Sri Lanka defeated the Netherlands by a massive 128 runs – News Block

ICC CWC Qualifiers Final 2023: Sri Lanka defeated Netherlands by a massive 128 runs: The final of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 Qualifiers was between Sri Lanka and the Netherlands, with Sri Lanka beating the Netherlands at a Harare Sports Club, Harare.

After failing to qualify for the 2023 World Cup through the Super League, Sri Lanka played fantastically in the World Cup Qualifying. They have won the Finals and have secured a ticket to the 2023 World Cup in India.

The Netherlands have played amazing cricket in this tournament; its players collectively led the Netherlands to the 2023 World Cup after defeating Scotland in the Super Six Round.

Both Teams were playing the Finals as the tournament format because they already had a spot in the 2023 World Cup in the Super Six Round. Sri Lanka have continued their winning streak by winning all eight games in this tournament including the final.

ICC CWC 2023 Qualifiers Finals: Sri Lanka vs Netherlands Match Recap:

Sri Lanka came to bat in the first innings and after a long time their starting partner came out early. Sri Lanka’s leading run scorer in this tournament was Pathum Nissanka, but in the finals, he managed to score just 23 runs off 33 balls.

Kusal Mendis and Sahan Arachchige made an important partnership for the 72-run third wicket, and after this, they lost wickets easily.

For the first time in this Tournament, Sri Lanka went all out and they scored 233 runs on the scoreboard in 47.5 overs. Sahan Arachchige scored 57 runs off 71 balls, while Kusal Mendis scored 43 runs.

On the Dutch side, Logan van Beek, Ryan Klein, Vikramjit Singh and Saqib Zulfiqar each took two wickets, while Aryan Dutt only took one wicket.

The Netherlands got off to a poor start in the second innings as they lost five wickets in the Powerplay. The Netherlands openers tried to stand on the wicket and got the team off to a good start, but went out early.

The Netherlands middle order floundered in this match as they scored runs in single digits; therefore, the Netherlands lost 128 runs. All three of Holland’s batsmen ducked out, while only three batsmen scored runs in double figures.

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