Sri Lanka beat Nederlands by 8 wickets
Published: 10:13 PM, 22 October 2021
Sri Lanka have marched into the Super 12s with a comprehensive eight wickets victory over the Netherlands at Sharjah Stadium.
After winning the toss Sri Lanka asked the Netherlands to bat. But the Dutch were all out for only 44 runs.
In reply, Sri Lanka chased down the target losing only two wickets in 7.1 over.
Kushal Perera and Pathum Nishanka opened the innings for the Lankans. Nishanka returned to the dressing room for naught. However, Sri Lanka's sealed a comprehensive victory.
Perera (33) and Avishka Fernando (2) left the field unbeaten. Brendon Glover took the only wicket for the Netherlands.
Earlier, Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka decided to field after winning the toss.
A disappointing end to the campaign for the Netherlands, who came into the T20 World Cup promising much more. They still have some very good players, but it just didn't come together for them here, even though they had topped the qualifying race. Sri Lanka will be happy they've dominated the opposition here, but now tougher tests await. At least they're as primed as can be.