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ICC World Cup 2023 Netherlands vs Sri Lanka, 19th Match Highlights: SL won by 5 wickets

NED won the toss and chose to bat first. They managed to score 262 runs, losing all their wickets in 49.4 overs. In response, SL successfully chased down the target in just 48.2 overs, with a loss of 5 wickets.

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ODI World Cup 2023 Netherlands vs Sri Lanka 19th Match at Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

The ODI World Cup 2023 is in full swing, and fans are eagerly awaiting the clash between the Netherlands (NED) and Sri Lanka (SL) in Match 19. As the teams gear up to face each other at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow, there is a sense of anticipation in the air. Both sides have had contrasting journeys in the tournament so far, making this encounter even more intriguing. In this article, we will delve into the strengths, weaknesses, and potential match-winners of both teams, along with the match details and predictions.


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  Netherlands vs Sri Lanka 19th Match 
  publive-image SL won by 5 wkts
publive-imageNED    262/10 (49.4)
publive-image SL   263/5 (48.2)
  Venue   Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow  
  Date & Time   Sat, Oct 21, 10:00 AM IST
  Toss   NED opt to bat
  Player of the Match   Sadeera Samarawickrama


World Cup 2023 Live Cricket Score

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NED vs SL Match Highlights

Netherlands Inning:

NED won the toss and chose to bat first. In the powerplay, NED managed to score 48 runs but unfortunately lost two wickets. Vikramajit (4) and ODowd (16) were dismissed during this phase. Ackermann contributed 29 runs to the team's total. The SL bowler Kasun Rajitha proved to be a challenge for NED as he took three wickets.

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Sybrand delivered an exceptional performance, scoring 70 runs off 82 balls, which included 4 fours and 1 six. Additionally, Beek contributed another 59 runs to the team's overall total. The Netherlands' inning concluded in 49.4 overs when they were all out, managing to score a total of 262 runs. Sri Lankan bowlers Madushanka and Rajitha each took 4 wickets during this match.


Sri Lanka Inning:

In pursuit of a target of 263 runs, the Sri Lankan cricket team, faced a setback as they lost two wickets during the powerplay phase, managing to score 56 runs. Unfortunately, Kusal Perera departed early after scoring just 5 runs from 8 balls. However, Nissanka played an impressive innings, scoring 54 runs off 52 balls with 9 fours. On the other hand, Kusal Mendis couldn't make a significant contribution and was dismissed after scoring only 11 runs from 17 balls, leading to a complete depletion of the top order. It is worth mentioning that NED Aryan Dutt took 2 wickets.

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Samarawickrama delivered a remarkable performance, playing an exceptional unbeaten innings of 91 runs off 107 balls, which featured 7 fours. Thanks to his contribution, Sri Lanka successfully chased down the target in 48.2 overs, securing a well-deserved victory over the Netherlands.

 

Top Performers of the Match
 

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  Batting Prowess
  Batter   Team   R   B   4s   6s   SR
  Sybrand   NED   70   82   4   1   85.37
  Samarawickrama   SL   91   107   7   0   85.05

 

  Bowling Prowess
  Bolwer   Team   O   M   R   W   NB   WD   ECO
  Madushanka   SL   9.4   1   49   4   1   3   5.10
  Rajitha   SL   9   0   50   4   0   7   5.60
  Aryan   NED   10   0   44   3   0   2   4.40
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Match Details and Venue

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The Netherlands vs Sri Lanka match will take place at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Saturday, October 21, at 10:30 AM (IST). Fans can catch the action live on the Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar app, and website.


Ekana Cricket Stadium Pitch Report

The newly laid pitches at the Ekana Cricket Stadium have favored the batsmen in the ODI World Cup 2023, especially in the first half of the first innings. Opening partnerships in the first innings have yielded scores of 108 and 125 in the two matches played at this venue. The team winning the toss may choose to bat first and aim for a total above 300. However, as the innings progress, the pitch slows down, assisting spinners.

 

Stadium Cap  Wicket Nature Avg ODI Score (runs) Win Prob
Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow 50,000 Slow and Dry Bowling- Friendly (Fast)  219 Batting First

 

ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Venues


NED vs SL Head-to-Head Record

In their previous encounters, Sri Lanka has dominated the Netherlands, winning all five matches played between the two teams. The first match took place on September 16, 2002, and the most recent encounter was on July 9, 2023. However, with the current form and injuries plaguing Sri Lanka, the Dutch side has a chance to level the playing field and make this a more competitive contest.

 

Netherlands: Riding High on Confidence

The Dutch side enters the match with a renewed sense of confidence after ending South Africa's winning streak in their previous game. Despite a promising start against Pakistan followed by a hammering from New Zealand, the Netherlands showcased their mettle against South Africa, emerging as the better team on the day. This win has given them the much-needed momentum to pull off more upsets in the tournament.


Overcoming Injuries: A Key Advantage for the Netherlands

The Netherlands will be upbeat about their chances against Sri Lanka, who are grappling with injuries to key players. Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera were ruled out before the tournament, and skipper Dasun Shanaka followed suit after the second game. With an inexperienced and fragile bowling attack, the Sri Lankan side is susceptible to pressure. If the Dutch side can take the attack to them, they have a good chance of exploiting this weakness.

 

ICC World Cup Points Table 2023


Sri Lanka: Seeking Redemption

On the other hand, Sri Lanka has had a tough run in the tournament so far, with three consecutive losses. The team's morale is low, and they are desperate to end their losing streak. Despite their struggles, one player who has stood out is Kusal Mendis. He has been a class apart, scoring 207 runs in three games with an average of 69 and a phenomenal strike rate of 156.82. As the stand-in captain, his performance will be crucial in giving Sri Lanka a fighting chance.


Maheesh Theekshana: The Mystery Spinner

Sri Lanka will be banking on Maheesh Theekshana, their mystery spinner, to make an impact in this crucial match. Although he has had a forgettable start in his maiden ODI World Cup appearance, conceding runs at an economy rate of 6.35, Theekshana has proven his worth against the Netherlands in the World Cup Qualifiers, picking up seven wickets in two games. His unique spin bowling style could pose a challenge for the Dutch batsmen.

 

NED vs SL Probable Playing XI

Netherlands Playing XI: Vikramjit Singh, Max ODowd, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Logan van Beek, Roelof van der Merwe, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren

Bench: Wesley Barresi, Ryan Klein, Shariz Ahmad, Saqib Zulfiqar

Support Staff: Ryan Cook, Peter Borren


Sri Lanka Playing XI: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (c & wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushan Hemantha, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka

Bench: Dunith Wellalage, Lahiru Kumara, Matheesha Pathirana, Dimuth Karunaratne

Support Staff: Chris Silverwood, Naveed Nawaz, Piyal Wijetunge, Dharshana Gamage, Anton Roux, Mahela Jayawardene

 

Probable Best Performers

Probable Best Batter: Kusal Mendis (Sri Lanka)

Kusal Mendis has been the standout performer for Sri Lanka in the tournament so far. With his exceptional batting skills, he has amassed 207 runs in three games, boasting an average of 69 and an impressive strike rate of 156.82. As the stand-in captain, Mendis holds the key to Sri Lanka's chances of securing their first win in the tournament.


Probable Best Bowler: Maheesh Theekshana (Sri Lanka)

Despite a lackluster start in the ODI World Cup, Maheesh Theekshana has the potential to turn the game in Sri Lanka's favor. In the World Cup Qualifiers, he proved his mettle against the Netherlands by taking seven wickets in just two games. Theekshana's mystery spin could pose a significant challenge for the Dutch batsmen and play a pivotal role in Sri Lanka's success.

 

ICC World Cup 2023 Schedule


Match Prediction

Considering the current form, the Netherlands' confidence, and Sri Lanka's injury concerns, Sri Lanka is favored to win this match. However, cricket is a game of uncertainties, and the Dutch side has the potential to spring a surprise. The match promises to be an exciting contest between two teams hungry for a victory.


Conclusion

As the Netherlands and Sri Lanka lock horns in Match 19 of the ODI World Cup 2023, cricket fans can expect an enthralling encounter. The Netherlands, buoyed by their recent win against South Africa, will look to upset Sri Lanka's struggling side. However, Sri Lanka, led by the exceptional Kusal Mendis and the mystery spinner Maheesh Theekshana, will aim to redeem themselves and secure their first victory in the tournament. With the Ekana Cricket Stadium's batting-friendly pitch, fans can anticipate an exciting high-scoring match.

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