Sri Lanka restricts Netherlands to the lowest score


Sidelights – ICC World T20 | Sri Lanka Vs Netherlands

If the entire game has lasted for just 15 overs and a bit then nothing much has left to write about it. But the way Netherlands thumped Ireland in the first round it certainly gave hope to many cricket fans that it will at least give a fight to the big boys in the main draw. But sadly Netherlands could not match Sri Lanka in any discipline. The Dutch must have learnt few lessons from this match and they will apply those in coming games.

ICC World T20 | Group 1 | Match 19 | Sri Lanka Vs Netherlands

Venue: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong

Toss: Sri Lanka and elected to field first

Playing XIs

Netherlands: Stephan Myburgh, Michael Swart, Wesley Barresi, Tom Cooper, Peter Borren, Ben Cooper, Mudassar Bukhari, Logan van Beek, Pieter Seelaar, Timm van der Gugten, MAA Jamil

Sri Lanka: Kusal Parera, Tillakratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal. Angelo Mathews, Thissara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachitra Senanayake, Ajantha Mendis, Lasith Malinga

Mini Score Card:

Netherlands 39 – all out (10.3) Tom Cooper 16 (18) | Ajantha Mendis 3/12 (2.3)

Sri Lanka 40/1 (5) Kusal Perera 14 | MAA Jamil 1/18 (2)

Result: Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets

Points: Sri Lanka 2 (4), Netherlands 0

Man of the match: Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka)

Umpires: Paul Reiffel and Rod Tucker (Both Australia) | S Ravi (3rd – India) | Aleem Dar (Reserve – Pakistan)

Match Referee: Javagal Srinath (India)

How they played the game

Powerplay: Netherlands 15 runs, 4 wickets | Sri Lanka 40/1 (50) won the match

Best Partnership

Netherlands 5th Wicket 16 runs off 17 balls | Contributors: Ben Cooper 8 (10) and Tom Cooper 7 (7)

Sri Lanka 1st Wicket – 20 runs off 12 balls | Contributors: Kusal Perera 14 (20) and Tillakratne Dilshan 5* (2)


Netherlands 3 | 2 – Tom Cooper | 1 – Ben Cooper

Sri Lanka 5 | 2 – Tillakratne Dilshan and Mahela Jayawardene | 1 – Kusal Perera


Netherlands 0

Sri Lanka 1 | Kusal Perera

Important facts about the match

  • Netherland’s 39 – all out is the lowest ever T20 score.
  • Chasing down a total in just 5 overs is the fastest chase in T20I by Sri Lanka.
  • Apart from Tom Cooper, none of the Dutch players could go on and make a double digit score.
  • Five of the Netherlands players got out on 0
  • Runs took over the number of wickets only after the 20th ball of the Netherlands innings.
  • Floodlights failed after 1.5 overs of the Netherlands

In the pic: The Scorecard says it all

Picture courtesy: ESPN Cricinfo