adding 77 runs in the process.

Brilliant cameos from Asalanka (46), Mathews (30*) and Hasaranga (20*) in the latter part of the innings ensured Sri Lanka went past 200-run mark giving their bowlers a big score to defend.

In reply, Netherlands opening pair Levitt and ODowd came out firing with the bat, scoring 45 runs in 4.3 overs but Sri Lankan bowlers managed to drag things back taking 2 quick wickets in the powerplay.

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Things continued to fall apart for Netherlands as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were eventually bowled out for just 118 runs.

Thushara was the pick of the bowlers for Sri Lanka as he grabbed 3 wickets for 24 runs. Hasaranga and Pathirana also bowled superbly to scalp 2 wickets each for the islanders.

Result


Netherland
118/10 (16.4)

Sri Lanka
201/6 (20)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Pathum Nissanka c Sybrand Engelbrecht b 0 2 0 0 0.00
Kusal Mendis c Sybrand Engelbrecht b Aryan Dutt 46 29 5 0 158.62
Kamindu Mendis c Logan van Beek b Paul van Meekeren 17 20 1 1 85.00
Dhananjaya de Silva c Bas de Leede b Tim Pringle 34 26 3 1 130.77
Charith Asalanka c Bas de Leede b Logan van Beek 46 21 1 2 219.05
Angelo Mathews not out 30 15 0 0 200.00
Dasun Shanaka c Scott Edwards b Logan van Beek 0 1 0 0 0.00
Wanidu Hasaranga not out 20 6 1 2 333.33


Extras 8 (b 0 , lb 0 , nb 0, w 8, pen 0)
Total 201/6 (20 Overs, RR: 10.05)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Pieter Seelaar 3 0 23 1 7.67
Aryan Dutt 3 0 23 1 7.67
Logan van Beek 4 0 45 2 11.25
Paul van Meekeren 3 0 37 1 12.33
Tim Pringle 4 0 41 1 10.25
Bas de Leede 3 0 32 0 10.67


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Pieter Seelaar st Kusal Mendis b Maheesh Theekshana 31 23 2 3 134.78
Max O’Dowd c Kamindu Mendis b Nuwan Thushara 11 8 0 1 137.50
Vikramjit Singh c Kamindu Mendis b Dasun Shanaka 7 10 0 0 70.00
Sybrand Engelbrecht c Charith Asalanka b Matheesha Pathirana 11 9 0 1 122.22
Scott Edwards c Maheesh Theekshana b Nuwan Thushara 31 24 2 1 129.17
Bas de Leede c Charith Asalanka b Wanidu Hasaranga 3 5 0 0 60.00
Logan van Beek run out (Kusal Mendis) 0 1 0 0 0.00
Tim Pringle st Kusal Mendis b Wanidu Hasaranga 2 4 0 0 50.00
Aryan Dutt b Matheesha Pathirana 10 8 1 0 125.00
Paul van Meekeren lbw b Nuwan Thushara 3 8 0 0 37.50
Vikramjit Singh not out 1 1 0 0 100.00


Extras 8 (b 0 , lb 2 , nb 1, w 5, pen 0)
Total 118/10 (16.4 Overs, RR: 7.08)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Angelo Mathews 2 0 20 0 10.00
Nuwan Thushara 3.4 0 24 3 7.06
Maheesh Theekshana 3 0 25 1 8.33
Wanidu Hasaranga 4 0 25 2 6.25
Dasun Shanaka 1 0 10 1 10.00
Matheesha Pathirana 3 0 12 2 4.00