Match Details

NED vs SL 22nd Match, WCQ 2023

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Sri Lanka won by 21 runs 🏆
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S Edwards Logo
S Edwards Jersy



S Edwards
4s: 4
6s: 2
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A Dutt Jersy



A Dutt
4s: 0
6s: 0
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D Shanaka Jersy



D Shanaka

Econ: 4.50
38th Over:
= 2
Last Over:
= 2
This Over:
= 4
NEDNED - 2nd Innings
10 Over 4555
15 Over 7891
20 Over 112122
25 Over 149135
SLSL - 1st Innings
10 Over 5536
20 Over 8173
30 Over 125113
35 Over 140137
50 Over 209


Inn 1
Inn 2
That's it then from this thriller game in the Super 6 stage of the Qualifiers. We will be back with more Super 6 action tomorrow and for cricketing actions across the globe, stick around to our network. For now, this is Ayan Chatterjee signing off on behalf of my co-commentator Deepak Prakash alongside scorer/analyst Vishnu Verma. Stay safe, happy, and cool. Goodnight and CHEERS!   
Dasun Shanaka (Sri Lanka Captain): "See, it was a tough game. The score was not enough and we managed to get over the line. See, it's about the skill. We played bad shots and we batted first and we knew the conditions. But we need to play according to the wicket conditions. The masterclass innings from Dhananjaya de Silva. Deserved a 100 but from 96/6 to get to 214 due to Silva and Theekshana's partnership. Theekshana and Hasaranga are a real threat and we were confident of defending this total. Scotty was on strike so I kept Theekshana back. Lahiru is being assessed and let's see what the prognosis is. I am here to see and hope to win all my games and take all the games seriously. No team will be taken likely by us. I think we will play on a good pitch because it is Zimbabwe whom we are playing. Should be a cracking game to watch."  
Scott Edwards (Netherlands Captain): "Yeah absolutely very disappointed at the halfway mark we thought we were above par, it was probably 250-260 wicket. We had a good start. Credit to them, they bowled well in that little patch there and we couldn't get over the line. We bowled well throughout the innings but we failed to contribute with the bat.

Dhananjaya's batting was exceptional, as he didn't offer us many opportunities, and on such wickets, partnerships are bound to occur. Unfortunately, our batting performance was disappointing.

A run-out or an outstanding display of fielding can have a slight impact on shifting the momentum of the game. Considering our strong batting lineup, we had the capability to emerge victorious. I look at the field and see what it is (Playing Sri Lankan spinners). They are quality bowlers, you got to find a way to put pressure on them."

Dhananjaya de Silva (Player of the match): "Well tough match, they fought well, and luckily I batted well. My plan was to bat till the end and I was trying to bat straight. He (Theekshana ) batted very well and I was just asking him to not get out. Wanindu also batted well. 

Yeah, I like to bat in the middle and I got the opportunity to score runs and I did a good job. Our guys are playing well, We have been doing well in all three departments. Top-order is getting runs and the lower-order is also supporting well. Our bowlers are doing a great job "
7:43 PM IST, 4:13 PM Local Time: What a game of cricket we have had here at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. A game that ebbed and flowed from one way to another. In the end, it is Sri Lanka who have come out of jail and hold their nerves to win this game by 21 runs to go top of the points table in the Super Six stage. Heartbreak for the Dutch.  

Chasing a gettable 214 for the win, the Dutch lost both their openers Max O'Dowd and Vikramjit Singh for ducks. The innings was rescued by Wesley Barresi and Bas de Leede. Barresi scored 52 off 50 balls while Bas de Leede scored 41. Barresi's run-out was one of the turning points of the match as his wicket triggered a collapse. The rest of the batters fell away. The skipper Scott Edwards stood tall amidst the ruins and was unbeaten on 67* off 68 balls. He held the innings together but lost his partners in the end, The lower order tried but it was a bridge too far as the Dutch were bowled out for 192 in 40 overs. 16 extras were given by the fielding side. 

From Sri Lanka's bowling point of view, Maheesh Theekshana was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/31 in 9 overs. He was ably supported by Wanindu Hasaranga who finished with 2/53 in 10 overs. A wicket apiece for Dilshan Madushanka, Lahiru Kumara, and the skipper Dasun Shanaka who picked the last wicket to fall that of Aryan Dutt. 

Earlier in the game, Sri Lanka were in early trouble after they won the toss and decided to bat first. Pathum Nissanka fell for a golden duck off the first ball of the match. Kusal Mendis scored 10. Dimuth Karunaratne scored 33 and gutsed it out there before being dismissed. But the innings of the match was played by Dhananjaya de Silva who scored a brilliant 93 off 111 balls a lone man show. He was ably supported by Wanindu Hasaranga who scored 20 off 21 balls while Maheesh Theekshana scored 28 off 47 balls. Thanks to their efforts, Sri Lanka went past the 200-run mark and finished with 213 in 47.4 overs. 18 extras were given by the fielding side. 

For the Dutch, Logan van Beek was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/26 in 9 overs. Bas de Leede chipped in with 3 wickets for 42 runs in 9.4 overs. A couple of wickets for Zulfiqar and a wicket apiece for Ryan Klein and Aryan Dutt. It was a good bowling performance from the Dutch. 

But it was not enough as Sri Lanka ran out winners and go top of the Super 6 points table. Stick around for the presentations.  
Scott Edwards
Dasun Shanaka
39.6 D Shanaka to A Dutt
W WICKET!! BOWLED'EM!! Skipper sealed the deal for Sri Lanka. This is the 7th consecutive victory for Sri Lanka and 4th against the Dutch! Swinging yorker straight on the middle stump line. Aryan is a bit late to bring his bat down and the ball goes through to rattle the stumps. Sri Lanka win by 21 runs. 
39.5 D Shanaka to A Dutt
0 Back of length delivery around the off. Aryan hangs back and dabs it to off-side. 
39.4 D Shanaka to S Edwards
1 Good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line. Edwards flicks it to short mid-wicket for a single. 
39.3 D Shanaka to S Edwards
0 Fuller delivery seaming down the leg. Edwards looks to flick but misses it on the pads. 
39.2 D Shanaka to A Dutt
1 Good length delivery outside the off. Aryan dabs it to the gully region and rotates the strike. 
39.1 D Shanaka to A Dutt
2 Good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line. Aryan flicks it to mid-wicket and returns for the second run. 
Dasun Shanaka comes back into the attack. 
Scott Edwards
Aryan Dutt
Dhananjaya de Silva
38.6 Silva to A Dutt
1 Drags the length back on the stumps. Aryan punches it down the ground for a single to end the over. 
38.5 Silva to A Dutt
0 Fuller delivery on the pads. Aryan flicks it to short mid-wicket. 
38.4 Silva to A Dutt
0 Fuller delivery on the off-stump line. Aryan defends it off the front foot. 
38.3 Silva to S Edwards
1 Fuller delivery on the stumps. Edwards sweeps it to square leg for a single.