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NED VS SL, ICC 2023 Match 19 – Full Scorecard, Commentary, Squad

02
nd Innings Sri Lanka
Right then, that is it from this game where Sri Lanka gets their first win of the tournament while Netherlands fails to make it two wins in a row. There is another cracking game going on at the moment between England and South Africa. You can just switch tabs to enjoy all the coverage of that game. Cheers!
Kusal Mendis, the victorious skipper of Sri Lanka says that he is happy with the win. Adds that they did well in all departments. Tells that their bowlers were brilliant in the first 10 overs. Praises Sadeera Samarawickrama for his knock and staying till the end and also credits Pathum Nissanka as well. Says he had three overs left of Kasun Rajitha but decided to save them for the death. Ends by saying there were a lot of positives and he has confidence in his team.
Scott Edwards, the captain of Netherlands says that it was an interesting pitch. Adds that they obviously didn't start well but Logan van Beek and Sybrand Engelbrecht got them to a pretty competitive total. Tells that they gave away too many boundary balls and fielding was also not up to standards. Mentions that their bowlers have been good for them throughout but the top order and bowlers let them down here. Says that they had a feeling that it would turn a bit later on and Dutt turns it a bit more than others. Further adds that their batting hasn't quite clicked yet as there have been too many starts that haven't been converted. Ends by saying he is not bothered by batting first or second and they just need to execute their plans better in the next game and is not stressed about this loss.
Sadeera Samarawickrama is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his match-winning knock. He says that he is happy to finish the game and the team wanted a win. Adds that the wicket was not easy and the ball was spinning. Shares that the plan was to bat deep and stick to basics. Mentions that the ball was turning and gripping and they wanted to take it deep as it was a difficult wicket. Closes by saying that he is happy with the effort and wants to carry on the momentum.
Presentation Time…
Earlier in the game, Netherlands posted a fighting total on the board even after being in a struggling position. They were 91-6 at one point but fifties from Sybrand Engelbrecht and Logan van Beek gave their bowlers something to play with in this match. Dilshan Madushanka and Kasun Rajitha both were excellent with the ball for Lanka and picked up four wickets each while Maheesh Theekshana chipped in with one as well. While chasing, Sri Lanka suffered a couple of early blows but their middle order took their time and a couple of fine knocks got them over the line with five wickets in hand.
Netherlands, on the other hand, will be wondering if they could have done better as they failed to match their performance against the Proteas. Aryan Dutt provided them with two crucial wickets inside the first Powerplay but they just couldn't build on that and let Lanka make their back in the game. The Dutch knew that a couple of partnerships would take the game away from them and that is exactly what happened here. They were also a bit sloppy in the field and that missed stumping from skipper Scott Edwards when Sadeera Samarawickrama didn't even open his account cost them a lot. Paul van Meekeren and Dutt struck again in the middle overs but they needed a few more in quick succession to test Lanka even more. Netherlands tried everything, from different tactics to matchups but it was just not their day here.
Sri Lanka started a bit cautiously but lost Kusal Perera and skipper Kusal Mendis for low scores. However, Pathum Nissanka held the other end well and kept the scoreboard ticking. He along with Sadeera Samarawickrama steadied the ship with a 52-run partnership but Nissanka lost his concentration right after the first drinks break and departed after reaching his third half-century on the trot. After that, Sadeera took responsibility on himself and found good support from Charith Asalanka as well. Both of them rotated the strike well and managed to score runs at a good rate too which didn't let the game go away from them at any point. They added 77 runs together before Asalanka departed for 44 after playing a poor shot. Dhananjaya de Silva came in and used his experience well and along with Sadeera took them closer to the target with less than a run-ball knock, but he too got out trying to finish things quickly. Sadeera Samarawickrama remained unbeaten on a brilliant 91 and Dushan Hemantha hit the wining runs in the end.
SRI LANKA FINALLY GETS OFF THE MARK IN THIS WORLD CUP! Now, every team participating has a win to their name and that is what the audience wants to see in these big events. This was a decent performance from the Lankans, still not their best one but the important thing here is that they got over the line in the end. This is also the highest successful chase at this ground.
48.2
4
Colin Ackermann to Dushan Hemantha, FOUR! THUMPED! Hematha hits the winning runs! Flatter length delivery around off. Hematha advances and lifts it to wide long-on fence for four runs. Sri Lanka win by five wickets and register their first win of the World Cup.
48.1
Colin Ackermann to Dushan Hemantha, Full and just outside off. Hematha drives off the leading edge to point.
47.6
Logan van Beek to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Full again on the middle and off. Samarawickrama drives it to mid-on.
47.5
Logan van Beek to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Full and outside off, driven to cover-point.
47.4
Logan van Beek to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Similar length delivery and Samarawickrama pushes it to mid-on.
47.3
Logan van Beek to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Full-length delivery at the stumps, driven to mid-on.
47.2
2
Logan van Beek to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Full and just outside off. Samarawickrama prods and turns it through the square leg region for a couple.
47.1
Logan van Beek to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Pitched up full and around off, driven straight to mid-off.
46.6
Colin Ackermann to Dushan Hemantha, Length ball outside off, turns in sharply, Hemantha goes back and defends.
Dushan Hemantha walks out to bat now.
46.5
W
Colin Ackermann to Dhananjaya de Silva, OUT! BOWLED' EM!! de Silva tries to finish things with a six but perishes in the process. Goes for the glory shot and departs. Ackermann bowls a flighted off-break outside off, de Silva dances down the track but misses it completely and the ball goes on to hit the top of the middle stump.
46.4
Colin Ackermann to Dhananjaya de Silva, Length and at the stumps. de Silva defends.
46.3
1
Colin Ackermann to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Slightly short on the stumps, Samarawickrama shuffles across the stumps and flicks it to long leg for a run.
46.2
Colin Ackermann to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Flatter delivery outside off, Samarawickrama goes for the cut but misses.
46.1
2
Colin Ackermann to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Full and around off, heaved to dee mid-wicket for a couple.
45.6
Logan van Beek to Dhananjaya de Silva, Fuller and on middle, Dhananjaya de Silva blocks it out again.
45.5
6
Logan van Beek to Dhananjaya de Silva, SIX! Dhananjaya de Silva looks in a hurry here! Logan van Beek serves this full and on middle, Dhananjaya de Silva presents the full face of the bat to dispatch it over the bowler's head for a biggie.
45.4
Logan van Beek to Dhananjaya de Silva, This is on a good length and around leg, Dhananjaya de Silva misses his glance and the ball goes off his pads to the keeper where Scott Edwards dives to his left to collect it.
45.3
6
Logan van Beek to Dhananjaya de Silva, SIX! BANG! Dhananjaya de Silva goes big now! Logan van Beek bangs this short and on middle, Dhananjaya de Silva gets into position quickly and hammers it over the deep square leg fence for a biggie.
45.2
Logan van Beek to Dhananjaya de Silva, Back of a length and on off, Dhananjaya de Silva keeps it out to the off side.
45.1
Logan van Beek to Dhananjaya de Silva, Back of a length and on middle, Dhananjaya de Silva pulls it towards mid-wicket.
44.6
3
Colin Ackermann to Dhananjaya de Silva, Slightly short and turning into the batter. de Silva bunts it to the mid-on region. A misfield allows the batter to take three.
44.5
Colin Ackermann to Dhananjaya de Silva, Flat and just outside off, de Silva turns it to short mid-wicket.
44.4
Colin Ackermann to Dhananjaya de Silva, Short on the middle and leg, tucked to square leg.
44.3
1
Colin Ackermann to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Flat and turning into the batter. Samarawickrama tucks this through mid-wicket for one.
44.2
Colin Ackermann to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Flat around off. Samarawickrama punches it to the right of the bowler.
44.1
2
Colin Ackermann to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Full on off. Samarawickrama glances it to fine leg for a couple.
43.6
Logan van Beek to Dhananjaya de Silva, Pitched up full and around off, driven firmly to mid-off.
43.5
Logan van Beek to Dhananjaya de Silva, Hard-length angled in. de Silva tucks it to short mid-wicket.
43.4
1
Logan van Beek to Sadeera Samarawickrama, A slower delivery on the shorter side and pulled away towards deep square leg for a run by Samarawickrama.
43.3
1
Logan van Beek to Dhananjaya de Silva, Hard-length on off, de Silva punches it to wide mid-on for one.
43.2
Logan van Beek to Dhananjaya de Silva, Back of a length at the stumps. de Silva tucks it to short mid-wicket.
43.1
1
Logan van Beek to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Short and angling into the batter. Samarawickrama pulls it to deep square leg for one.
42.6
Colin Ackermann to Dhananjaya de Silva, Sharp turn off the length and de Silva drops it awkwardly into the off-side.
42.5
Colin Ackermann to Dhananjaya de Silva, Full on off, bunted back at the bowler.
42.4
1
Colin Ackermann to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Flat and just outside off, Samarawickrama punches it through point for one.
42.3
4
Colin Ackermann to Sadeera Samarawickrama, FOUR! Full and just outside off. Samarawickrama gets low and slogs it to the deep square leg region. A misfield in the deep parries it over the ropes.
42.2
Colin Ackermann to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Full and around off. Samarawickrama turns it to square leg.
42.1
1
Colin Ackermann to Dhananjaya de Silva, Full at the stumps, knocks it to long-on for one.
41.6
Logan van Beek to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Back of a length again outside off. Samarawickrama flays and misses.
41.5
1
Logan van Beek to Dhananjaya de Silva, Back of a length outside off, punched past point for one.
41.4
Logan van Beek to Dhananjaya de Silva, Back of a length around off. de Silva taps into the cover point region.
41.3
Logan van Beek to Dhananjaya de Silva, Back of a length angled in. de Silva turns it to short mid-wicket.
41.2
Logan van Beek to Dhananjaya de Silva, Length delivery on off. de Silva dabs it to backward point.
41.1
1
Logan van Beek to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Full and on the middle and leg. Samarawickrama flicks it to deep square leg for one.
40.6
Colin Ackermann to Dhananjaya de Silva, Fired in at the stumps. de Silva turns it to short mid-wicket.
40.5
Colin Ackermann to Dhananjaya de Silva, Flat on the middle and leg. de Silva bunts it to the right of the bowler.
40.4
1
Colin Ackermann to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Flat and just outside off. Samarawickrama steers it through point for one.
40.3
Colin Ackermann to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Fuller this time on off, pushed back to Ackermann.
40.2
Colin Ackermann to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Flat and turning into the batter. Samarawickrama goes back and bunts it toward the bowler.
40.1
1
Colin Ackermann to Dhananjaya de Silva, Full on off. de Silva eases it to long-on for one.
Powerplay 3! Now, five fielders are allowed outside the circle till the last over but Netherlands may look to close in the field to stop the singles and pile up some dot balls.
39.6
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Another short delivery around off, Sadeera Samarawickrama stabs it toward backward point.
39.5
2
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Darts this one full and outside off, Sadeera Samarawickrama drills it towards point where Teja Nidamanuru lets it through this time and the batters take two runs. Roelof van der Merwe grunts in disappointment.
39.4
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Flighted, full and on middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama turns it to the leg side.
39.3
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Slower through the air, short and on off, turns away, Sadeera Samarawickrama steers it towards short third man.
39.2
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Good stop! This is short again and outside off, Sadeera Samarawickrama cuts it wide of point where Teja Nidamanuru dives to his left to make a fine stop.
39.2
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Quicker, short and down the leg side, Sadeera Samarawickrama moves back to pull but misses as Scott Edwards collects and breaks the stumps. It is called a wide.
39.1
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Flatter, full and on middle, angling in, Sadeera Samarawickrama knocks it back to the bowler.
38.6
1
Colin Ackermann to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Looped up, full and on leg, Sadeera Samarawickrama works it towards fine leg for one.
38.5
Colin Ackermann to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Flighted, full and on middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama flicks it wide of square leg where the fielder dives to his left to stop it.
38.4
4
Colin Ackermann to Sadeera Samarawickrama, FOUR! Fine shot! Colin Ackermann bowls this quicker, short and outside off, Sadeera Samarawickrama moves back and uses the pace to cut it away nicely towards the vacant deep point femce for a boundary.
38.3
Colin Ackermann to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Fires in a yorker now, on middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama digs it out down the pitch.
38.2
1
Colin Ackermann to Dhananjaya de Silva, Short and on middle, Dhananjaya de Silva moves back and punches it towards long on for a run.
38.1
1
Colin Ackermann to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Tossed up, full and on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama works it through square leg for a single.
37.6
Roelof van der Merwe to Dhananjaya de Silva, Slower through the air, on off, Dhananjaya de Silva is solid in his defence again. Only one run of the over!
37.5
Roelof van der Merwe to Dhananjaya de Silva, Pushed through quicker, short and on off, angling in, Dhananjaya de Silva bunts it out towards point.
37.4
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Flatter, full and on leg, Sadeera Samarawickrama clips it towards short fine leg for a run.
37.3
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Flighted, full and on off, turns away again, Sadeera Samarawickrama looks to work it away but gets a leading edge along the ground towards point.
37.2
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Floated, full and on off, turns away, Sadeera Samarawickrama keeps it out to the off side well.
37.1
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Tossed up, full and on middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama defends it on the front foot.
36.6
1
Paul van Meekeren to Sadeera Samarawickrama, A slower one, back of a length and outside off, Sadeera Samarawickrama cuts it towards sweeper covers for one.
36.5
Paul van Meekeren to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Pitched up, on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama drives it straight to mid off.
36.4
4
Paul van Meekeren to Sadeera Samarawickrama, FOUR! Fine shot! Paul van Meekeren bangs this into the pitch, on middle, sits up nicely for the batter, Sadeera Samarawickrama pounces on it and hammers it in front of square on the leg side for a boundary.
36.3
Paul van Meekeren to Sadeera Samarawickrama, BEATEN! Paul van Meekeren lands this on a good length and around off, angling in, Sadeera Samarawickrama looks to punch it away but gets beaten on the outside edge.
36.3
1
Paul van Meekeren to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Paul van Meekeren loses his line and serves a low full toss down the leg side, Sadeera Samarawickrama misses his glance. Wided.
36.2
1
Paul van Meekeren to Dhananjaya de Silva, Short of a length and on middle, Dhananjaya de Silva pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.
36.1
3
Paul van Meekeren to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Fuller one and on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama drives it firmly through extra covers and Aryan Dutt from mid off chases after it and slides forward to keep it inside. Three runs taken.
35.6
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, A low full toss, on middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama drills it towards long off for one.
35.5
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Quicker, short once more, on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama dabs it towards point.
35.4
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Dhananjaya de Silva, Short again and outside off, Sadeera Samarawickrama cuts it towards point where a fumble allows the run.
35.3
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Short and on middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama moves back and flicks it through square leg for another run.
35.2
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Dhananjaya de Silva, Floated, full and on off, Dhananjaya de Silva pushes it through covers for a run.
35.1
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Tossed up, full and on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama taps it towards covers for a single.
34.6
1
Paul van Meekeren to Sadeera Samarawickrama, A slower bouncer this time, on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama goes through his pull early and misses and Scott Edwards fails to collect it cleanly. A bye is taken.
34.5
4
Paul van Meekeren to Sadeera Samarawickrama, FOUR BYES! Paul van Meekeren bangs in a bouncer now, on middle, takes off of the surface, Sadeera Samarawickrama winds up for the pull but it is too high for that and Scott Edwards leaps up but only manages to get some glove on it as the ball still races to the fence for a boundary.
34.4
Paul van Meekeren to Sadeera Samarawickrama, A slower one now, back of a length, on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama bunts it down as the ball rolls to the right of the keeper.
34.3
Paul van Meekeren to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Pitched up, on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama pushes it straight to short covers.
34.2
1
Paul van Meekeren to Dhananjaya de Silva, On a length and on middle, Dhananjaya de Silva flicks it through backward square leg for a run.
34.1
1
Paul van Meekeren to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Fuller one and on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama drives it through covers for a single.
33.6
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Looped up, full and on middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama clips it through square leg for one more.
33.5
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Dhananjaya de Silva, Another short delivery, on off, Dhananjaya de Silva punches it through covers for one.
33.4
Roelof van der Merwe to Dhananjaya de Silva, Shortish and outside off, Dhananjaya de Silva cuts it straight to point.
33.3
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Tossed up, full and on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama chips it towards long off for another run.
33.2
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Dhananjaya de Silva, Floated, short and on off, Dhananjaya de Silva moves back and forces it towards long off for a run.
33.1
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Short and on middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama flicks it off the back foot through square leg for a single.
32.6
4
Aryan Dutt to Dhananjaya de Silva, FOUR! Nicely played! Aryan Dutt bowls this quicker, short and outside off, Dhananjaya de Silva backs away and opens the face late to guide it past short third man for a boundary. Aryan Dutt finishes a fine spell.
32.5
Aryan Dutt to Dhananjaya de Silva, A huge shout for LBW but turned down! This is slower through the air, on middle, turns in, Dhananjaya de Silva stays back to defend but misses and gets hit high on the pads. It looks like missing leg and Netherlands anyway don't have any reviews left.
Dhananjaya de Silva comes out to the middle now.
32.4
W
Aryan Dutt to Charith Asalanka, OUT! TIMBER! Aryan Dutt finally gets his man! This was coming and Charith Asalanka fails to see out Dutt's last over of the game. This is fired in the blockhole, on middle, angling in, Charith Asalanka goes down on one knee to slog it across the line but misses it completely and the ball goes through to shatter the stumps. There was no need for a shot like that, and Netherlands believe again here.
32.3
Aryan Dutt to Charith Asalanka, Shorter in length, on off, Charith Asalanka moves back and blocks it out.
32.2
Aryan Dutt to Charith Asalanka, Floated, full and on off, turns away, Charith Asalanka just manages to tap it towards point.
32.1
Aryan Dutt to Charith Asalanka, Tossed up, full and on leg, Charith Asalanka turns it towards short mid-wicket.
31.6
1
Bas de Leede to Charith Asalanka, Another slower one, fullish but down the leg side, Charith Asalanka clips it towards fine leg for one.
31.5
2
Bas de Leede to Charith Asalanka, Back of a length and on off, Charith Asalanka steers it wide of third man where the fielder runs to his right and dives to keep it inside. Two runs taken.
31.4
Bas de Leede to Charith Asalanka, Full again, on off, Charith Asalanka drives it towards mid off.
31.3
2
Bas de Leede to Charith Asalanka, A slower one, on a length and around leg, Charith Asalanka glance it wide of fine leg for a brace.
31.2
2
Bas de Leede to Charith Asalanka, Fuller one and on middle, Charith Asalanka drills it wide of mid on where the fielder dives to his right and parries it away. The batters come back for the second run.
31.1
1
Bas de Leede to Sadeera Samarawickrama, FIFTY FOR SAMARAWICKRAMA! A lovely knock from him and he has taken Sri Lanka out of a troublesome situation, but he knows the job is not done yet. This is on a good length and on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama nudges it towards deep square leg for a single.
Drinks break! Sri Lanka have steadied the innings with Sadeera Samarawickrama and Charith Asalanka in the middle. They now need just 90 runs and should be an easy chase from here. The Netherlands are giving their all and putting up a real fight. Dutt is spinning the ball sharply and making it difficult for Asalanka. The Dutch might go down but not without a fight.
30.6
Aryan Dutt to Charith Asalanka, Slower through the air, on middle, turns away again, Charith Asalanka keeps it out off the outer half of the bat towards point.
30.5
Aryan Dutt to Charith Asalanka, RIPPER! Aryan Dutt gives this one some air as well, full and on off, turns away again, Charith Asalanka prods forward to defend but the ball spins past the outside edge to the keeper. This is a good battle going on here.
30.4
Aryan Dutt to Charith Asalanka, Swing and a miss! This is floated, full and on off, grips and turns away sharply with extra bounce, Charith Asalanka goes down to slog it away but fails to connect.
30.3
Aryan Dutt to Charith Asalanka, Tossed up, full and on middle, Charith Asalanka leans on and blocks it back to the bowler.
30.2
1
Aryan Dutt to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Short again, on middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama goes down and swipes it towards deep square leg for a run.
30.1
1
Aryan Dutt to Charith Asalanka, Flatter, short and on leg, angling in, Charith Asalanka clips it towards short fine leg for a quick single.
29.6
4
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, FOUR! Nicely done! Slightly short and spins away outside off. Samarawickrama adjusts and places it past the backward point fielder for a boundary.
29.5
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Charith Asalanka, Tossed up on the leg. Asalanka turns it to square leg for a quick single.
29.4
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Arm ball on the middle and leg, turned away through the on-side for one.
29.3
2
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Flighted, full, and outside off. Samarawickrama goes inside out and toward the deep extra cover region for a couple.
29.2
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Charith Asalanka, Flat on the leg peg. Asalanka nudges it through square leg for one.
29.1
4
Roelof van der Merwe to Charith Asalanka, BYES! Tosses it up and goes through the gap to beat everything and runs away for four byes.
28.6
1
Aryan Dutt to Charith Asalanka, Full and just outside off, driven to long-off for one.
28.5
Aryan Dutt to Charith Asalanka, Fired on the pad. Asalanka defends it to point.
28.4
6
Aryan Dutt to Charith Asalanka, SIX! BOOM! Full and just outside off. Asalanka skips down the pitch and smokes it over the bowler and clears the fence for a monstrous hit.
28.3
Aryan Dutt to Charith Asalanka, Full on the leg peg. Asalanka blocks it to short mid-wicket.
28.2
Aryan Dutt to Charith Asalanka, A loud appeal but turned down! Full on the middle and leg. Asalanka gets forward to block this one but plays the wrong line and is stuck in front. The Netherlands look confident and take another review. Ball tracking shows wickets missing and Asalanka survives.
28.1
Aryan Dutt to Charith Asalanka, Flat and into the middle and leg. Asalanka goes back and nudges it to short mid-wicket.
27.6
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Charith Asalanka, Shortish and outside off. Asalanka cuts it to deep point for a single.
27.5
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Full on off. Samarawickrama eases it to long-off for one.
27.4
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Short and wide outside off, cuts it to backward point.
27.3
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Charith Asalanka, Flighted on the leg peg. Asalanka nudges it to square leg for a quick run.
27.2
Roelof van der Merwe to Charith Asalanka, Fuller on off. Asalanka skips down the pitch and bunts it back at van der Merwe.
27.1
Roelof van der Merwe to Charith Asalanka, Tossed up on off, turned to short mid-wicket for none.
26.6
3
Aryan Dutt to Charith Asalanka, Flat and just outside off. Asalanka plays it late and steers it through the backward point region, gets back for the third.
26.5
1
Aryan Dutt to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Flat and turning into the batter, worked through square leg for one.
26.4
1
Aryan Dutt to Charith Asalanka, Fired in on the pad. Asalanka turns it to short mid-wicket for one.
26.3
Aryan Dutt to Charith Asalanka, Arm ball on the leg peg. Asalanka goes back and gets a thud on the pad. A loud appeal but the umpire was unmoved. Probably sliding down.
26.2
Aryan Dutt to Charith Asalanka, Ripper! Pitches up around off and turns away from the batter. Asalanka prods and gets beaten on the outside edge.
26.2
1
Aryan Dutt to Charith Asalanka, WIDE! Flat and down the leg. Asalanka plays and misses. Wide signaled.
26.1
Aryan Dutt to Charith Asalanka, Full on the leg peg. Asalanka looks to nudge it away but the ball spins a bit and he is stuck on his pad. Edwards takes the review here. The ball tracking shows pitching outside leg and Asalanka survives. The Netherlands lose the review.
25.6
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Charith Asalanka, Flatter length ball on off. Asalanka nudges it through square leg for a single.
25.5
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Flat and at the stumps, punched to long-on for one.
25.4
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Slower through the air on off. Samarawickrama shimmies down and turns it to backward square leg.
25.3
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Charith Asalanka, Tossed up on off. Asalanka pushes it into covers for a quick single.
25.2
Roelof van der Merwe to Charith Asalanka, Full on the pad. Asalanka nudges it to square leg.
25.1
Roelof van der Merwe to Charith Asalanka, Flat and turning into the batter. Asalanka drops it onto the pitch.
24.6
2
Logan van Beek to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Length on the middle and leg. Samarawickrama works it through backward square leg and scampers back for two.
24.5
1
Logan van Beek to Charith Asalanka, Slower length ball slanting down the leg. Asalanka helps it to deep backward square leg for one.
24.4
1
Logan van Beek to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Full on the middle and leg, flicked to deep square leg for a single.
24.3
Logan van Beek to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Short of a length around off. Samarawickrama mistimes the pull to short mid-wicket.
24.2
2
Logan van Beek to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Back of a length angled down the leg. Samarawickrama tucks it to the fine leg region and comes back for the second.
24.1
1
Logan van Beek to Charith Asalanka, Short of a length outside off. Asalanka cuts it to deep backward point for one.
23.6
1
Colin Ackermann to Charith Asalanka, Length on the leg peg. Asalanka turns it through short leg and calls for a single.
23.5
1
Colin Ackermann to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Flat and at the stumps, punched to long-on for one.
23.4
Colin Ackermann to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Flat and turning in. Samarawickrama hangs back and bunts it to Ackermann.
23.3
2
Colin Ackermann to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Flat and just outside off. Samarawickrama makes room and carves it through backward point for a couple.
23.2
1
Colin Ackermann to Charith Asalanka, Drifted on the pad. Asalanka nudges it through square leg for one.
23.1
Colin Ackermann to Charith Asalanka, Full and at the stumps. Asalanka defends with a dead bat.
22.6
Logan van Beek to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Hard-length delivery on off. Samarawickrama adjusts the extra bounce and drops into the off-side.
22.5
1
Logan van Beek to Charith Asalanka, Back of a length angling down the leg. Asalanka tucks it through backward square leg for one.
22.4
Logan van Beek to Charith Asalanka, Length and outside off. Asalanka knocks it to short cover.
22.3
Logan van Beek to Charith Asalanka, Back of a length angled into the batter. Asalanka drops it onto the pitch.
22.2
4
Logan van Beek to Charith Asalanka, FOUR! Short of a length outside off. Asalanka times it nicely through the backward point region and collects four runs.
22.1
Logan van Beek to Charith Asalanka, On a good length and nips away outside off. Asalanka gets forward and is beaten on the outside edge.
Logan van Beek (4-0-26-0) is back on.
21.6
Colin Ackermann to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Flat and at the stumps. Samarawickrama defends it forward.
21.5
1
Colin Ackermann to Charith Asalanka, Tossed up on off, Asalanka milks it to long off for one.
21.4
1
Colin Ackermann to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Length and turning into the batter. Samarawickrama covers the line and nudges it through the on-side for one.
21.3
1
Colin Ackermann to Charith Asalanka, Flatter around off, punched through point for one.
21.2
1
Colin Ackermann to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Flat and just outside off. Samarawickrama steers it through point for one.
21.1
Colin Ackermann to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Full and around off. Samarawickrama turns into the leg side.
20.6
Paul van Meekeren to Charith Asalanka, On a good length and angling away. Asalanka shoulders arms on it.
20.5
4
Paul van Meekeren to Charith Asalanka, FOUR! BANG! Back of a length outside off. Asalanka pulls it powerfully through the mid-wicket region for four runs.
20.4
Paul van Meekeren to Charith Asalanka, Good length delivery on off. Asalanka prods and defends it under the eye.
20.3
Paul van Meekeren to Charith Asalanka, Back of a length around off. Asalanka mistimes the pull into the pitch.
20.2
1
Paul van Meekeren to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Length delivery around off. Samarawickrama turns it to fine leg for one.
20.1
Paul van Meekeren to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Bangs it short and around off. Samarawickrama pulls and misses.
19.6
Colin Ackermann to Charith Asalanka, Shortish and on off, Charith Asalanka moves back and pushes it wide of the bowler where Colin Ackermann runs to his left to collect it.
19.5
1
Colin Ackermann to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Tossed up, full and on middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama clips it through square leg for one.
19.4
Colin Ackermann to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Flighted, full and on middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama turns it towards short mid-wicket.
19.3
Colin Ackermann to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Quicker, full and on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama stays back and keeps it out to the right of the bowler.
19.2
1
Colin Ackermann to Charith Asalanka, Flatter, full and on middle, Charith Asalanka goes down and sweeps it off the inner half of the bat through square leg for a single.
19.1
Colin Ackermann to Charith Asalanka, Colin Ackermann starts with a floated delivery, full and on off, Charith Asalanka pushes it towards short covers.
18.6
Paul van Meekeren to Sadeera Samarawickrama, On a length and on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama drops it in front of short covers and wants the run but is sent back.
18.5
1
Paul van Meekeren to Charith Asalanka, Back of a length and around off, Charith Asalanka looks to steer it away but the ball flies off the outside edge on the bounce to third man. They cross.
18.4
Paul van Meekeren to Charith Asalanka, Good leave! This is touch fuller and around off, angling away, Charith Asalanka lets it go to te keeper.
18.3
1
Paul van Meekeren to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Short of a length and on middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama pulls it towards deep square leg for a run.
18.2
1
Paul van Meekeren to Charith Asalanka, Fuller one and on off, Charith Asalanka pushes it through covers for a single.
18.1
Paul van Meekeren to Charith Asalanka, Back of a length and on off, Charith Asalanka blocks it back to the bowler.
17.6
Aryan Dutt to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Quicker one, full and on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama stays back to play at it but gets a leading edge along the ground towards point.
17.5
Aryan Dutt to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Flighted, full and on middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama turns it towards short mid-wicket.
17.4
2
Aryan Dutt to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Flatter and outside off, Sadeera Samarawickrama carves it through point where the fielder from sweeper covers runs to his left and dives to keep it inside. Two runs taken.
17.3
1
Aryan Dutt to Charith Asalanka, A bit short and on middle, Charith Asalanka clips it through square leg for a run.
17.2
Aryan Dutt to Charith Asalanka, Floated, short and on middle, turns away, Charith Asalanka stays back to flick it away but misses and gets hit high on the pads. There is a shout for LBW, but turned down. Marais Erasmus lifts his hand up but just to fix his hat.
17.1
1
Aryan Dutt to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Tossed up, full and on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama works it towards long on for a single.
16.6
Paul van Meekeren to Charith Asalanka, Paul van Meekeren lands this on a hard length and on the sixth stumps, angling away again, Charith Asalanka offers no shot at it. A maiden-wicket over!
16.5
Paul van Meekeren to Charith Asalanka, Back of a length and around off, takes off a bit, Charith Asalanka leaves it along as Scott Edwards leaps up to collect it well with one hand.
16.4
Paul van Meekeren to Charith Asalanka, This is on a good length and on off, angling away, Charith Asalanka lifts his bat and lets it go to the keeper.
16.3
Paul van Meekeren to Charith Asalanka, Full and on off, Charith Asalanka drives it towards short covers.
16.2
Paul van Meekeren to Charith Asalanka, Right in the blockhole, on off, Charith Asalanka digs it out to the off side.
Charith Asalanka is the next man in.
16.1
W
Paul van Meekeren to Pathum Nissanka, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Paul van Meekeren geta a huge wicket here! Once again a break in play helps the fielding side and Pathum Nissanka goes back after a well-made fifty. This is short of a length and just around off, shapes in a bit, Pathum Nissanka stays back and tries to guide it away but only manages to get a thin outside edge behind where Scott Edwards moves to his right to take a fine catch, Sri Lanka three down now!
Drinks break! Sri Lanka are going along nicely in the chase of 263. They lost two early wickets but Nissanka and Samarawickrama have done well and added 52 so far for the third wicket. The game is under control for Sri Lanka and the Dutch need a few quick wickets to get back into the game.
15.6
4
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, FOUR! Sadeera Samarawickrama finds the fence again! This is quicker, shortish and around middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama goes down on one knee and adjusts well to sweep it behind square on the leg side for four more runs.
15.5
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Flatter, full and on off, angling in, Sadeera Samarawickrama stabs it towards short covers.
15.4
4
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, FOUR! Beautiful shot! This is flighted, full and around off, Sadeera Samarawickrama goes a bit inside out and creams it through covers for a boundary.
15.3
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Flighted, full and on middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama steers it towards point.
15.2
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Floated, full and on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama knocks it back to the bowler again.
15.1
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Tossed up, full and on middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama digs it out back to the bowler.
14.6
Bas de Leede to Pathum Nissanka, Full again, on middle, Pathum Nissanka drives it towards mid on.
14.5
Bas de Leede to Pathum Nissanka, Fuller one and on middle, Pathum Nissanka knocks it towards wide of mid on.
14.4
4
Bas de Leede to Pathum Nissanka, FOUR! Third boundary of the over! Bas de Leede lands this back of a length and outside off again, Pathum Nissanka slashes at it and gets an outside edge as the ball flies to the third man fence for four more runs. 16 runs already from the over!
14.4
1
Bas de Leede to Pathum Nissanka, A full toss but down the leg side, Pathum Nissanka misses out to put it away. Wided.
14.3
4
Bas de Leede to Pathum Nissanka, FOUR! FIFTY FOR NISSANKA! He brings up his third half-century in a row and continues his good form. Bas de Leede serves this full and on leg, Pathum Nissanka glances it nicely towards the fine leg fence for another boundary.
14.2
4
Bas de Leede to Pathum Nissanka, FOUR! Up and over! Bas de Leede lands this short of a length and outside off, Pathum Nissanka frees his arms and smashes it over point for a boundary.
14.1
2
Bas de Leede to Pathum Nissanka, Almost chopped on! This is on a good length and on off, Pathum Nissanka looks to push it away but gets an inside edge just past the stumps towards fine leg. Two runs taken.
14.1
1
Bas de Leede to Pathum Nissanka, Bas de Leede bangs in a bouncer but too high, on middle, Pathum Nissanka ducks under it. Wided.
13.6
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Pathum Nissanka, Flighted, full and on middle, Pathum Nissanka pushes it towards covers for one.
13.5
Roelof van der Merwe to Pathum Nissanka, Flatter delivery, short once more, on off, Pathum Nissanka knocks it to the left of the bowler where Roelof van der Merwe dives to that side to make a half-stop.
13.4
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Short again, on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama forces it through covers for a run.
13.3
2
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Floated, short and around off, turns away, Sadeera Samarawickrama backs away and slaps it wide of deep point and comes back for the second run.
13.2
Roelof van der Merwe to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Tossed up, full and on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama taps it towards short covers.
13.1
1
Roelof van der Merwe to Pathum Nissanka, Roelof van der Merwe begins with a short delivery around off, Pathum Nissanka moves back and punches it through covers for a single.
12.6
Bas de Leede to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Bas de Leede bowls this short of a length, outside off, Sadeera Samarawickrama takes a couple of steps forward to cut it away but misses it.
12.5
1
Bas de Leede to Pathum Nissanka, Back of a length and around off, Pathum Nissanka punches it towards sweeper covers for one.
12.4
4
Bas de Leede to Pathum Nissanka, FOUR! Lovely shot! Bas de Leede serves this full again and around middle, Pathum Nissanka steps across and drills it with fine timing past mid on for a boundary.
12.3
Bas de Leede to Pathum Nissanka, Goes fuller and outside off, Pathum Nissanka mistime his drive towards short covers.
12.2
Bas de Leede to Pathum Nissanka, Short of a length and outside off, Pathum Nissanka cuts it hard but find cover-point.
12.1
Bas de Leede to Pathum Nissanka, Bas de Leede starts with a full delivery, on off, Pathum Nissanka pushes it towards short covers.
11.6
2
Aryan Dutt to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Looped up, full and on leg, Sadeera Samarawickrama clips it wide of short fine leg for a couple of runs.
11.5
Aryan Dutt to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Short and wide of off again, Sadeera Samarawickrama this time cuts it straight to backward point.
11.4
4
Aryan Dutt to Sadeera Samarawickrama, FOUR! Good shot! Aryan Dutt drags his length back this time, outside off, Sadeera Samarawickrama moves back and cuts it nicely towards the vacant deep point fence for a boundary.
11.3
Aryan Dutt to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Flighted, full and on middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama turns it to the leg side.
11.2
1
Aryan Dutt to Pathum Nissanka, Floated, full and on middle, Pathum Nissanka tucks it towards long on for a single.
11.1
3
Aryan Dutt to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Tossed up, full and around leg, Sadeera Samarawickrama tickles it wide of short fine leg where the fielder dives to his right and gets a hand to it but the ball still goes towards the fence and the fielder from short third chases it and slides forward to push it inside. Three runs taken.
10.6
Paul van Meekeren to Pathum Nissanka, Paul van Meekeren lands this on a hard length, on middle, angling in, Pathum Nissanka pats it down towards short mid-wicket.
10.5
1
Paul van Meekeren to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Length again, on off, Sadeera Samarawickrama opens the face of his bat and runs it down to third man for one.
10.4
1
Paul van Meekeren to Pathum Nissanka, On a length and on off, Pathum Nissanka guides it towards third man for another run.
10.3
1
Paul van Meekeren to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Paul van Meekeren bangs this one into the pitch, on middle, Sadeera Samarawickrama gets hurried and mistimes his pull shot towards square leg for a run.
10.2
1
Paul van Meekeren to Pathum Nissanka, Short of a length and on off, Pathum Nissanka hops up and steers it towards third man for a single.
10.1
Paul van Meekeren to Pathum Nissanka, Back of a length and around off, Pathum Nissanka dabs it towards point.
Powerplay 2! Netherlands can now have up to 4 players outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.
9.6
4
Aryan Dutt to Sadeera Samarawickrama, BYES! Tosses it full and spins it sharply down the leg. Samarawickrama comes down the pitch to negate the spin but it beats the batter and the keeper, runs away for four byes. A missed stumping chance from Scott Edwards.
9.5
Aryan Dutt to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Full and turning into the middle and leg. Samarawickrama gets forward and drops it to short leg.
9.4
Aryan Dutt to Sadeera Samarawickrama, Fired in down the leg. Samarawickrama nudges it to backward square leg.
Sadeera Samarawickrama comes out to the middle now.
9.3
W
Aryan Dutt to Kusal Mendis, OUT! CAUGHT! Aryan Dutt HAS TWO! Flighted, full, and at the stumps. Mendis looks to slog it away but gets a top edge and flies behind the keeper. Paul van Meekeren runs it from a short fine leg and takes a simple catch. A massive wicket for the Netherlands as the in-from Sri Lankan skipper walks back into the hut.
9.2
1
Aryan Dutt to Pathum Nissanka, Tosses it full and around off. Nissanka gets low and slogs it high in the air toward the deep mid-wicket region. Sybrand Engelbrecht makes a fine effort to catch but this was out of his reach.
9.1
Aryan Dutt to Pathum Nissanka, Full and goes straight on with the arm. Nissanka gets forward and plays for the spin as the ball zips past.
8.6
4
Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Mendis, FOUR! CRUNCHED! Full and outside off. Mendis drives it nicely through the cover point region for four runs.
8.5
Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Mendis, Yorker length delivery on off. Mendis digs it out and bunts it back at van Meekeren.
8.4
Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Mendis, Back of a length on off. Mendis gets behind the line and blocks.
8.3
Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Mendis, Good length delivery on off. Mendis prods and defends into covers.
8.2
Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Mendis, Short of a length angled in. Mendis pulls it to the short mid-wicket fielder.
8.1
Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Mendis, Back of a length on off. Mendis stabs it to point.
7.6
2
Logan van Beek to Pathum Nissanka, Away swinger on a fullish length and outside off. Nissanka drives it uppishly over the backward point fielder for a couple.
7.5
4
Logan van Beek to Pathum Nissanka, FOUR MORE!! How good is that SHOT! Pitched up full and on off. Nissanka drives it elegantly through mid-off for four runs.
7.4
Logan van Beek to Pathum Nissanka, On a good length and nips away a fraction around off. Nissankaa gets forward and is beaten on the outside edge.
7.3
4
Logan van Beek to Pathum Nissanka, FOUR! Too Easy! Full and straying down the leg. Nissanka helps it to the fine leg region for an easy boundary.
7.2
Logan van Beek to Pathum Nissanka, Hard-length outside off. Nissanka dabs it to backward point.
7.1
1
Logan van Beek to Kusal Mendis, On a good length and moves away outside off. Mendis runs it down to deep third for a single.
6.6
Paul van Meekeren to Pathum Nissanka, Full and outside off this time. Nissanka mistimes the drive into covers.
6.5
Paul van Meekeren to Pathum Nissanka, Back of a length angling in. Nissanka stays back and drops it onto the pitch.
6.4
4
Paul van Meekeren to Pathum Nissanka, FOUR! GLORIOUS! Overpitched outside off. Nissanka drives it handsomely through extra cover and mid-off for a boundary.
6.3
1
Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Mendis, Full-length delivery on off. Mendis guides it to deep third for one.
6.2
Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Mendis, Length delivery outside off. Mendis chops it to backward point.
6.1
1
Paul van Meekeren to Pathum Nissanka, Short and angled into the batter. Nissanka pulls it to long leg for one.
6.1
5
Paul van Meekeren to Pathum Nissanka, FIVE WIDES! Wayward start from Paul van Meekeren. Bangs it short and goes way over the batter. Edwards fails to collect it too and it runs away to the fence, giving away five wides.
5.6
Logan van Beek to Kusal Mendis, Continues to bowl full and move it away outside off. Mendis is enticed into the drive and he misses.
5.5
Logan van Beek to Kusal Mendis, Full and outside off. Mendis drives off the toe end toward short cover.
5.4
Logan van Beek to Kusal Mendis, Goes full and nips away outside off. Mendis shoulders arms on it.
5.3
4
Logan van Beek to Kusal Mendis, FOUR! Nicely done! Back of a length again and outside off. Mendis punches it through the infield and beats the cover fielder for an excellent boundary.
5.2
Logan van Beek to Kusal Mendis, Back of a length outside off. Mendis punches it to short cover.
5.1
1
Logan van Beek to Pathum Nissanka, Back of a length angled in. Nissanka tucks it to backward square leg for a single.
4.6
1
Aryan Dutt to Pathum Nissanka, Tosses it up on off. Nissanka eases it to long on for a single.
4.5
1
Aryan Dutt to Kusal Mendis, Full and turning down the leg. Mendis nudges it through backward sqaure leg for a single to get off the mark.
4.4
Aryan Dutt to Kusal Mendis, Short and wide outside off. Mendis cuts it to point.
Kusal Mendis, the skipper of Sri Lanka walks out to bat at number 3.
4.3
W
Aryan Dutt to Kusal Perera, OUT! CAUGHT! Aryan Dutt draws first blood for the Netherlands. Bowls it slow through the air, slightly short, and outside off. Kusal Perera looks to cut this over the infield but finds Bas de Leede at the backward point region who takes a simple catch. Sri Lanka lose an early wicket as Kusal Perera departs cheaply.
4.2
4
Aryan Dutt to Kusal Perera, FOUR! BANG! Flat and just around off. Perera gets low and slogs it through the mid-wicket region for a powerful boundary.
4.1
Aryan Dutt to Kusal Perera, Flat and turning away just outside off. Perera looks to punch off the backfoot but misses.
3.6
Logan van Beek to Pathum Nissanka, Persists on a similar length and brings it back into the middle and leg. Nissanka tucks it to short mid-wicket.
3.5
Logan van Beek to Pathum Nissanka, Back of a length again around off. Nissanka tucks it straight to short mid-wicket.
3.4
4
Logan van Beek to Pathum Nissanka, FOUR MORE! Back of a length delivery angled into the leg peg. Nissanka tucks it nicely off the hip and through square leg for a sublime boundary.
3.3
4
Logan van Beek to Pathum Nissanka, FOUR! Length delivery outside off. Nissanka throws his bat at it and gets a bottom edge that runs past the slip and toward the third man region for a streaky boundary.
3.2
Logan van Beek to Pathum Nissanka, Back of a length outside off. Nissanka dabs it to backward point.
3.1
Logan van Beek to Pathum Nissanka, Length delivery at the stumps. Nissanka punches it to mid-on.
2.6
Aryan Dutt to Kusal Perera, Short and outside off, cuts it straight to the point fielder.
2.5
1
Aryan Dutt to Pathum Nissanka, Flat and turning into the batter. Nissanka punches it past the bowler for one.
2.5
1
Aryan Dutt to Pathum Nissanka, WIDE! Drifted down the leg. Nissanka plays and misses. Wide signaled.
2.4
Aryan Dutt to Pathum Nissanka, Tosses it up and spins away a bit just outside off. Nissanka plays for the spin but gets beaten on the outside edge to a fairly straighter delivery.
2.3
1
Aryan Dutt to Kusal Perera, Very full and going down the leg. Perera sweeps it hard and toward the deep backward square leg for a single.
2.2
Aryan Dutt to Kusal Perera, Tosses it up, just outside off. Perera pushes it to point.
2.1
Aryan Dutt to Kusal Perera, Drifted on the pad. Perera turns into the leg side.
1.6
Logan van Beek to Pathum Nissanka, On a good length and at the stumps. Nissanka tucks it to short mid-wicket.
1.5
Logan van Beek to Pathum Nissanka, Back of a length on off. Nissanka gets behind the line and punches it to short cover.
1.4
Logan van Beek to Pathum Nissanka, Length and at the stumps. Nissanka defends it forward.
1.3
Logan van Beek to Pathum Nissanka, Full-length delivery around off. Nissanka drives it straight to mid-off.
1.2
2
Logan van Beek to Pathum Nissanka, Pitched up full and outside off. Nissanka drives it uppishly through covers for a couple.
1.1
Logan van Beek to Pathum Nissanka, Logan van Beek starts off with a back of a length delivery on off. Nissanka is nicely behind it and defends it to point.
Logan van Beek to take the other new ball.
0.6
Aryan Dutt to Kusal Perera, Flat on off. Perera bunts it to silly mid-on. Tidy start from Dutt.
0.5
1
Aryan Dutt to Pathum Nissanka, Nissanka and Sri Lanka are away! Fraction short and turning into the batter. Nissanka hangs back and punches it to long-on for one.
0.4
Aryan Dutt to Pathum Nissanka, Flatter on off. Nissanka hangs back and blocks.
0.3
Aryan Dutt to Pathum Nissanka, Tossed up on off. Nissanka prods and defends solidly.
0.2
Aryan Dutt to Pathum Nissanka, Flat and turning into the batter. Nissanka punches it back at Dutt.
0.1
Aryan Dutt to Pathum Nissanka, Aryan Dutt begins with a length ball on off. Pathum Nissanka bunts it into off side for none.
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st Innings Netherlands
We are back for the chase! The players are making their way out in the middle now. Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Perera are the two openers for Sri Lanka. Netherlands going with the same tactics of starting with spin as Aryan Dutt is ready to bowl now. Here we go…
… THE RUN CHASE …
Right then, the target for Sri Lanka is 263. Can they chase it down and get their first win of the tournament or will the Netherlands make it two wins in a row? An exciting second half is up on the cards. Do join us in a bit for the second innings.
Sybrand Engelbrecht, the top-scorer for Netherlands is up for a quick chat.  He says that he is happy with his knock and thinks that this is a competitive total. Credits Logan van Beek for his batting as well and says that the pitch is a bit tricky. Tells that there is some turn but they need to bowl really well to defend this one. Mentions that it was important to bat deep and they managed to do that so he is happy with it. End by saying they are up for the challenge.
Kasun Rajitha started nicely with the ball and removed the top three batters in his opening spell. He came back at the end and picked up the crucial wicket of van Beek to end with a 4-fer. Dilshan Madhushanka carried on his fine form and snapped 4 for 49 in his yet another impressive outing with the ball. Theekshana picked up a wicket in the middle. Sri Lanka have done decently well but will be unhappy to let things slip in the second half of the innings. They would have liked to dismiss the Netherlands below 200 but will now have to chase 263.
A brilliant recovery from the Netherlands gets them to a reasonable score of 262 in their allotted overs. Opting to bat first, the Dutch were reeling at 91 for 6 in the 23rd over and were in all sorts of trouble. They were in danger of not batting out their overs but Sybrand Engelbrecht and Logan van Beek got together and added a brilliant 130 for the seventh wicket. The duo absorbed the pressure and went about ticking the score early on. Once set, the batters took charge and got boundaries at will. Engelbrecht made an outstanding 70 off 82 while Logan van Beek supported him well and scored a well-made 59 off 75. The lower order got some handy runs at the backend and took their side over 260.
49.5
over
49.5 | 5 Runs | HH: 262/10
49.5
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Paul van Meekeren, NO BALL AND RUN OUT! A chaotic end to the innings! This is full and around off, Paul van Meekeren looks to reverse-scoop it but misses and looks at the keeper. However, his partner sets off for the run and is already halfway through when Paul van Meekeren starts to run, Kusal Mendis throws it to the bowler where Dilshan Madushanka collects it and takes a couple of steps towards the stump and underarms the ball to break it with the batter nowhere near the creases. The umpire signals a No Ball for overstepping but the run out stands and Netherlands misses out on a Free Hit on the last ball. The Dutch finish on 262!
49.4
2
Dilshan Madushanka to Paul van Meekeren, Just short! A good effort though! This is a low full toss, on off, Paul van Meekeren slices it in the air in front of sweeper covers where Charith Asalanka runs forward and dives but just fails to reach it as the ball  Two runs taken!
49.3
Dilshan Madushanka to Paul van Meekeren, Dilshan Madushanka bangs in a bouncer now, on middle and leg, Paul van Meekeren looks to pull but misses.
49.2
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Aryan Dutt, A yorker now, on middle, Aryan Dutt digs it out towards long on for a run.
49.1
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Paul van Meekeren, Full and on middle, Paul van Meekeren moves across and scoops it towards fine leg for a single.
49
over
49 | 11 Runs | HH: 257/9
48.6
4
Kasun Rajitha to Aryan Dutt, FOUR! Just wide! This is slower again, full and outside off, Aryan Dutt slashes at it but gets an outside edge wide of short third man where the fielder dives to his left but fails to reach it as the ball races to the fence for a boundary.
48.5
1
Kasun Rajitha to Paul van Meekeren, On a length and on middle, Paul van Meekeren flicks it over mid-wicket for a single.
Paul van Meekeren is the last man in.
48.4
W
Kasun Rajitha to Logan van Beek, OUT! TAKEN! A brilliant catch in the deep! Kasun Rajitha serves this full and around off, slower again, Logan van Beek tries to slog it away but fails to get under it fully and hits it flatter and in the air wide of deep mid-wicket where Charith Asalanka runs to his right and dives to take a spectacular catch. The umpires watch a few replays and is satisfied that it is a clean catch. Logan van Beek goes back after an excellent knock here as Netherlands go nine down.
48.3
Kasun Rajitha to Logan van Beek, Fuller one and outside ff, Logan van Beek moves across to loft it away but misses. No wide given.
48.2
1
Kasun Rajitha to Aryan Dutt, A good yorker now, on off, Aryan Dutt jams it out towards long off for one.
48.1
2
Kasun Rajitha to Aryan Dutt, Another slower one, full and on middle, Aryan Dutt nudges it towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
48.1
1
Kasun Rajitha to Aryan Dutt, Length again, outside off again, Aryan Dutt fails to reach it. Wided again.
48.1
2
Kasun Rajitha to Logan van Beek, On a length but way outside off, slower too, Logan van Beek leaves it alone and Kusal Mendis only manages to parry it to his right. A bye is taken and it is called a wide.
48
over
48 | 3 Runs | HH: 246/8
47.6
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Logan van Beek, A slower one, full and on off, Logan van Beek throws his bat at it and stabs it wide of the keeper for a quick run. There is a chance of an overthrow but the batters decides against it.
47.5
Dilshan Madushanka to Logan van Beek, Dilshan Madushanka bangs in another bouner, on middle and leg, Logan van Beek looks to pull it away but misses.
47.4
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Aryan Dutt, Fuller and on off, Aryan Dutt drills it towards mid off for a single.
47.3
Dilshan Madushanka to Aryan Dutt, Dilshan Madushanka nails the yorker now, on middle, angling in, Aryan Dutt digs it out towards the bowler.
Aryan Dutt is the next man in.
47.2
W
Dilshan Madushanka to Roelof van der Merwe, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Another one bites the dust! Roelof van der Merwe fails to make much impact in this game. Dilshan Madushanka sees the batter back away and bangs in a bouncer, on leg, Roelof van der Merwe tries to ramp it away but is too late to take his gloves away as the ball loops up of them to the keeper where Kusal Mendis pouches it safely and the batter ends up on the ground. Netherlands eight down now!
47.1
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Logan van Beek, On a length and on middle, Logan van Beek pats it down towars square leg for a single.
47
over
47 | 13 Runs | HH: 243/7
46.6
2
Chamika Karunaratne to Roelof van der Merwe, In the air..safe! This is slower again, full and on middle, Roelof van der Merwe mistimes his heave in the air but the ball falls well in front of deep mid-wicket. Two runs taken.
46.5
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Logan van Beek, Another slower one, short and on middle, Logan van Beek pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for one.
46.4
6
Chamika Karunaratne to Logan van Beek, SIX! BOOM! Logan van Beek shows his muscle strength now! Chamika Karunaratne serves this full and around off, Logan van Beek moves across and launches it over the long off fence for a biggie.
46.4
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Logan van Beek, Length again but way outside off again, Logan van Beek offers no shot at it. Wided again.
46.3
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Roelof van der Merwe, On a length and on middle, Roelof van der Merwe works it with the inner half of his bat through square leg for a single.
46.3
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Roelof van der Merwe, A slower one, full but way outside off, Roelof van der Merwe leaves it alone. Wided.
46.2
Chamika Karunaratne to Roelof van der Merwe, Short of a length and outside off, Roelof van der Merwe looks to cut it away but misses.
46.1
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Logan van Beek, FIFTY FOR VAN BEEK! He is very lucky to get to it as Sri Lanka misses an easy run out opportunity here. This is full and on off, Logan van Beek drills it towards extra covers and sets off for the run, he stops for a bit and then starts again, Dunith Wellalage picks up and throws it to the bowler's end where Chamika Karunaratne lose his balance and fails to collect it on the run. Van Beek raises his bat to celebrate a lovely knock!
46
over
46 | 9 Runs | HH: 230/7
45.6
2
Dilshan Madushanka to Roelof van der Merwe, A low full toss, on leg, Roelof van der Merwe whips it towards deep square leg for a brace, there is a fumble and Roelof van der Merwe wants the third but he is sent back.
45.6
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Roelof van der Merwe, A slower bouncer now but goes well over the batter's head, Roelof van der Merwe leaves it alone. It is called a wide and the second of the over.
45.5
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Logan van Beek, Overpitched and on middle, Logan van Beek knocks it towards mid off for one more.
45.4
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Roelof van der Merwe, Back of a length and on leg, Roelof van der Merwe late-cuts it towards point for one.
45.3
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Logan van Beek, On a length and on off, Logan van Beek pushes it towards extra covers for a run.
45.2
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Roelof van der Merwe, Pitched up, on off, Roelof van der Merwe drills it towards mid off and scampers across for a single.
45.2
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Roelof van der Merwe, Fuller one but down the leg side, Roelof van der Merwe misses his glance. It is called a wide.
45.2
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Roelof van der Merwe, Dilshan Madushanka bangs in a bouncer now, too high and outside off, Roelof van der Merwe lets it go to the keeper. Wided.
45.1
W
Dilshan Madushanka to Sybrand Engelbrecht, OUT! BOWLED'EM! Dilshan Madushanka strikes again here! Sri Lanka gets the crucial breakthrough. Dilshan Madushanka serves this full and straight in line with the stumps, Sybrand Engelbrecht moves too far across and goes down to scoop it away but yorks himself and misses as the ball goes through to rattle the stumps. Sybrand Engelbrecht is not happy with himself but he has done his job for Netherlands. Also, Roelof van der Merwe is the next man in.
45
over
45 | 10 Runs | HH: 221/6
44.6
4
Chamika Karunaratne to Logan van Beek, FOUR! Logan van Beek finds the fence now! Chamika Karunaratne serves this full and around off, Logan van Beek shuffles across and goes down to slog it away towards the vacant deep square leg fence for a boundary.
44.5
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Change of pace again, on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht lifts it over extra covers for one.
44.4
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Logan van Beek, A full toss, on off, Logan van Beek moves across and swipes it off the inner half of the bat towards deep mid-wicket for another run.
44.3
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Another slower delivery, on a length and on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht punches it towards sweeper covers for a run.
44.2
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Logan van Beek, Goes a bit fuller and on middle, slower too, Logan van Beek lofts it on the bounce to wide long on for a single.
44.1
2
Chamika Karunaratne to Logan van Beek, Back of a length and outside off, Logan van Beek cuts it over point for a couple of runs.
44
over
44 | 7 Runs | HH: 211/6
43.6
2
Maheesh Theekshana to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Buzzers! A bit quicker, full and on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht drives it towards covers and sets off for the run, the fielder hits the stumps at the bowler;s end but it looks like the batter has made his ground and the ball deflects towards long on. The batters get an extra run now.
43.5
Maheesh Theekshana to Sybrand Engelbrecht, DROPPED! A tough chance though! This is flatter, full and on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht backs away and drills it uppishly down the pitch where Maheesh Theekshana goes with only his right hand but fails to hold on to it. Another chance goes begging!
43.5
2
Maheesh Theekshana to Logan van Beek, Fires this one full and down the leg side, Logan van Beek misses his flick and the ball hits the pads of Kusal Mendis and lobs behind. A bye is taken and it is called a wide.
43.4
Maheesh Theekshana to Logan van Beek, Flighted, full and on middle, Logan van Beek blocks it out.
43.3
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Floated, full and on leg, Sybrand Engelbrecht backs away and smacks it towards long on for another run.
43.2
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Logan van Beek, A low full toss, on middle, Logan van Beek drills it wide of long on for a run.
43.1
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Tossed up, full and on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht reverse-sweeps it towards point for a single.
43
over
43 | 6 Runs | HH: 204/6
42.6
2
Chamika Karunaratne to Logan van Beek, Overpitched and on middle, slower too, Logan van Beek tucks it through mid-wicket for another couple of runs. This is excellent stuff from Netherlands!
42.5
Chamika Karunaratne to Logan van Beek, Another change of pace delivery, on off, shaping away, Logan van Beek looks to heave it away but misses.
42.4
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Pitched up, on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht chips it towards long off for one.
42.3
2
Chamika Karunaratne to Sybrand Engelbrecht, DROPPED! Not what Sri Lanka wanted at this stage as this stand is now hurting them badly. This is full and outside off, Sybrand Engelbrecht siices it in the air in front of deep point where Dushan Hemantha runs forward and dives, gets both hands on it but spills it out. Two runs taken!
42.2
Chamika Karunaratne to Sybrand Engelbrecht, FIVE PENALTY RUNS! Chamika Karunaratne bowls the slower delivery again, outside off, Sybrand Engelbrecht goes through his shot early and misses as the ball goes on the bounce to the keeper where Kusal Mendis fails to collect it due to the spin and the ball rolls to hit the helmet. The umpire signals for the five penalty runs.
Chamika Karunaratne to Sybrand Engelbrecht, 5 Penalty runs awarded to Netherlands.
42.1
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Logan van Beek, A slower one now, back of a length and around off, Logan van Beek punches it through covers for a single.
42
over
42 | 6 Runs | HH: 193/6
41.6
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Logan van Beek, Slower through the air, on off, Logan van Beek leans on and taps it wide of short covers for one more.
41.5
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Flighted, full and on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht lofts it towards wide of long off for one.
41.4
2
Maheesh Theekshana to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Flatter, short and on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht flicks it off the back foot towards deep square leg and comes back for the second run. Good running! That also brings up the 100-run partnership between these two batters.
41.3
Maheesh Theekshana to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Quicker, full and on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht turns it to the leg side.
41.2
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Logan van Beek, Floated, full and on off, Logan van Beek reverse-sweeps it towards short third man for a quick single.
41.1
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Tossed up, on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht goes down and makes it a full toss to reverse-paddle it wide of short third man for a single.
41
over
41 | 12 Runs | HH: 187/6
40.6
1
Kasun Rajitha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, On a length and on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht works it towards square leg for one.
40.5
4
Kasun Rajitha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, FOUR! Lovely shot! Kasun Rajitha lands this back of a length and around off, Sybrand Engelbrecht gets on top of the bounce and crunches it with sweet timing through extra covers for a boundary.
40.5
1
Kasun Rajitha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Full again but way down the leg side, Sybrand Engelbrecht has a wild swipe at it but misses. Wided.
40.4
2
Kasun Rajitha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Fuller and outside off, Sybrand Engelbrecht slices it over point for a brace.
40.3
1
Kasun Rajitha to Logan van Beek, A slower yorker now, on middle, Logan van Beek digs it out to the leg side for a run.
40.2
1
Kasun Rajitha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, MAIDEN ODI FIFTY FOR ENGLEBRECHT! A fine knock from him and that too when his team needed it the most. He will want to finish on a high here. This is full again, on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht pushes it through covers for a single.
40.1
2
Kasun Rajitha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Fuller one and on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht drives it firmly through covers for a brace.
Powerplay 3! Sri Lanka can now have five fielders outside the inner ring. Also, Kasun Rajitha (7-0-27-3) is back on. The six overs between Rajitha and Dilshan Madushanka will be crucial for Lanka.
40
over
40 | 2 Runs | HH: 175/6
39.6
Maheesh Theekshana to Logan van Beek, Short again, on off, Logan van Beek stabs it towards short covers this time.
39.5
Maheesh Theekshana to Logan van Beek, Pushed through quicker, short and on middle, Logan van Beek stays back and tucks it towards short mid-wicket.
39.4
Maheesh Theekshana to Logan van Beek, Darts this one full and on middle, Logan van Beek drills it back to the bowler.
39.3
Maheesh Theekshana to Logan van Beek, Quicker one, full and on off, Logan van Beek knocks it to the left of the bowler.
39.2
Maheesh Theekshana to Logan van Beek, Floated, full and on off, turns in sharply, Logan van Beek stays back and keeps it out to the leg side.
39.1
2
Maheesh Theekshana to Logan van Beek, Flatter, short and on off, turns in, Logan van Beek moves back and punches it wide of sweeper covers for a couple of runs.
39
over
39 | 8 Runs | HH: 173/6
38.6
1
Dushan Hemantha to Logan van Beek, Flighted, full and on middle, Logan van Beek goes down and sweeps it towards deep mid-wicket for one more.
38.5
1
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Goes short and around off, Sybrand Engelbrecht moves back and punches it through covers for one.
38.4
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Floated, full and on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht drives it firmly but the fielder at short covers dives to his left to stop it.
38.3
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Tossed up, full and on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht pushes it towards short covers.
38.2
6
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, SIX! PUNISHED! Dushan Hemantha serves a juicy full toss, on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht whacks it over the deep mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
38.1
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Short and on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht moves back and slaps it towards mid on.
38
over
38 | 4 Runs | HH: 165/6
37.6
Dhananjaya de Silva to Logan van Beek, Flatter, full and on off, Logan van Beek pushes it towards short covers.
37.5
Dhananjaya de Silva to Logan van Beek, Looped up, full and on middle, Logan van Beek knocks it back to the bowler.
37.5
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Logan van Beek, Fires this one full but down the leg side, Logan van Beek leaves it alone. Wided again!
37.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Short and on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht moves back and flicks it through square leg for a run.
37.3
Dhananjaya de Silva to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Flighted, full and on of, Sybrand Engelbrecht defends it on the front foot.
37.3
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Slower through the air, on middle, turns into leg, Sybrand Engelbrecht misses to work it away. Wided.
37.2
Dhananjaya de Silva to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Tossed up, full and on off, goes with the angle, Sybrand Engelbrecht prods forward to defend but misses it completely.
37.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Logan van Beek, Short and on middle, Logan van Beek moves back and pats it past mid-wicket for a single.
37
over
37 | 8 Runs | HH: 161/6
36.6
1
Dushan Hemantha to Logan van Beek, Very full at the stumps, van Beek sweeps it hard to deep square leg for one.
36.5
Dushan Hemantha to Logan van Beek, Tossed up at the stumps. van Beek gets forward and defends.
36.4
1
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Floated around off, drilled to wide long-off for one.
36.3
4
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, FOUR! Shortish and outside off. Sybrand Engelbrecht cuts it past the backward point fielder for a boundary.
36.2
1
Dushan Hemantha to Logan van Beek, Full on off, paddled to short fine leg for a single.
36.1
1
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Shortish leg break outside off, cut away to deep point for one.
36
over
36 | 2 Runs | HH: 153/6
35.6
Dhananjaya de Silva to Logan van Beek, Flighted delivery on the stumps, van Beek gets low and looks to reverse lap it but gets a top edge on his helmet. Luckily it doesn't lob and it falls on the ground in front of him.
35.5
Dhananjaya de Silva to Logan van Beek, Flat and outside off, van Beek taps it in front of covers by pressing forward. Engelbrecht wants a quick run but is sent back by his partner in time.
35.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Full and just outside off, Sybrand Engelbrecht uses the feet and pushes it through covers for one.
35.3
Dhananjaya de Silva to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Full and quick at the stumps, Engelbrecht defends it forward.
35.2
Dhananjaya de Silva to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Full on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht gets forward and blocks.
35.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Logan van Beek, Flat on the leg peg. van Beek turns it to backward square leg for one.
35
over
35 | 6 Runs | HH: 151/6
34.6
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Full on the leg peg. Sybrand Engelbrecht blocks it to short mid-wicket.
34.5
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Tossed up on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht prods forward and defends.
34.4
1
Dushan Hemantha to Logan van Beek, Low full toss at the stumps, swept to deep mid-wicket for one.
34.3
1
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Tossed up at the stumps, driven to long-off for one.
34.2
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Tossed up on off. Sybrand Engelbrecht prods and defends forward.
34.1
4
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, FOUR! BANG! Drops it short and around off. Sybrand Engelbrecht rocks back and dispatches it to the deep mid-wicket fence for four runs.
34
over
34 | 11 Runs | HH: 145/6
33.6
2
Chamika Karunaratne to Logan van Beek, Back of a length outside off. van Beek knocks it through covers for a couple.
33.5
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Hard-length outside off. Sybrand Engelbrecht runs it down to third man for a single.
33.5
5
Chamika Karunaratne to Sybrand Engelbrecht, WIDES! Dug it in short again and goes way over the batter. Sybrand Engelbrecht sways away and Mendis fails to collect it too. The ball runs away for five extras.
33.5
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Sybrand Engelbrecht, WIDE! Bangs it too short and outside off. Goes way over the batter. The umpire signals it an extra.
33.4
Chamika Karunaratne to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Back of a length on off. Sybrand Engelbrecht punches it to short cover.
33.3
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Logan van Beek, Bangs it short and around off. van Beek misuces the pull into the leg side for one.
33.2
Chamika Karunaratne to Logan van Beek, Back of a length outside off. van Beek is into the shot but gets beaten by the extra bounce.
33.1
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Short and angled into the batter. Sybrand Engelbrecht pulls it to deep square leg for one.
33
over
33 | 3 Runs | HH: 134/6
32.6
Dushan Hemantha to Logan van Beek, Tossed up around off. van Beek pushes into covers.
32.5
1
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Fuller leg break outside off, Sybrand Engelbrecht drives it through covers for one.
32.4
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Tossed up on off, pushed to mid-on.
32.3
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Shortish on off, half-pulls it to mid-on.
32.2
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Full on off. Blocked to mid-on.
32.1
2
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Shortish and just outside off, cut away to deep extra cover for a couple.
32
over
32 | 2 Runs | HH: 131/6
31.6
Dhananjaya de Silva to Logan van Beek, Flat on off, van Beek defends with a dead bat.
31.5
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Tossed up around leg, Engelbrecht gets low and reverse sweeps it towards the sweeper in the off side for a single.
31.4
Dhananjaya de Silva to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Slightly short and turns in to hit Engelbrecht on the pads as he tries to flick it but misses.
31.3
Dhananjaya de Silva to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Loopy delivery on middle and leg, tucked to mid-wicket.
31.2
Dhananjaya de Silva to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Tossed up on off. Sybrand Engelbrecht prods and defends.
31.1
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Logan van Beek, Tossed up from round the wicket, nudged in front of square leg for a single
31
over
31 | 8 Runs | HH: 129/6
30.6
1
Dushan Hemantha to Logan van Beek, Tossed up on off. van Beek slogs it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
30.5
Dushan Hemantha to Logan van Beek, Flatter leg break on off. van Beek bunts it back at Hemantha.
30.4
2
Dushan Hemantha to Logan van Beek, Leg break on off. van Beek gets low and paddles it to fine leg for a couple.
30.3
1
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Flighted leg-break outside off, Engelbrecht pushes it towards long off for a single.
30.2
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Full at the stumps. Bunted back at the bowler.
30.1
4
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, FOUR! A much-needed boundary for the Netherlands! Tosses it full and down the leg. Sybrand Engelbrecht gets low and sweeps it powerfully to the deep backward square leg fence for four runs.
30
over
30 | 5 Runs | HH: 121/6
29.6
Dhananjaya de Silva to Logan van Beek, Full on the leg peg. Defended forward.
29.5
Dhananjaya de Silva to Logan van Beek, Goes on with the arm and skids through just outside off. van Beek comes forward as the ball beats the outside edge.
29.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Flat on off, pushed to mid-off for a run.
29.4
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Sybrand Engelbrecht, WIDE! Length delivery, down the leg side, for an extra run.
29.3
Dhananjaya de Silva to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Length delivery, on the stumps, reverse sweep, hits the pads, loud appeal but umpire not interested.
29.2
Dhananjaya de Silva to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Full length delivery, on the off stump, defends it in front.
29.1
3
Dhananjaya de Silva to Logan van Beek, Dhananjaya de Silva starts off with a full ball around off. van Beek reverse sweeps this to the third man region and picks up three runs.
29
over
29 | 2 Runs | HH: 116/6
28.6
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Full on the middle and leg. Sybrand Engelbrecht comes forward and is stuck around the pad. A stifled appeal but probably going down the leg.
28.5
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Leg break, just outside off. Sybrand Engelbrecht prods as the ball turns and rips past his outside edge.
28.4
1
Dushan Hemantha to Logan van Beek, Very full at the stumps. van Beek sweeps it to deep square leg for a single.
28.3
1
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Slightly short and outside off, cut away past backward point for a single.
28.2
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Full and at the stumps. Sybrand Engelbrecht pushes it back at Hemantha.
28.1
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Tossed up at the stumps. Sybrand Engelbrecht turns it to short mid-wicket.
28
over
28 | 4 Runs | HH: 114/6
27.6
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Full on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht eases it to long-on for a single.
27.5
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Logan van Beek, Tosses it up full and outside off. van Beek heaves it to wide long-on for a run.
27.4
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Fired in at the stumps. Sybrand Engelbrecht punches it to long-on for one.
27.3
Maheesh Theekshana to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Full on off, bunted back at Theekshana.
27.2
Maheesh Theekshana to Sybrand Engelbrecht, JAFFA! Pitched up full and spins away just outside off. Sybrand Engelbrecht looks to play across the line and gets beaten all ends up.
27.1
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Logan van Beek, Full and quick around off. van Beek pushes it through covers for a run.
27
over
27 | 4 Runs | HH: 110/6
26.6
1
Dushan Hemantha to Logan van Beek, Flat and on off. van Beek pulls it through square leg for a single.
26.5
Dushan Hemantha to Logan van Beek, Very full around off. van Beek gets low for the sweep but ends up bunting it back to the bowler.
26.4
Dushan Hemantha to Logan van Beek, Tossed up on the leg peg. van Beek turns it to short mid-wicket.
26.3
2
Dushan Hemantha to Logan van Beek, Very full on the middle and leg, swept hard toward the long leg region for a couple.
26.2
1
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Leg break around off. Sybrand Engelbrecht dabs it to point for one.
26.1
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Floated full at the stumps. Sybrand Engelbrecht bunts it back at Hemanta.
26
over
26 | 3 Runs | HH: 106/6
25.6
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Turning down the leg. Sybrand Engelbrecht nudges it to square leg for a run.
25.5
Maheesh Theekshana to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Shortish and outside off. Sybrand Engelbrecht cuts and misses.
25.4
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Logan van Beek, Tossed up on the middle and leg. van Beek eases it to long-on for one.
25.3
Maheesh Theekshana to Logan van Beek, Flat and on off. van Beek hangs back and defends.
25.2
Maheesh Theekshana to Logan van Beek, Full and straight at the stumps. van Beek prods and blocks.
25.1
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Tossed up, full and on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht drills it towards long on for a single.
25
over
25 | 3 Runs | HH: 103/6
24.6
1
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Another short delivery, on off, Sybrand Engelbrecht moves back and forces it towards deep point for one.
24.5
1
Dushan Hemantha to Logan van Beek, Short and around off, Logan van Beek punches it towards sweeper covers for a run.
24.4
Dushan Hemantha to Logan van Beek, Flighted, full and around leg, Logan van Beek goes down and paddles it towards backward square leg.
24.3
Dushan Hemantha to Logan van Beek, Floated, full and on middle, Logan van Beek blocks it out.
24.2
Dushan Hemantha to Logan van Beek, RIPPER! This is tossed up, full and on off, grips and turns away sharply, Logan van Beek prods forward to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.
24.1
1
Dushan Hemantha to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Dushan Hemantha begins with a short delivery, on middle, Sybrand Engelbrecht backs away and cuts it through cover-point for a single.
24
over
24 | 5 Runs | HH: 100/6
23.6
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Shortish and turning into the batter. Sybrand Engelbrecht pulls it to deep backward square leg for one.
23.5
3
Maheesh Theekshana to Logan van Beek, Full on the middle and leg. van Beek works it through backward square leg region and collects three runs.
23.4
Maheesh Theekshana to Logan van Beek, Tossed up on off. van Beek bunts it back to Theekshana.
23.3
Maheesh Theekshana to Logan van Beek, Full and straight at the stumps. van Beek sweeps and misses. A loud appeal but the umpire was unmoved. Probably pitching outside off.
23.2
Maheesh Theekshana to Logan van Beek, Tossed up around off, van Beek drives it to short cover.
23.2
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Logan van Beek, WIDE! Turning down the leg. van Beek plays and misses. Wide signaled by the umpire.
23.1
Maheesh Theekshana to Logan van Beek, Flat and around off. van Beek stays back and defends into covers.
23
over
23 | 3 Runs | HH: 95/6
22.6
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Logan van Beek, Back of a length outside off. van Beek forces this through covers for a single.
22.5
Chamika Karunaratne to Logan van Beek, Good length delivery at the stumps. van Beek defends it forward.
22.4
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Good length on off. Sybrand Engelbrecht taps into the covers for a single.
22.3
Chamika Karunaratne to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Length and angled down the leg. Engelbrecht turns it off the pad and rolls away to the keeper.
22.2
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Logan van Beek, Slower length ball on off. van Beek dabs it past backward point for a single.
22.1
Chamika Karunaratne to Logan van Beek, Back of a-length delivery jags back into the batter. van Beek jumps and drops into the pitch.
22
over
22 | 2 Runs | HH: 92/6
21.6
Maheesh Theekshana to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Tossed up on off. Sybrand Engelbrecht prods and defends.
21.5
Maheesh Theekshana to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Flat and spins away around off. Sybrand Engelbrecht gets forward and is beaten on the outside edge.
21.4
Maheesh Theekshana to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Flat on off.. Sybrand Engelbrecht defends with a dead bat.
21.3
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Logan van Beek, Full-length delivery, on the off stump, van Beek nudges it through square leg for a quick single.
Logan van Beek is the new batter for the Netherlands.
21.2
W
Maheesh Theekshana to Scott Edwards, OUT! BOWLED'EM! Maheesh Theekshana strikes! Massive wicket for Sri Lanka. The off-break delivery spun into the batter. Edwards looks to play this through the off-side but gets an inside edge and the ball clatters into the stumps. Sri Lanka are on a roll as they pick the sixth Dutch wicket. The hero from their last game, Scott Edwards, is back in the pavilion.
21.1
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Tossed up around off. Sybrand Engelbrecht turns into the on-side for a single.
21
over
21 | 9 Runs | HH: 90/5
20.6
4
Dilshan Madushanka to Scott Edwards, That was unnecessary! Poor from Dilshan Madushanka! Pitched up full and at the stumps. Scott Edwards bunts it back at the bowler. He fires it it back toward the batter but a wayward throw gets it past the keeper and down to fine leg for four easy runs.
20.5
2
Dilshan Madushanka to Scott Edwards, Full-length on off. Edwards punches it through extra cover and collects two more.
20.4
Dilshan Madushanka to Scott Edwards, Surprise short ball on the middle and off stump line. Scott Edwards sways out of the line and lets it go.
20.3
Dilshan Madushanka to Scott Edwards, Length delivery angling in. Scott Edwards looks to carve it away but fails to connect.
20.2
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Full and angling into the batter. Sybrand Engelbrecht gets an inside edge to fine leg for a streaky run.
20.1
2
Dilshan Madushanka to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Pitched up full and around off. Sybrand Engelbrecht drives it to the deep extra cover region for a couple.
20
over
20 | 8 Runs | HH: 81/5
19.6
2
Maheesh Theekshana to Scott Edwards, Low full toss on the middle and leg. Scott Edwards works it through square leg and scampers back for the second.
19.5
Maheesh Theekshana to Scott Edwards, Fired in at the stumps. Edwards turns it to short mid-wicket.
19.4
2
Maheesh Theekshana to Scott Edwards, Drifted down the leg. Scott Edwards comes across and nudges it to the fine leg region for a couple.
19.3
2
Maheesh Theekshana to Scott Edwards, Full and turning down the leg. Scott Edwards gets across and sweeps it to fine leg for two more.
19.2
Maheesh Theekshana to Scott Edwards, Drifted on the pad. Edwards goes back and nugdes it to backward square leg.
19.1
2
Maheesh Theekshana to Scott Edwards, Tosses it up at the stumps. Edwards gets low and sweeps it over the keeper and down to fine leg for a couple.
19
over
19 | 2 Runs | HH: 73/5
18.6
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Scott Edwards, Full-length around off. Edwards looks to drive through covers but gets an inside edge that rolls past square leg for a single.
18.5
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Sybrand Engelbrecht, Pitched up full and just outside off. Sybrand Engelbrecht pushes it through cover-point for a single.
Sybrand Engelbrecht walks in at 7.
18.4
W
Dilshan Madushanka to Teja Nidamanuru, OUT! LBW! Full-length delivery angling into the batter. Teja Nidamanuru flicks across the line and is stuck in front. A loud appeal from Mahdushanka but the umpire was unmoved. Sri Lanka takes the review. The ball tracking shows Three Reds and Teja Nidamanuru is a goner. Excellent review from the Lankans and the Dutch have lost half their side now.
18.3
Dilshan Madushanka to Teja Nidamanuru, Length again and jags back in, just outside off. Teja Nidamanuru gets forward and is beaten on the inside.
18.2
Dilshan Madushanka to Teja Nidamanuru, Good length delivery outside off. Teja Nidamanuru shoulders arms on it.
18.1
Dilshan Madushanka to Teja Nidamanuru, Length delivery just outside off. Teja Nidamanuru has a poke at it as the ball zips past the outside edge.
18
over
18 | 3 Runs | HH: 71/4
17.6
Maheesh Theekshana to Scott Edwards, Fired in on the leg peg. Scott Edwards looks to play this through square leg but gets a leading edge along the carpet to short cover.
17.5
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Teja Nidamanuru, Full and quick on the leg peg. Teja Nidamanuru eases it to long on for one.
17.4
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Scott Edwards, Full on the middle and leg. Scott Edwards reverse sweeps this through the backward point region for a single to get off the mark.
17.3
Maheesh Theekshana to Scott Edwards, Full and at the stumps. Edwards blocks it to short mid-wicket.
17.2
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Teja Nidamanuru, Slightly short and outside off. Teja Nidamanuru knocks it through cover-point for one.
17.1
Maheesh Theekshana to Teja Nidamanuru, Tossed up on off. Teja Nidamanuru prods and defends.
17
over
17 | 4 Runs | HH: 68/4
16.6
Dilshan Madushanka to Scott Edwards, Full and slanting on the leg peg. Edwards flicks and misses, gets a thud on the pad. Loud appeal but this was going down.
Scott Edwards, the Netherlands skipper walks into bat.
16.5
W
Dilshan Madushanka to Bas de Leede, OUT! CAUGHT! Dilshan Madushanka bowls this short and outside off. de Leede looks to uppercut this but goes toward the third-man fielder. Kusal Perera stationed there, comes running in from the ropes and takes a brilliant catch. He does well to keep the ball in his hands even after his hands hit the ground. Huge wicket for Sri Lanka as the in-form Bas de Leede departs early.
16.4
2
Dilshan Madushanka to Bas de Leede, Length delivery outside off. Bas de Leede guides it to the deep third region and comes back for the second.
16.3
Dilshan Madushanka to Bas de Leede, Fuller length angling in around off, de Leede looks to drive and gets an inside edge onto the pitch.
16.2
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Teja Nidamanuru, Fuller length wide outside off, Teja Nidamanuru works this towards the point region for a single.
16.1
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Bas de Leede, LEG BYE! Back of a length on the leg peg. Bas de Leede tucks it off the pad into the on-side for a leg bye.
16
over
16 | 4 Runs | HH: 64/3
15.6
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Bas de Leede, Full around off, driven to long off for one.
15.5
Maheesh Theekshana to Bas de Leede, Flat on off. Bas de Leede hangs back and defends.
15.4
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Teja Nidamanuru, Full again on off. Teja Nidamanuru bunts it down the ground for a run.
15.3
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Bas de Leede, Tossed up full and at the stumps. de Leede pushes it past the bowler and crosses for a quick single.
15.2
1
Maheesh Theekshana to Teja Nidamanuru, Full again, outside off. Teja Nidamanuru drives it to mid-off for a single.
15.1
Maheesh Theekshana to Teja Nidamanuru, Maheesh Theekshana begins with a full ball on middle and off. Teja Nidamanuru turns this into the on side.
15
over
15 | 3 Runs | HH: 60/3
14.6
Chamika Karunaratne to Bas de Leede, Good length again around off. de Leede blocks into the off-side.
14.5
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Teja Nidamanuru, Good length delivery on off. Teja Nidamanuru skips down and taps it through cover-point region for a single.
14.4
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Bas de Leede, Back of a length angled down the leg. de Leede helps it to fine leg for a single.
14.3
Chamika Karunaratne to Bas de Leede, Full-length delivery and at the stumps. de Leede defends it forward.
14.2
Chamika Karunaratne to Bas de Leede, Length and just outside off. Bas de Leede dabs it to backward point.
14.1
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Teja Nidamanuru, Hard-length on off. Teja Nidamanuru guides it to deep third for a single.
Drinks break! Sri Lanka are off to a fine start in the opening hours of his contest. Kasun Rajitha has been right on the money with the ball and picked up the first three wickets. The Lankans will want to keep the pressure on and get wickets at regular intervals. The Netherlands, on the other hand, will look to rebuild and get to a competitive score. Bas de Leede holds the key for the Dutch side and he will need support from Teja Nidamanuru and Scott Edwards to get them around 250.
14
over
14 | 3 Runs | HH: 57/3
13.6
1
Kasun Rajitha to Teja Nidamanuru, Full-length on off. Teja Nidamanuru guides it to third man for a single.
13.5
Kasun Rajitha to Teja Nidamanuru, Back of a length, and nips away just outside off. Teja Nidamanuru fishes at it and the ball beats his outside edge.
13.4
1
Kasun Rajitha to Bas de Leede, Full again outside off. de Leede drives this to deep point for a single.
13.3
Kasun Rajitha to Bas de Leede, Goes full and around off. de Leede gets forward and blocks it to short mid-wicket.
13.2
Kasun Rajitha to Bas de Leede, Fraction short of a good length and shaping away. de Leede plays inside the line and lets it pass.
13.1
1
Kasun Rajitha to Teja Nidamanuru, On a good length and around off. Teja Nidamanuru runs it down to third man for a single.
13
over
13 | Runs | HH: 54/3
12.6
Chamika Karunaratne to Bas de Leede, Back of a length around off. de Leede stabs this to backward point.
12.5
Chamika Karunaratne to Bas de Leede, Length delivery at the stumps. de Leede turns this into the on side.
12.4
Chamika Karunaratne to Bas de Leede, Full-length around off. de Leede pushes it to mid-off.
12.3
Chamika Karunaratne to Bas de Leede, Full-length delivery angling into the batter. de Leede plays across the line and gets stuck in front. A stifled appeal from the Sri Lankans but the umpire is unmoved. Kusal Mendis takes the review. The replays show no bat involved and the ball tracking shows wickets as Umpire's Call and Bas de Leede survives.
12.2
Chamika Karunaratne to Bas de Leede, Fuller length around off, de Leede drives it to the mid-off fielder.
12.1
Chamika Karunaratne to Bas de Leede, Good length angling in, de Leede comes down the track and defends it to the point region.
Teja Nidamanuru is the next man in.
12
over
12 | 3 Runs | HH: 54/3
11.6
W
Kasun Rajitha to Colin Ackermann, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! It is Kasun Rajitha vs Netherlands here! He gets his third wicket and the Dutch are in a spot of bother now. This is banged into the pitch and outside off, angles in and then shapes away a bit, Colin Ackermann slashes at it away from his body and only manages to nick it behind where Kusal Mendis makes no mistake. Ackermann walks back shaking his head as he knows it was a poor shot. Netherlands are three down now.
11.5
Kasun Rajitha to Colin Ackermann, Touch fuller and on off, shaping away, Colin Ackermann offers no shot at it.
11.4
Kasun Rajitha to Colin Ackermann, Short of a length and on off, Colin Ackermann stabs it towards point.
11.4
1
Kasun Rajitha to Colin Ackermann, Kasun Rajitha bangs in a bouncer now but too high, on off, Colin Ackermann ducks under it. It is called a wide and one for the over.
11.3
Kasun Rajitha to Colin Ackermann, Back of a length and on middle, Colin Ackermann blocks it back to the bowler.
11.2
Kasun Rajitha to Colin Ackermann, Length again, on off, Colin Ackermann steers it towards point.
11.1
2
Kasun Rajitha to Colin Ackermann, On length and on middle, Colin Ackermann nudges it towards deep mid-wicket and comes back for the second.
11
over
11 | 3 Runs | HH: 51/2
10.6
Chamika Karunaratne to Bas de Leede, Short of a length and outside off again, Bas de Leede goes for the cut but gets a bottom edge towards first slip.
10.5
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Colin Ackermann, Short again and outside off, Colin Ackermann cuts it through backward point for a single.
10.4
2
Chamika Karunaratne to Colin Ackermann, Short of a length and on off, Colin Ackermann punches it off the back foot towards sweeper covers for a couple of runs.
10.3
Chamika Karunaratne to Colin Ackermann, Touch fuller and on middle, angling in, Colin Ackermann knocks it back to the bowler.
10.2
Chamika Karunaratne to Colin Ackermann, Back of a length and on off, shaping in, Colin Ackermann taps it to the off side.
10.1
Chamika Karunaratne to Colin Ackermann, Fuller one and on off, Colin Ackermann looks to push it away but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
Powerplay 2! Sri Lanka can now have up to 4 players outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over. Also, Bas de Leede comes out to the middle now.
10
over
10 | 10 Runs | HH: 48/2
9.6
W
Kasun Rajitha to Max O'Dowd, OUT! DRAGGED ON! Kasun Rajitha strikes again! Max O'Dowd's struggle in the middle comes to an end now. This is pitched up once again and around off, nips back in a bit, Max O'Dowd goes for the big drive without any footwork and only manages to get an inside edge back onto the stumps. Netherlands lose both openers now!
9.6
1
Kasun Rajitha to Max O'Dowd, Full again but down the leg side this time, Max O'Dowd lets it go to the keeper. Wided.
9.5
1
Kasun Rajitha to Colin Ackermann, Fuller one and on off, Colin Ackermann drills it wide of mid off where Chamika Karunaratne runs to his right and dives to stop it well. They cross.
9.4
Kasun Rajitha to Colin Ackermann, Length again, on off, Colin Ackermann pushes it towards short covers.
9.3
Kasun Rajitha to Colin Ackermann, On a length and outside off, Colin Ackermann leaves it alone.
9.2
4
Kasun Rajitha to Colin Ackermann, FOUR! Another streaky boundary now! This is on a good length and around off, Colin Ackermann opens the face of the bat very late and gets a thick outside edge towards the third man fence for the second four of the over.
9.1
4
Kasun Rajitha to Colin Ackermann, Bizzare boundary! Kasun Rajitha serves this full and on off, Colin Ackermann drives it firmly towards wide of extra covers where Chamika Karunaratne dives to his left and grabs the ball with his left hand but as he is rolling over he loses control of the ball and it races to the fence for four more runs.
9
over
9 | 9 Runs | HH: 38/1
8.6
6
Chamika Karunaratne to Max O'Dowd, SIX! BANG! Max O'Dowd goes big now! Chamika Karunaratne lands this short and around middle, Max O'Dowd gets into position quickly and pulls it nicely over the deep square leg fence for a biggie.
8.5
Chamika Karunaratne to Max O'Dowd, Fullish and on middle, angling in, Max O'Dowd tries to work it away but misses and gets hit on the pads. There is a slight appeal for LBW, but the umpire remains unmoved.
8.4
Chamika Karunaratne to Max O'Dowd, Back of a length and on off, Max O'Dowd bunts it down towards short covers.
8.4
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Max O'Dowd, Another full delivery down the leg side, Max O'Dowd misses out on his flick again, It is called a wide.
8.3
Chamika Karunaratne to Max O'Dowd, Pulls his length back a bit, on middle, Max O'Dowd uses his feet but only manages to knock it down the pitch.
8.3
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Max O'Dowd, Goes fuller but down the leg side, Max O'Dowd misses his flick. Wided.
8.2
1
Chamika Karunaratne to Colin Ackermann, Length again, on off, Colin Ackermann works it wide of mid on for a quick single.
8.1
Chamika Karunaratne to Colin Ackermann, Chamika Karunaratne starts with a good-length delivery, on off, Colin Ackermann pushes it towards mid off.
8
over
8 | 6 Runs | HH: 29/1
7.6
Kasun Rajitha to Max O'Dowd, Back of a length and outside off, swinging away, Max O'Dowd looks to cut it away but fails to connect.
7.5
Kasun Rajitha to Max O'Dowd, Pulls his length back a bit, on middle, Max O'Dowd clips it towards mid-wicket.
7.4
Kasun Rajitha to Max O'Dowd, Just over! This is pitched up, on middle, nips away, Max O'Dowd looks to work it away but closes the face of the bat early and gets a leading edge which goes just over Rajitha towards mid off.
7.3
4
Kasun Rajitha to Max O'Dowd, FOUR! Max O'Dowd finds the gap this time! Kasun Rajitha serves this full again and around off, Max O'Dowd leans onto his drive nicely and creams it through covers for a boundary.
7.3
1
Kasun Rajitha to Max O'Dowd, Fuller but down the leg side, Max O'Dowd misses his glance. Wided.
7.2
1
Kasun Rajitha to Colin Ackermann, On a length and on off, keeps a bit low, Max O'Dowd guides it with the outer half of the bat towards third man for a single.
7.1
Kasun Rajitha to Colin Ackermann, Another beauty! Kasun Rajitha lands this on a hard length and on off, shapes away with good bounce, Colin Ackermann looks to keep it out but gets beaten on the outside edge.
7
over
7 | 5 Runs | HH: 23/1
6.6
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Colin Ackermann, Fuller one and on off, Colin Ackermann looks to drive it but gets an inside edge wide of mid-wicket. They cross.
6.5
Dilshan Madushanka to Colin Ackermann, This is on a hard length and on middle, Colin Ackermann looks to work it away but gets hit on his thigh pads.
6.4
4
Dilshan Madushanka to Colin Ackermann, FOUR! Fine shot! Dilshan Madushanka bangs this short and on middle, Colin Ackermann picks up the length early, swivels and pummels it towards the deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary.
6.3
Dilshan Madushanka to Colin Ackermann, Back of a length and on off, Colin Ackermann taps it in front of point.
6.2
Dilshan Madushanka to Colin Ackermann, An appeal for LBW, but turned down! Kusal Mendis has a chat with the bowler and takes the review. Dilshan Madushanka lands this on a good length, on middle, angles away but nips back in sharply after hitting the deck, Colin Ackermann looks to play at it but gets an inside edge onto his pads. It looks close in the replay but UltraEdge confirms the edge and Sri Lanka lose their review.
6.1
Dilshan Madushanka to Colin Ackermann, Fuller one and on middle, shaping in, Colin Ackermann blocks it back to the bowler. Lanka are not giving anything away here.
6
over
6 | 2 Runs | HH: 18/1
5.6
Kasun Rajitha to Max O'Dowd, Overpitched and on off, Max O'Dowd drills it towards wide mid off.
5.5
Kasun Rajitha to Max O'Dowd, This is on a good length and on off, shaping away, Max O'Dowd plays inside the line of it to leave it alone.
5.4
Kasun Rajitha to Max O'Dowd, Goes fuller and around off, Max O'Dowd drives it really hard but finds short covers.
5.3
Kasun Rajitha to Max O'Dowd, Short of a length and on off, Max O'Dowd keeps it out to the off side.
5.2
Kasun Rajitha to Max O'Dowd, Back of a length and around off, gets some extra bounce, Max O'Dowd withdraws his bat very late again
5.1
2
Kasun Rajitha to Max O'Dowd, On a length and on middle, Max O'Dowd nudges it towards deep square leg for a brace.
5
over
5 | 9 Runs | HH: 16/1
4.6
Dilshan Madushanka to Colin Ackermann, Short of a length and on off, Colin Ackermann hops up and keeps it out with the shoulder of the bat.
4.5
4
Dilshan Madushanka to Colin Ackermann, FOUR! Nice shot! Dilshan Madushanka pitches this one a bit too full, on middle, Colin Ackermann transfers his weight on the front foot and drives it sweetly down the ground as the ball beats the dive of the mid off fielder for another boundary.
4.4
4
Dilshan Madushanka to Colin Ackermann, EDGED AND FOUR! Dilshan Madushanka serves this full once more, on off, Colin Ackermann looks to drive it away but gets a thick outside edge past the diving first slip for a boundary. If there was a second slip, he would gobbled it up.
4.3
1
Dilshan Madushanka to Max O'Dowd, Pitched up and on off again, Max O'Dowd drills it wide of mid off for a quick single.
4.2
Dilshan Madushanka to Max O'Dowd, Goes fuller and around off, Max O'Dowd drives it firmly but straight to short covers.
4.1
Dilshan Madushanka to Max O'Dowd, On a length and on off, Max O'Dowd stabs it towards point.
4
over
4 | 1 Runs | HH: 7/1
3.6
Kasun Rajitha to Colin Ackermann, Short of a length and outside off again, Colin Ackermann lets it go to the keeper.
3.5
Kasun Rajitha to Colin Ackermann, Pitched up and outside off, Colin Ackermann tries to reach it but toe-ends it towards second slip.
Colin Ackermann walks out to bat at number 3.
3.4
W
Kasun Rajitha to Vikramjit Singh, OUT! LBW! Kasun Rajitha draws first blood! The pressure was piling up on Vikramjit Singh and he has caved under it. Rajitha serves this one full again and around middle, nips back in a shy bit, Vikramjit Singh gets stuck in his crease and tries to drive it down the ground but plays down the wrong line and gets hit on the pads right in front of the stumps. There is a huge appeal for LBW, and up goes the finger. Singh has a chat with his partner and takes the review, UltraEdge shows no bat involved and Ball Tracking indicates three reds. Netherlands lose their first wicket and the review as well.
3.3
1
Kasun Rajitha to Max O'Dowd, Touch fuller, outside off, Max O'Dowd throws his bat at it and slices it on the bounce to deep backward point for a single.
3.2
Kasun Rajitha to Max O'Dowd, Beaten again! This is really good stuff from Sri Lanka! Rajitha hits the same length, on off, shaping away too, Max O'Dowd slashes at it but misses as the ball just misses the outside edge again.
3.1
Kasun Rajitha to Max O'Dowd, BEATEN! Kasun Rajitha lands this on a good length and on off, shaping away, Max O'Dowd looks to steer it away but gets beaten on the outside edge.
3
over
3 | 4 Runs | HH: 6/0
2.6
Dilshan Madushanka to Vikramjit Singh, On a length and on middle, Vikramjit Singh knocks it towards mid on.
2.5
4
Dilshan Madushanka to Vikramjit Singh, FOUR! A freebie from Dilshan Madushanka and Vikramjit Singh gets off the mark on hi 11th ball. This is a juicy full toss, on middle, Vikramjit Singh stays there and nudges it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
2.4
Dilshan Madushanka to Vikramjit Singh, Short of a length and on off, Vikramjit Singh gets behind the line of it and blocks it out.
2.3
Dilshan Madushanka to Vikramjit Singh, Dilshan Madushanka bangs in a good bouncer at around 134 clicks, on off, Vikramjit Singh withdraws from his pull shot at the very last moment.
2.2
Dilshan Madushanka to Vikramjit Singh, Goes fuller and on off, Vikramjit Singh taps it towards covers.
2.1
Dilshan Madushanka to Vikramjit Singh, Back of a length and around off, shaping away, Vikramjit Singh tries to keep it out but gets beaten on the outside edge again.
2
over
2 | 2 Runs | HH: 2/0
1.6
Kasun Rajitha to Max O'Dowd, On a length and on off, keeps a bit low, Max O'Dowd tries to steer it away but misses as the ball goes on two bounces to the keeper.
1.5
Kasun Rajitha to Max O'Dowd, Fuller again and outside off, swinging away once again, Max O'Dowd is not interested in playing that.
1.4
Kasun Rajitha to Max O'Dowd, Touch fuller, on off, shaping away, Max O'Dowd offers no shot at it again.
1.3
Kasun Rajitha to Max O'Dowd, Extra bounce! Kasun Rajitha lands this back of a length, outside of, takes off a bit, Max O'Dowd lets it go to the keeper where Kusal Mendis collects it near his head.
1.2
2
Kasun Rajitha to Max O'Dowd, Netherlands are finally underway! This is on a hard length and around leg, Max O'Dowd flicks it through square leg for a couple of runs.
1.1
Kasun Rajitha to Max O'Dowd, Kasun Rajitha begins with a good-length delivery, outside off, Max O'Dowd leaves it alone.
Kasun Rajitha to share the attack.
1
over
1 | Runs | HH: 0/0
0.6
Dilshan Madushanka to Vikramjit Singh, A maiden over to start then! This is another full delivery, on off, Vikramjit Singh drills it towards mid off.
0.5
Dilshan Madushanka to Vikramjit Singh, Overpitched and around off, Vikramjit Singh digs it out towards point.
0.4
Dilshan Madushanka to Vikramjit Singh, Dilshan Madushanka continues with the fuller length, on middle, angling in this time, Dilshan Madushanka tries to knock it through the line but misses and gets hit on the pads. There is a sound and Sri Lankan players that it is an inside edge and opts against the review but the replay confirms that there is no bat.
0.3
Dilshan Madushanka to Vikramjit Singh, Oh..another lovely delivery! This is pitched up as well, on the sixth stump line, moving away once again, Vikramjit Singh looks to play at it but misses as the ball goes past the outside edge to the keeper.
0.2
Dilshan Madushanka to Vikramjit Singh, BEAUTY! Dilshan Madushanka serves this full again and around off, shaping away sharply this time, Vikramjit Singh has a poke at it but gets beaten on the outside edge.
0.1
Dilshan Madushanka to Vikramjit Singh, Dilshan Madushanka starts with a full delivery, on off, shaping away, Vikramjit Singh pushes it towards cover-point.
Done with the pre-match formalities! We can see the Sri Lankan players in a huddle and now they spread out to take their respective field positions. Vikramjit Singh and Max O'Dowd are the two openers for Netherlands. Dilshan Madushanka has the new ball in hand and is raring to go. Let's play…
We are moments away from the start of the match but before that, both sets of players line up for their respective national anthems. It will be Sri Lanka's first followed by the national anthem of Netherlands.
Kusal Mendis, the captain of Sri Lanka says that they have three injuries which is always a concern but everyone in the squad is quality. Tells that their opening pair batted well in the previous game and in general their batters have been good in the last couple of matches. Says if their bowling also improves, they could be better. Mentions he is enjoying his role as a batter and the captaincy as well.
Scott Edwards, the skipper of Netherlands says that they will bat first. He says that the pitch looks good and batting seems a good option. States that they have areas to work upon and they are here to win and compete. Adds that they have quality spinners and quicks which made the job easy for him. Closes by saying that there are no changes to the lineup.
Sri Lanka (Playing XI) – Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (C&WK), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushan Hemantha (In place of Dunith Wellalage), Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha (In place of Lahiru Kumara), Dilshan Madushanka.
Netherlands (Unchanged Playing XI) – Vikramjit Singh, Max O'Dowd, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards (C&WK), Sybrand Engelbrecht, Logan van Beek, Roelof van der Merwe, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren.
TOSS – Netherlands have won the toss and they will BAT first.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have lost all three games so far and are yet to get off the mark in the season. The team hasn’t performed to its potential and have been marred by injuries before the World Cup and even during the mega event. In their last game against Australia, the Lankans got off to a fine start with the openers putting 125 for the opening wicket. The middle and lower order crumbled and were bundled out for a below-par 209. Australia chased it with ease and thumped Sri Lanka by a massive margin. Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, and Kusal Mendis have been in good form so far in the tournament while Charith Asalanka has also played important knocks in the middle order. Dilshan Madhushanka has been their most impressive bowler on show with 7 wickets in three games and has troubled the batters with his swing. Sri Lanka will need to step up as a team if they are to beat the in-form Netherlands. A fascinating contest is up on the cards. Stick around as we bring the toss and team news shortly.
The Netherlands registered a sensational win by defeating the fancied South Africa and caused a major upset in the tournament. Batting first in a rain-affected game, the Dutch made a competitive score of 245 in 43 overs on the back of a brilliant knock from their skipper Scott Edwards. The bowlers turned up and dismissed South Africa for 207, winning the game by 38 runs. The Dutch have a well-rounded score with Max O’Dowd and Vikramjit Singh doing well at the top while Colin Ackermann, Teja Nidamanuru, and Scott Edwards form up the middle order. The likes of Bas de Leede and Roelof van der Merwe have been brilliant in all the departments and contributed immensely. Logan van Beek and Paul van Meekeren have been doing exceptionally well with the ball and picked up consistent wickets. The Netherlands have won one of their three games so far and will be eyeing another win against Sri Lanka. 
Hello and a warm welcome to our coverage of Match 19 in the ICC Cricket World Cup, 2023. The Netherlands are taking on Sri Lanka in a crucial contest at the BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.
…MATCHDAY…
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