Sri Lanka beat Netherlands by 8 wickets in the 12th Match of the ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2021.

in r2cornell •  last month 


The 12th Group A Match of the ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2021 was played yesterday between Sri Lanka vs Netherlands at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, in which Sri Lanka defeated Netherlands by 8 wickets.

Sri Lanka won the toss and invited Netherlands to bat first, Netherlands batted first, started the inning very-very badly, entire team all-out in just 44 runs in just 10 overs, Colin Ackermann dismissed just for 11 runs in 9 balls, Scott Edwards 8 runs in 13 balls, Stephan Myburgh 5 off 5, Max ODowd 2 runs, Pieter Seelaar 2 runs, Bas de Leede, Brandon Glover, and Paul van Meekeren were dismissed without scoring, and Fred Klaassen remained unbeaten for 1 run, in this way, Netherlands batted first after losing the toss, started the inning very poorly, wickets keep falling one after another, and end of the result the entire team dismissed just for 44 runs in just 10 overs and set a target of 45 runs in front of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan bowlers performed very brilliantly, Lahiru Kumara took 3 wickets just for 7 runs, Wanindu Hasaranga took 3 wickets just for 9 runs, Maheesh Theekshana took 2 wickets just for 3 runs, and Dushmantha Chameera got 1 wicket for 13 runs.

Sri Lanka chasing 45 runs in the second inning achieved the target very easily by losing just 2 wickets in the first ball of the 8th over and won the match by 8 wickets. Sri Lanka also started the inning not very well, Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Perera came to start the inning, the first wicket has gone just for 7 runs in 1.3 over, Pathum Nissanka was dismissed without scoring, next batsman Charith Asalanka came to bat, and good strike with Kusal Perera for a while, after few moments Charith Asalanka also dismissed just for 6 runs in 10 balls as the second wicket in 5.4 overs, the team score was 31 runs, followed by Avishka Fernando came to bat, and he remains unbeaten for 2 runs in 4 balls with Kusal Perera, Kusal Perera played a brilliant unbeaten victory inning of 33 runs with the help of 6 boundaries in just 24 balls. In this way, Sri Lanka chasing 45 runs in the second inning achieved the target very easily for losing just 2 wickets in just 7.1 overs and won the match very easily by 8 wickets.

Netherlands bowlers Brandon Glover and Paul van Meekeren got 1-1 wicket.

Sri Lankan bowler Lahiru Kumara was selected best played of the match, he performed very brilliant bowling, took 3 wickets just for 7 runs in 3 overs with a maiden over.

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