T20 World Cup Highlights, Netherlands vs Sri Lanka: On Thursday at Simons Stadium in Geelong, Sri Lanka defeated the Netherlands by 16 runs despite an unbeaten 71 from Max O’Dowd. Sri Lanka’s victory in this match marked their advancement to the T20 World Cup’s Super 12s as the first team from Group A.
Netherlands’ chances of reaching 163 runs were preserved by O’Dowd’s knock, but he received little help from his teammates. A total of three wickets were taken by Wanindu Hasaranga and two by Maheesh Theekshana. Early on, Sri Lanka reached 162 for six thanks to Kusal Mendis’s blistering effort of 79 runs. Bas de Leede and Paul van Meekeren took two wickets for the Netherlands.
After losing badly to Namibia, the UAE got back on its feet with a decisive win. Sri Lanka needed to win, and they did so after a hard fight. Kusal Mendis batted well, which helped Sri Lanka get a good score. The bowlers got off to a great start because they were rolling. They continued to lose wickets at regular times. The slow pitch was perfect for spinners.
Wanindu Hasaranga and Maheesh Theekshana both got out for five runs. But Lahiru Kumara kept his cool and got his team home after the other team gave up 16 runs in the last over, keeping the Netherlands’ hopes alive.
Sri Lanka has moved on to the next round. There were a lot of signs that it would be easy for Sri Lanka, but Max O’Dowd kept the hopes alive until he died. He couldn’t find them all alone because there were too many. For more details (predictions, highlights, livescore) stay connected with The Australia Time.
Netherlands vs Sri Lanka
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