T20 World Cup 2022: Sri Lanka Through To Super 12 after Beating Netherlands

T20 World Cup 2022 (Australia): Sri Lanka Through To Super 12 after beating Netherlands. Sri Lanka defeated Netherlands in their last group match by 16 runs. Kusal Mendis innings helped Sri Lanka to post a competitive total and remaining work was done by Hasaranga and Theekshana to sweep into the Super 12 round of T20 World Cup 2022. This match was played in Geelong Venue.

Sri Lanka and the Netherlands have reached the Super 12 stage of the Twenty20 World Cup.

T20 World Cup Qualifier Match

First Innings

Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka won the toss and elected to bat first. They started slowly with openers Kusal Mendis and Pathum Nissanka just making 22 runs in the first five overs. Nissanka and De Silva were sent to pavillion in two consecutive balls by Van Meekeren. However Mendis took over the team with Asalanka (31 runs off 30 balls) and Rajapaksha (19 runs off 13 balls).

Mendis take Sri Lanka to a competitive total

Opener Kusal Mendis played till the last over and scored 79 runs in just 44 balls with the help of 5 fours and 5 sixes. He completed his 9th T20 half century with a six in the 15th over. Due to his brilliant innings of Kusal Mendis, Sri Lanka posted a competitive total of 162 on the board.

Chasing 163, Netherlands did not start very well. Opener Vikramjit Singh fell victim to off-spinner Maheesh Theekshana after scoring 7 runs. Bas de Leede was dismissed for 14 by Kumara and Colin Ackermann could not open his account. However Scott Edwards along with opener Max O’Dowd took the score to 100 runs to keep the Netherlands hope alive. Edwards was dismissed for 21 runs.

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Max O’Down effort Went in Vain

In the last 5 overs, Netherlands required 61 runs, Max kept the hopes alive by hitting big shots. But he could not get the support from the other end. He scored a brilliant half century of 71 runs in 53 balls with the help of 6 fours and 3 sixes. Wanidu Hasaranga took 3 wickets for Sri Lanka. Apart from him, Theekshana took two wickets.

Player of the Match

Kusal Mendis won the man for the match award for his brilliant innings which helped Sri Lanka Through To Super 12. Sri Lanka and the Netherlands Team both progressed to the Super 12 stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia following a thrilling conclusion.

Kusal Mendis is the Player of the match. He says earlier the wicket was slow so he tried to bat for a long time and take on the loose ball. Adds Charith Asalanka played really well as he took the pressure of him.

Kusal Mendis

Sri Lanka finished first spot and Netherlands finished second in the group to qualify for the next stage of games, starting on 22 October in Australia.

Sri Lanka & Netherlands Standings | Points Table

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Standings: Twenty20 World Cup Australia, 2022 | Points table

Score Summary

Sri Lanka162/6 (20 Ov)

Netherlands – (20 eggs, T:163) 146/9

Sri Lanka won by 16 runs

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Batting Performance

Kusal Mendis 79 (44)
Charith Asalanka 31 (30)

Bowling Performance

Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva 3/28 (4)
Maheesh Theekshana 2/32 (4)

Super 12 Entry

Result: Sri Lanka Through To Super 12 after beating Netherlands with the clinical all-rounder performance

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