Written by Staff Writer
24 Mar, 2014 | 9:24 pm
Sri Lanka crushed Netherlands by 9 wickets in a Group 1 Super 10 match of the ICC World Twenty20, in Chittagong on Monday.
Sri Lanka bowled well right from the start and wrapped up the innings in 10.3 overs, some before and some after a five-minute delay due to a malfunctioning floodlight. Kenya’s 56 against Afghanistan in 2013 had been T20’s lowest score before Monday.
Only Tom Cooper reached double-digit figures for the Netherlands, scoring 16.
Ajantha Mendis and Angelo Mathews claimed three wickets each, while Lasith Malinga took 2-5. Nuwan Kulasekara was 1-0.
Kusekara triggered the collapse from the third ball of the innings by taking out Stephan Myburgh, who played an outstanding knock to propel his side to Super 10 stage.
Mathews then had taken Michael Swart and Wesley Barresi in consecutive deliveries to make them 1-3.
Cooper briefly defied but Sri Lankan bowlers ensured they would not resist that much.
Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal had won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Mathews named man of the match.
Netherlands: 39 all out in 10.3 overs (Tom Cooper 16; Ajantha Mendia 3/12, Angelo Mathews 3/16).
Sri Lanka: 40 for one in five overs (Kusal Perera 14, Tillakaratne Dilshan 12 not out; Ahsan Jamil 1/18).
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