ICC World Twenty20, 2021

Sri Lanka vs Netherlands - Match 12

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Date & Time: 22 October 2021

Sri Lanka 45/2

RR: 6.28 | Sri Lanka beat Netherlands by 8 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Pathum Nissanka c Paul van Meekeren & b Brandon Gloverc Paul van Meekeren & b Brandon Glover0500
Kusal Perera not out not out 332460
Charith Asalanka c Fred Klaassen & b Paul van Meekerenc Fred Klaassen & b Paul van Meekeren61010
Avishka Fernando not out not out 2400
Wanindu Hasaranga
Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Dasun Shanaka
Chamika Karunaratne
Dushmantha Chameera
Maheesh Theekshana
Lahiru Kumara
Extras 4 (b 0, lb 1, w 3, nb 0)
Total 45 (2 Wkts, 7.1 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
7-1 (Pathum Nissanka,1.3), 31-2 (Charith Asalanka,5.4),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Fred Klaassen2.1 0 12 0 5.71
Brandon Glover3 0 12 1 4.00
Paul van Meekeren2 0 20 1 10.00
Stephan Myburgh0 0 0 0 0
Max O'Dowd0 0 0 0 0
Ben Cooper0 0 0 0 0
Colin Ackermann0 0 0 0 0
Bas de Leede0 0 0 0 0
Scott Edwards 0 0 0 0 0
Roelof van der Merwe0 0 0 0 0
Pieter Seelaar 0 0 0 0 0

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
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!
6.6
2
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
0
Brandon Glover to Kusal Perera, Now serves it on the pads. Kusal Perera flicks it to square leg. 
6.4
0
Brandon Glover to Kusal Perera, Nicely driven but for a dot! A length ball, on off. Kusal Perera drives it to covers.
6.3
1
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
0
Brandon Glover to Avishka Fernando, WIDE! Too short and wide outside off. Avishka Fernando leaves it alone. 
6.2
0
Brandon Glover to Avishka Fernando, This was on a length and outside off. Avishka Fernando watches it pass by to the keeper.
6.1
0
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
0
Brandon Glover to Avishka Fernando, WIDE! Serves a length ball, way outside off. Fernando leaves it alone. Wided.
5.6
4
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
4
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
0
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
1
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
4
Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Perera, FOUR! Smashed! Short and wide and Kusal Perera slaps it over covers for a boundary.

Paul van Meekeren comes back into the attack.

5.1
0
Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Perera, Paul van Meekeren bowls this on a length, around off, Kusal Perera hits this hard back to the bowler.

Charith Asalanka has been hit on the grill of the helmet. The physios come out to have a check on him. He seems okay now and we are set to resume. 

4.6
0
Brandon Glover to Charith Asalanka, BEATEN! A length ball, outside off. Charith Asalanka looks to play across the line but misses.
4.5
0
Brandon Glover to Charith Asalanka, Ouch! That might hurt. A short ball, on middle. Charith Asalanka looks to pull but misses it completely and gets hit on the helmet. The physio comes out for a mandatory concussion check. Charith Asalanka is smiling and seems fine to continue.
4.4
1
Brandon Glover to Kusal Perera, Back of a length, on off. Perera knocks it down to mid off for a single.
4.3
0
Brandon Glover to Kusal Perera, SWING AND A MISS! Shortish around off. Kusal Perera rocks back and looks to cut but gets cramped for room and misses it.
4.2
4
Brandon Glover to Kusal Perera, FOUR! Just helps it away! Short in length and around leg. Kusal Perera pulls it towards square leg for a boundary. 

Brandon Glover is back on. 

4.1
0
Brandon Glover to Kusal Perera, Back of a length, on leg. Kusal Perera tries to work it on the leg side but misses and gets hit on the thigh pad. 
3.6
0
Fred Klaassen to Charith Asalanka, NOT OUT! Length ball, down leg. Charith Asalanka looks to work it on the leg side but misses. Netherlands appeal for a caught behind but the umpire shakes his head. Pieter Seelaar decides to take a chance and goes for the referral. The UltraEdge finds some spike but it's off the ball brushing the thigh pad. 

Review time! Netherlands take a review for caught behind. There is a spike on the UltraEdge but it is off the pads. The on-field decision stays. 

3.5
1
Fred Klaassen to Kusal Perera, Good-length ball, on middle and leg. Kusal Perera flicks it to deep square leg for one. 
3.4
1
Fred Klaassen to Charith Asalanka, Short again, on middle. Charith Asalanka mistimes his pull this time to deep mid-wicket. The ball was in the air for some time but lands safely. The batters take a single. 
3.3
0
Fred Klaassen to Charith Asalanka, Short ball now, outside off. Charith Asalanka sways away from the line. 
3.2
0
Fred Klaassen to Charith Asalanka, Full and straight on the stumps. Charith Asalanka tucks it on the leg side for nothing. 

Change. Fred Klaassen is back into the attack.

3.1
4
Fred Klaassen to Charith Asalanka, FOUR! In the gap! Length ball, on middle. Charith Asalanka brings his bottom hand into play and flicks it to deep square leg for a boundary. 
2.6
0
Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Perera, On a length, on off. Kusal Perera stands on his toes and taps it on the off side. 
2.6
0
Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Perera, WIDE! Too short, outside off. Kusal Perera leaves it alone. Wide called for height. 
2.5
0
Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Perera, Full and wide, outside off. Kusal Perera smacks it straight to the fielder at mid off. 
2.4
4
Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Perera, FOUR! Nicely played! Fullish and around off, Kusal Perera gets behind the line and smashes it down the ground for a boundary at long off.
2.3
0
Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Perera, Short ball, on middle. Kusal Perera tries to pull but misses. 
2.2
1
Paul van Meekeren to Charith Asalanka, Full and wide outside off, Charith Asalanka smashes it hard towards cover. The fielder there half-stops it and the batters take a single as the ball rolls further away from him.
2.1
1
Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Perera, On a length, on off. Kusal Perera guides it to third man for a single. 

Paul van Meekeren comes into the attack now. He replaces Fred Klaassen.

1.6
0
Brandon Glover to Charith Asalanka, A length ball, on off. Charith Asalanka blocks it on the off side.