Sri Lanka bagged a massive 8-wicket win over Netherlands in the last Qualifying Round match of the T20 World Cup played at Sharjah.
While batting first, Netherlands have set a 45-run target for Sri Lanka in the final round-one match of the Twenty20 World Cup.
Sri Lanka while chasing the low score target lost 2 wickets before Kusal Perera, on 33, and Avishka Fernando, on two, steered the team home in 7.1 overs.
Sri Lanka moved into the Super 12 stage with 3 wins and top of their group, Sri Lanka joins England, Australia, South Africa, West Indies and Bangladesh in Group 1 of the Super 12s.
The Netherlands asked to bat first, had a horrible start with Sir Lankan bowlers Lahiru Kumara and Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva removing the top six batters for just 37 runs.
The Lankan leg spinner Wanindu Hasranga and seamer Lahiru Kumara bagged 3 wickets each as Netherlands all out for 44 runs in just 10 overs, By the end of the 5th over, the Netherlands had half their side back in the hut.
Kumara returned to clean up the tail and claim T20 best figures of 3-7 with his pace bowling, The Dutch were bowled out for 39 in a T20 World Cup match against Sri Lanka in 2014.
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