Sri Lanka stormed to the Super Stage with an unbeaten record in the group stages as they overcame Netherlands by an eight-wicket win in their third game at Sharjah.
Opting to bowl first, Sri Lanka pacers made the most of the decision. A three-wicket haul each from Wanindu Hasaranga and Lahiru Kumara helped the Lankans bundle the Netherlands out for a paltry 44 in 10 overs.
In response, the side then conquered the target in 7.1 overs. Brandon Glover dismissed Pathum Nissankac for a five-ball duck and Paul van Meekeren removed Charith Asalanka on 6 but that didn’t harm Sri Lanka’s chances as Kusal Perera hit an unbeaten 33 to guide them home.
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera(w), Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(c), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara
Netherlands (Playing XI): Max ODowd, Stephan Myburgh, Ben Cooper, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards(w), Ryan ten Doeschate, Pieter Seelaar(c), Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren, Brandon Glover