Netherlands won the toss and decided to bat first. The team lost the wickets of Vikramjit Singh and Max Odad early. Kasun Rajitha replaced Lahiru Kumar and provided early success for Sri Lanka. After this Rajita dismissed Colin Ackerman, who scored 29 runs in 31 balls. Sri Lanka won this match by five wickets.

Sports Station, New Delhi. Sri Lanka registered its first win in the 2023 World Cup by defeating Netherlands by five wickets at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow on Saturday, October 21. Batting first, Netherlands scored 262 runs in 49.5 overs. In reply, Sri Lanka scored 263 runs at the loss of 5 wickets.

Netherlands won the toss and decided to bat first. The team lost the wickets of Vikramjit Singh and Max O’Daid early. Kasun Rajitha replaced Lahiru Kumar and provided early success for Sri Lanka. After this Lajita dismissed Colin Ackerman, who scored 29 runs in 31 balls and was looking in excellent form. After Rajitha wreaked havoc, Dilshan Madushanka was on bass de liede and Teja Nidamanuru was on vocals.

Engelbrecht forms an important partnership with Vans

After this, Sybrand Engelbrecht and Logan Van Beek took over the innings and made an important partnership of 130 runs for the seventh wicket. Engelbrecht played an inning of 70 runs in 82 balls with the help of one four and one six. Van Beek also scored 59 runs in 75 balls with the help of one four and one six.

Samara Vikrama played a strong innings

Sri Lanka had a bad start while chasing the target. Aryan Dutt gave the Netherlands its first win by taking the valuable wicket of Kusal Perera. After this he showed Kusar Mendis the way to the pavilion. Pathum Nissanka and Sadira Samarawickrama added 52 runs for the third wicket. Paul van Meekeren broke the partnership by dismissing Nissanka. Nissanka scored 54 runs in 52 balls with the help of nine fours.

Sri Lanka won with 10 balls remaining

After Nissanka’s departure, Charith Asalanka and Samarawickrama added 77 runs for the fourth wicket. Asaranka scored 44 runs in 66 balls and became Dutt’s third victim. Dhananjay de Silva also scored 30 runs and along with Samarawickrama scored 76 runs.

Meanwhile, Samarawickrama completed his half-century in 53 balls. Thanks to his unbeaten inning of 91 runs in 107 balls with the help of seven fours, Sri Lanka won with 10 balls to spare.