SL vs NED, T20 WC 2024: Knocked Out Sri Lanka End Their Campaign With 83-Run Win Over Netherlands

SL vs NED, T20 WC 2024: Knocked Out Sri Lanka End Their Campaign With 83-Run Win Over Netherlands

After posting a total of 201/7 in 20 overs on the board, Sri Lanka bundled out Netherlands for 118 in 16.4 overs.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Monday, June 17, 2024, 10:23 AM IST
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Sri Lanka ended their T20 World Cup 2024 campaign with a convincing 83-run win over the Netherlands in the Group D clash at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in St, Lucia on Monday, June 17.

After posting a total of 201/7 in 20 overs on the board, Sri Lanka bundled out Netherlands for 118 in 16.4 overs. Sri Lanka displayed a collective bowling effort as Nuwan Thushara picked three wickets, while skipper Wanindu Hasaranga and Matheesha Pathirana took two scalps each.

Wanindu Hasaranga emerged as the most economical bowler as he registered the figures of 2/24 with an economy rate of

For the Netherlands, Michael Levitt led the batting at the top with an innings of 31 off 23 balls, while skipper Scot Edwards contributed in the middl-order with an innings of 31 off 24 balls. However, their effort went in vain.

After putting to bat first by Netherlands skipper Scot Edwards, Sri Lanka lost an early wicket in Pathum Nissanka for a golden duck. Then, Kusal Mendis was joined by Kamimdu Mendis at the crease and formed 39-run stand until the latter was dismissed for 17. Kusal Mendis's stay at the crease ended after he was dismissed for 46 off 30 balls at 84/3.

After Mendis's dismissal, Dhananjaya de Silva and Charith Asalanka formed a 39-run stand for the fourth wicket before the former walked back to the pavilion after getting dismissed for 34 at 123/4. Asalanka's brilliant innings of 46 off 21 balls came to an end after he was dismissed 166/5.

Thereafter, the middle-order pair Angelo Mathews and Wanindu Hasaranga unleashed their firepower and stitched an unbeaten 35-run stand for the seventh wicket to take Sri Lanka past the 200-run mark. Mathews scored 30 off 20 balls, while Hasaranga played an quickfire knock of 20 off 6 balls.

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