SL beat NED by 8 wickets
Man of the Match - Lahiru Kumara
10.0/20 Ovrs
7.1/20 Ovrs
ICC World Twenty20, 2021 |Match 12 |10/22/2021
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
  • Right then, we are done with the qualifying stage and Sri Lanka, Namibia, Scotland and Bangladesh have crossed the first hurdle. From Saturday, 23rd October 2021, the Super 12 stage is all set to begin. There are a couple of games coming your way - Australia vs South Africa at 2 pm local (10 am GMT) followed by the clash between England and West Indies at 6 pm local (2 pm GMT). We look forward to your company for all the action. Cheers!
  • Dasun Shanaka, the victorious captain of Sri Lanka, says that the bowlers were executing really well and it was a very good performance. Adds that they have a very good bowling side and with him there, they've the sixth bowling option as well. Shares that they read the conditions really well and will know the advantages and disadvantages heading into the next stage.
  • Pieter Seelaar, the captain of Netherlands, says that Sri Lanka just outplayed them and the whole group. Shares that they have the South Africa and Afghanistan series coming up and they will have to go to the drawing board and work on the mistakes. Tells that they didn't nail it in this tournament and Sri Lanka bowled with a lot of heat this evening. Talking about the run out of Max O'Dowd, Seelaar says that when your best batsman gets run out in the first over then that sums up your sorry campaign. 
  • LAHIRU KUMARA (3-1-7-3) IS THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH! Says that he is very happy with the performance and credits Chaminda Vaas for all the hard work he has done with the bowlers. Tells that it is all about confidence and they are looking forward to the Super 12.
  • Presentation time... Let's see who gets the Man of the Match award. Lahiru Kumara, Wanindu Hasaranga and Maheesh Theekshana were brilliant with the ball and it's going to be a close call. 
  • The Dutch team was steamrolled in this match. Their batting looked clueless against some quality spin and pace bowling on offer and surrendered meekly. An evening to forget for them, in fact, a tournament to forget for them. They lost all their games and never clicked as a team. Many expected them to present a good fight because of the kind of utility players they possess in their ranks but they all were disappointing. Plenty of work is needed to be done if they want to take the next step into the big league. 
  • Sri Lanka have decimated the Netherlands to storm into the next round of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021. It was a match thoroughly dominated by their bowlers as they bundled out the Dutch team for just 44 - the second-lowest total in T20 World Cup history. After that, it was a mere formality and Sri Lanka romped home in 7.1 overs. Kusal Perera remained unbeaten on 33 and Sri Lanka will be pleased that he struck some form before the main tournament.
  • 7.1
    Fred Klaassen to Avishka Fernando, Short in length, on middle, Avishka Fernando nudges it to square leg and takes a single. SRI LANKA WIN BY 8 WICKETS!
  • END OF OVER 7 | 5 Runs & 0 Wkt | SL 44/2
  • 6.6
    Brandon Glover to Kusal Perera, A length ball, on the pads. Kusal Perera clips it to deep backward square leg and takes an easy couple. Scores level.
  • 6.5
    Brandon Glover to Kusal Perera, Now serves it on the pads. Kusal Perera flicks it to square leg. 
  • 6.4
    Brandon Glover to Kusal Perera, Nicely driven but for a dot! A length ball, on off. Kusal Perera drives it to covers.
  • 6.3
    Brandon Glover to Avishka Fernando, On a length, on off. Avishka Fernando taps it to point and scampers across for a quick single.
  • 6.3
    Brandon Glover to Avishka Fernando, WIDE! Too short and wide outside off. Avishka Fernando leaves it alone. 
  • 6.2
    Brandon Glover to Avishka Fernando, This was on a length and outside off. Avishka Fernando watches it pass by to the keeper.
  • 6.1
    Brandon Glover to Avishka Fernando, A full ball, on middle, flicked to mid-wicket.
  • Brandon Glover pulls out before delivering the ball. Not quite sure what was the issue. 
  • 6.1
    Brandon Glover to Avishka Fernando, WIDE! Serves a length ball, way outside off. Fernando leaves it alone. Wided.
  • END OF OVER 6 | 13 Runs & 1 Wkt | SL 39/2
  • 5.6
    Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Perera, FOUR! Just a maximum away now! Short again, wide outside off. Kusal Perera slaps this through extra covers for another boundary. Good outing here for Kusal Perera. This short knock will give him a lot of confidence.
  • 5.5
    Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Perera, FOUR! Kusal Perera gets a boundary! Short and around off, Kusal Perera stays deep in his crease and pulls this hard towards mid-wicket for a boundary. Just 10 needed now.
  • Avishka Fernando is the new batsman in.
  • 5.4
    Paul van Meekeren to Charith Asalanka, OUT! Charith Asalanka departs! Shorter length, on off. Charith Asalanka looks to pull but completely miscues it. The ball goes high in the air towards mid on and Fred Klaassen there takes a fine catch.
  • 5.3
    Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Perera, Back of a length, on off, Kusal Perera pushes it off the back foot to mid off. Gets a quick single.
  • 5.2
    Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Perera, FOUR! Smashed! Short and wide and Kusal Perera slaps it over covers for a boundary.