Sharjah: Sri Lanka beat the Netherlands easily in the final match of the World Twenty20 qualifiers. Sri Lanka beat the Netherlands by eight wickets in the final qualifier yesterday to complete the qualifying round. Sri Lanka reached the Super 12 after winning all three matches in the qualifying round.
Batting first, the Netherlands lost the toss and were bowled out for 44 in 10 overs. In reply, Sri Lanka reached the target in 7.1 overs for the loss of two wickets. Kushal Perera was Sri Lanka’s top scorer with 33 off 24 balls, including six fours. Unbeaten Fernando remained unbeaten on two. Pathum Nissanka (0) and Charith Asalanka (6) are the outfielders. The Netherlands’ lowest score in the T20 World Cup was 44. Lahiru Kumara and Hasaranga took 3 wickets each for Sri Lanka. Jealousy took 2 wickets. Ackerman (11) was the only batsman in the Netherlands’ line-up to score two runs. The Netherlands were eliminated by this defeat.