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ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier Sri Lanka vs Netherlands: Sri Lanka Won The Match By 16 Runs

After losing the first match in the T20 World Cup qualifiers, Sri Lanka made a great comeback. They beat the Netherlands by 16 runs. With this win, the hopes of the 2014 champion Sri Lankan team entering the Super-12 have increased. Sri Lanka has won two matches in three matches and has two points in their account. The Netherlands also has two points with two wins and one loss.

Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 162 runs on Thursday. Kusal Mendis played a half-century for him. Charit Aslanka scored 31 and Bhanuka Rajapakse scored 19 runs. Meerken and Leid got two wickets each, while Klaasen-Guggen got one wicket each.

In retaliation, the Netherlands team could only score 146 runs for nine wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. On his behalf, opener Max O’Dowd fought the fort alone. He scored 71 runs. The rest of the batsmen could not do much. Wanindu Hasranga got three wickets. Mahesh Teekshana got two wickets. Lahiru Kumara and Binura Fernande got one wicket each.

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Sri Lanka vs Netherlands: Sri Lanka won the match like this

Top-middle order scored
Playing first, the Sri Lankan openers started off well. The team scored 36 runs without losing a wicket. Opener Kusal Mendis scored 79 runs. In the middle order, Charit Aslanka made 31 and Bhanuka Rajapaksa added 19 runs.

Bowlers shine too

Sri Lankan bowlers have also done well. He kept on dropping the wickets of the Netherlands at regular intervals.

Now see the playing XI of both teams…

Sri Lanka: Pathum Nisanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charit Aslanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Vanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara, Mahesh Teekshana, Binura Fernande.

Netherlands: Max O’Dowd, Vikramjit Singh, Bass de Leed, Tom Cooper, Colin Ackermann, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Tim Pringle, Roolof van der Merwe, Tim van der Guggen, Fred Klaasen and Paul van Meeckeren.

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