Finally, Sri Lanka got their first victory in the current World Cup. The Lankans got their first win in the World Cup by defeating the Netherlands by 5 wickets in their fourth match. Even though they played three matches before this, they did not win.
After winning the toss and batting against Sri Lanka, the Netherlands lost 6 wickets for just 91 runs and created history by defeating South Africa in the previous match. Sybrand Engelbrach and Logan van Beek came forward as saviors in such danger of the team. By relying on this pair, the Dutch managed to get 262 runs after losing all the wickets in 49 overs 4 balls.
With a target of 263 runs, Sri Lanka lost the first wicket for just 18 runs. Lost 3 wickets for 104 runs. After that Sadira Samarawickrama and Charith Asalanka led the team. 77 runs came from this pair. In the end, Sri Lanka won by losing 5 wickets after playing 2 balls in 48 overs. Sadira Samarawickrama remains unbeaten on 94 runs today. Pathum Nishanka and Kushal Perera opened for the Lankans today. But these two openers could not take their pair far.
Kushal Perera’s departure for the team’s 18 runs broke this pair. Kushal Perora, who scored 5 runs from 8 balls, handed over the catch to the bass de lead and returned to the dressing room.
After the departure of Kushal Perera, Pathum Nishanka formed a pair with Kushal Mendis. But even this pair could not go far. Kushal Mendis’ departure for the team’s 52 runs broke this pair.
Kushal Mendis, who scored 11 runs off 17 balls, was caught by Aryan Dutt and returned home.
Pathum Nishanka paired with Sadira Samaravikrama after Kushal Mendis. In between, Pathum Nishanka picked up a personal half-century. He scored 50 runs off 48 balls. Which includes 8 fours.
However, Pathum Nishanka could not take his innings far despite picking up a half century. 54 runs off 52 balls Paul van McKernan fell victim to Sajghar. On his departure, Sri Lanka lost 3 wickets for 104 runs.
Sadira Samaravikrama and Charith Asalanka formed the pair after the exit of Pathum Nishanka. 77 runs came from this pair. Charith Asalanka, who was on the verge of a half-century, returned with 44 runs from 66 balls, but this pair was broken.
Sadira Samarawickrama and Dhananjaya de Silva formed a partnership after 4 wickets fell for 181 runs. In between, Sadira Samaravikrama picked up a personal half-century. He scored 50 runs off 53 balls.
However, this pair was broken by the dismissal of Dhananjaya de Silva for 257 runs. In the end, Sri Lanka won by losing 5 wickets in 2 balls in 48 overs. Sadira Samarawickrama remained unbeaten on 94 runs.
Bikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, who opened for the Dutch today, could not take their opening pair far. This pair was broken by Bikramjit Singh’s dismissal for 7 runs. Bikramjit Singh, who scored 4 runs off 13 balls, went back to Sajghar after falling victim to LBW off Kasun Rajithar. On his departure, the opening pair of the Dutch was broken by 7 runs.
After losing the first wicket for 7 runs, Max O’Dowd led the team with Colin Ackerman. But the pair broke when Max O’Dowd returned to the pavilion for 48 runs. 41 runs come from this pair. Max O’Dowd, who scored 16 off 17 balls, was bowled by Kasun Rajithar and returned to the dressing room. Colin Ackerman then returned to the pavilion as Kasun Rajitha’s third victim. He scored 29 runs from 31 balls before getting out. On his departure, the Dutch lost 3 wickets for 54 runs. After Colin Ackerman, bass de lead also returned to the dressing room. Dilshan Madushankar’s delivery was caught by Kushal Perera at deep third man and he returned. He scored only 6 runs off 21 balls before getting out.
Teja Nidamanuru also went back to the pavilion by bus de leade. Dilshan Madushankar bowled him back to LBW. At first, the umpire did not respond to the LBW request, Sri Lanka took a review. And in this, Teja Nidamanuru’s forehead burned. He has to make his way to the pavilion. After Teja Nidamanuru’s departure, Scott Edwards and Sybrand Engelbrach formed the pair. But this pair was broken by the departure of Scott Edwards for the team’s 91 runs. Scott Edwards, who scored 16 runs off 16 balls, went back to Sajghar after falling victim to Mahish Thikshana. On his departure, the Netherlands lost 6 wickets for 91 runs. Sybrand Engelbrach and Logan van Beek led the Netherlands team, which lost 6 wickets for 91 runs. The Dutch turned around after the disaster in this pair.
In the meantime, he picked up a personal half-century. Sybrand scored 50 runs off 65 balls. Which includes 3 fours and 1 six.
But this pair was broken for 130 runs by Sybrand Engelbrach’s departure for the team’s 221 runs. Sybrand Engelbrakh, who scored 70 runs off 82 balls, fell victim to Dilshan Madushanka and went back to Sajghar.
Logan van Beek paired with Rolf van der Merwe after the departure of Sybrand Engelbrach. In the meantime, he picked up a personal half-century. He scored 50 runs off 68 balls.
However, this pair did not last long. The pair broke up after the departure of Rolf van der Merwe for the team’s 244 runs. He returned with 7 runs from 7 balls. In the end, the Dutch were able to score 262 runs after losing all the wickets after playing 4 balls in 49 overs. Dilshan Madushanka took 4 wickets, Kasun Rajitha took 4 wickets and Mahish Thikshana took 1 wicket for Sri Lanka.