Sri Lanka claimed their first win in the 2023 Cricket World Cup against the Netherlands. Sadeera Samarawickrama's unbeaten 91 led the charge as they
Sri Lanka claimed their first win in the 2023 Cricket World Cup against the Netherlands. Sadeera Samarawickrama’s unbeaten 91 led the charge as they comfortably achieved their target of 263 with 10 balls to spare. Pathum Nissanka also contributed significantly with his 54 runs. Despite earlier defeats to South Africa, Pakistan, and Australia, the victory marked a crucial turning point for the Sri Lankan team. The Netherlands, having previously caused an upset against South Africa, couldn’t contain Sri Lanka’s performance in the match held in Lucknow. Notably, Sybrand Engelbrecht and Logan van Beek’s impressive fifties helped the Netherlands recover from a rough start, enabling them to post a competitive total of 262.