Sri Lanka vs Netherlands ICC T20 World Cup: Sri Lanka won the match by 16 runs and is ranked first in Group A. Two days after heading to the top of the Social Opportunity A table, the Netherlands are currently vulnerable to their potential opportunities against the UAE as Sri Lanka beat them by 16 runs. Coming to Super 12 on Thursday. Kusal Mendis’s knock of 79 runs off 44 balls produced a winning complete arrangement as the bowlers put together a good show to cover Netherlands’ interest.
Unfortunately, the Netherlands has slipped to second place with an NRR of 0.162. For Sri Lanka to have all the necessary qualities for a Super 12, they need the United Arab Emirates to beat Namibia in the afternoon contraption.
Let’s know how the Netherlands got off to a tough start with the bowling.
Captain Scott Edwards’ side is running through the first and most crucial phase of the game in this World Cup – at a run rate of just 5.33 in the Powerplays. He achieved the same old feat on the day when his rivals Sri Lanka decided to bat first.
With grip and turn on a real surface in Geelong, Edwards bowled his two left-arm spinners – Tom Pringle and Roolof van der Merwe – on the opening pair on Sri Lanka’s right side and received them. The sixth took a 14-run over, with the underlying six of the innings, to push Sri Lanka to 36/0 in every 6 overs.
The tall and tied pacer bowled over 140ks, hitting Nissanka with some short balls inserted into his body to make the hitter bob. Van Meeckeren followed with a pin-point yorker at 146 kmph on the groundwork of the off-stump, which Nissenka could not reach.
Off the side ball, one-drop player Dhananjay de Silva gets a full and inswinging transport that hits him on the front pad. Marais Erasmus responded in concurrence to the Netherlands’ attraction for LBW and Dhananjaya opted against reviewing it. Replays showed him with a deep sense of humiliation that the ball would have missed the leg stump.
How were Sri Lankan players Mendis, and Aslanka, helping to bring back the team,
At one point, the third wicket pair took Sri Lanka from a disappointing 60/2 in 10 overs to 96/2 in 14 as the Netherlands slightly took their foot off the paddle in the middle overs. took. Aslanka expected a large part in raising Sri Lanka’s scoring rate, scoring 21 runs in 16 balls in these four overs. Also Read: India will not go Pakistan in Asia Cup 2023 – ACC President Jay Shah.
Mendis scored 15 off 8 to propel SL forward. His form makes a huge impact on the team, in a ground where hitting the wicket for a boundary is more straightforward, Fred Klaasen missed the notification. He bowled two short deliveries to Mendis and was sent proper over the wall of square leg for two sixes in the nineteenth over. It gave Sri Lanka a really important campaign as they scored 24 runs in the last two overs. Mendis nearly dropped his bat for 79 off 44, helping the team recover in the final part. 50 of these runs came from fours and sixes.
Netherlands bowler Bass de Leede’s impressive bowling performance broke Sri Lanka’s partnership.
Bass de Leede is the medium-pace bowler from the Netherlands who, with his astonishing pace, broke risky partnerships twice in the Sri Lankan innings. Despite this, he forced Aslanka to work hard for 31 off 30 balls and sometime later dismissed Bhanuka Aslanka, who hit a low full toss at long-on safeguard and fell for 19 for 13.
How did the Netherlands batsmen come to chase this total and where did they do it?
The Netherlands must have lamented in the innings break that they gave 15-20 runs more than they should have gotten after the start. To give a boost to what is happening, Sri Lanka quickly grabbed the money with the ball, and denied basic runs in the powerplay. Mahesh Dikshana and Lahiru Kumara – Dushmantha Chameera’s replacement – hit the perfect timing to leave the Netherlands with a power play score from their opponents – 2 for 40.
Wanindu Hasaranga’s spell began soon after this period as he struck in his originally intended work, but the Netherlands also reached the halfway stage with a score relative to Sri Lanka – 63/3 – and scoring heavily in the final section. Was expected.
Based on conventional wickets, who kept fixing them back despite opener Max O’Dowd facing the farthest edge? The Netherlands made 72 for 3 in the twelfth over and made 105 for 6 in the sixteenth over. Hasaranga then, at that point, took the game out of the Netherlands’ hold with a double wicket, where he caught Tim van der Guggen with a googly, and Fred Klaasen was removed with a ball that was kept low.
They were reduced to 109 for 8 in the seventeenth over. As a result of O’Dowd’s adaptability. With the asking rate exceeding 10, he developed strikes, liked to play the big thing and narrow the bet too far, and was fined 50 years along the way. It looked like the game had been won for Sri Lanka when Paul van Meeckeren was run out, yet an injured Roolof van der Merwe left to bat on 11.
Sri Lanka vs Netherlands, Brief Scores: Sri Lanka 162/6 in 20 overs (Kusal Mendis 79, Charith Asalanka 31; Paul van Meekeren 2-25) beat Netherlands 146/9 in 20 overs (Max O’Dowd 71*; Wanindu Hasaranga 3-28) by 16 runs.