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Battle on the Pitch: Netherlands vs Sri Lanka - A Live Report from Lucknow

Battle on the Pitch: Netherlands vs Sri Lanka – A Live Report from Lucknow

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Live Report – Netherlands vs Sri Lanka, Lucknow

Dilshan Madushanka rocked the Netherlands middle-order

2m ago, Published Today

Dilshan Madushanka showcased his bowling prowess by getting the ball to kiss Roelof van der Merwe’s gloves with a short ball. The Netherlands batter tried to get out of the way and play a ramp shot but was unsuccessful. This became Madushanka’s first four-wicket haul in ODIs. His efforts were rewarded as he was excellent in his first spell but failed to get a wicket. However, he came back into the attack, picking up two wickets and delivering two important blows at the death. Madushanka’s performance has been instrumental in rocking the Netherlands middle-order.

Logan van Beek with the fireworks

12m ago

Logan van Beek scored his maiden ODI fifty and immediately followed it up with a massive six down the ground off Chamika Karunaratne, as Netherlands looked to achieve a big score. Van Beek’s fine knock, along with a 100-plus partnership with Engelbrecht, has helped rescue the team. With van der Merwe falling to a Madushanka bouncer, the onus is now on van Beek to push for a big score.

Madushanka breaks through

18m ago

Madushanka’s yorker on leg stump dismissed Engelbrecht, who was attempting to scoop the ball. This is Madushanka’s second wicket in the match, proving his effectiveness in breaking through the Netherlands batting lineup.

100 partnership comes up

37m ago

Engelbrecht and van Beek have not only stopped the collapse but have established a strong partnership, reaching the 100-run mark. This partnership has laid down a solid foundation for Netherlands to build upon.

Fighting fifty for Engelbrecht

44m ago

Sybrand Engelbrecht showcased his resilience and determination by scoring a fighting fifty. It’s impressive to see his comeback in cricket, considering he had almost given up on the sport. With three fours and a six so far, Engelbrecht’s innings has been crucial in stabilizing the Netherlands batting lineup.

Engelbrecht and van Beek rebuild

59m ago

After a spiral of five wickets for 43 runs, the partnership between Sybrand Engelbrecht and Logan van Beek has taken Netherlands past the 150-run mark. They are now just six runs short of their score at the 35-over mark against South Africa, and have an extra wicket in hand. It will be interesting to see how much they can achieve in the remaining overs, especially considering their impressive performance in the last eight overs against South Africa.

Engelbrecht breaks the boundary drought

1h ago

It took Netherlands 125 balls to hit their last two boundaries. After a long wait, Sybrand Engelbrecht finally broke the boundary drought by sweeping a delivery tossed up down the leg side. His shot brought some relief to the batting side amidst their struggle to find boundaries.

The boundaries dry up

1h ago

Since their last boundary in the tenth over, Netherlands has gone over 100 deliveries without hitting another one. During this time, five wickets have fallen, resulting in a challenging period for the batting side.

Theekshana removes Edwards

2h ago

Netherlands captain Scott Edwards, who successfully shepherded the team after a top-order collapse against South Africa, could not contribute much this time. He fell for a run-a-ball 16 as Maheesh Theekshana, a spinner, tossed up an offspinner just outside off. Edwards attempted a cover drive but ended up edging the ball and crashing it into the stumps. The length and line played a crucial role in this dismissal as Edwards reached for a delivery away from his body.

Netherlands go five down!

2h ago

Dilshan Madushanka impressively picked up two or more wickets in his fifth consecutive game. Bowling from around the wicket, he deceived Nidamanuru with an inswinger, which beat the bat and trapped him in front. Netherlands has now lost half their side, and Madushanka’s World Cup tally reaches nine wickets, placing him joint-third in the list of wicket-takers.

Dasgupta and Maharoof on Theekshana

2h ago

Commentators Dasgupta and Maharoof discuss why Maheesh Theekshana has failed to make an impact in the game. This analysis sheds light on Theekshana’s performance and raises questions about his game plan.

De Leede’s innings cut short

2h ago

Bas de Leede, who struggled to find his rhythm, was dismissed by Dilshan Madushanka with a well-placed back-of-length delivery. De Leede attempted an upper cut but only managed to find the fielder at deep third. Netherlands captain Scott Edwards comes to the crease, returning to his usual batting position at No. 6 after batting one position lower in the previous match against South Africa. Sybrand Engelbrecht will now bat at No. 7.

A late entry for Theekshana

2h ago

Maheesh Theekshana, who has been introduced relatively late into the attack during this World Cup, bowled his first over in the sixteenth over of the match. This entry also signaled the end of Rajitha’s opening spell, which lasted for seven overs. It will be interesting to see the impact Theekshana can make with his bowling.

Rajitha has his third

2h ago

Kasun Rajitha dismissed Colin Ackermann with a short and wide delivery. Ackermann, who was looking good, tried to slap the ball away, but only managed to get a thin edge. This is the fifth time Rajitha has taken three wickets or more in a game out of his 30 matches. Can he add to his tally today? Rajitha’s opening spell has been sensational, bowling six overs on the trot.

Can Bas be the leader with the bat?

2h ago

In 2023, Bas de Leede has been performing at his best in ODIs. He has scored 372 runs in 10 innings this year, averaging 41.3 with a strike rate of 97. This is a significant improvement compared to his career average and strike rate. De Leede scored a fine half-century in the opening match of the World Cup but had a quiet period in the following games. Netherlands will be hoping de Leede can produce a big score in today’s match.

Rajitha does it again!

3h ago

Kasun Rajitha removes Max O’Dowd, who had been struggling, at the end of the first powerplay. It was a pitched-up delivery, and O’Dowd drove away from his body, expecting some movement away, but the ball held its line and he got a thick inside edge onto the stumps. Netherlands were happy at the end of the tenth over, having reached 48 for 1, but Sri Lanka managed to snatch a wicket through their disciplined bowling display.

Sri Lanka burn a review

3h ago

Dilshan Madushanka appealed for an LBW against Colin Ackermann after one of his deliveries shaped into the batsman and hit him on the pads. The umpire initially ruled not out, but Madushanka convinced Kusal Mendis to review the decision. However, the review went to waste as it was revealed that the batsman had an inside edge. Ackermann responded by pulling a short ball through midwicket for his third boundary.

Ackermann streaky, then completely not

3h ago

Colin Ackermann got off the mark with a lucky boundary, chasing after a wide delivery from Dilshan Madushanka. He followed it up with a delectable push past mid-off. His innings started streaky but then settled into a more composed and confident approach.

Rajitha with the first breakthrough

3h ago

Kasun Rajitha struck with his first delivery against Netherlands opener Vikramjit Singh. The delivery shaped into the left-handed batter, beating the inside edge and hitting the back pad. Vikramjit reviewed the decision, but it showed that there was no bat involved, and the ball was crashing into the leg stump. This was an excellent start for Sri Lanka, especially with the ball swinging in the air.

Vikramjit gets Netherlands away

3h ago

After ten disciplined deliveries, Dilshan Madushanka bowled a low, straight full toss, which Vikramjit Singh was happy to clip through midwicket for the first boundary for Netherlands. This shot denied Madushanka a second consecutive maiden over.

Madushanka starts well

4h ago

Dilshan Madushanka, who started well against Australia with two maiden overs, including a double-wicket one, continued his impressive form by bowling a maiden over against Netherlands. He is finding some swing, and Vikramjit Singh was unable to score any runs off his deliveries.

Netherlands choose to bat first!

4h ago

Netherlands has decided to bat first, aiming to replicate their successful strategy against South Africa. They have kept the same lineup and are hoping for another outstanding performance. Conversely, Sri Lanka has made two changes to their team that played against Australia, bringing in legspinner Dushan Hemantha and Kasun Rajitha. This decision shows that both teams have carefully considered their tactics for today’s match.

Reinforcements for Sri Lanka

4h ago

Sri Lanka encountered numerous injuries before the tournament, and recently suffered another blow with Dasun Shanaka unable to compete. As a result, they have included Dushmantha Chameera, who was initially unfit at the time of the selection deadline, and Angelo Mathews as reserves. This decision aims to strengthen Sri Lanka’s lineup and provide alternatives in case of further injuries.

Who’s favorites – Netherlands or Sri Lanka?

4h ago

Traditionally, Sri Lanka would have been the favorites, but the current situation is quite different. Netherlands is riding on the confidence of their stunning win over South Africa, while Sri Lanka is yet to register a win in the tournament. This unpredictability makes it challenging to determine the favorites for this match. The toss will play a crucial role in deciding the outcome. For a detailed preview, check out Madushka Balasuriya’s analysis.

Keywords: Soccer-wordpress, live report, sports, football, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Lucknow, match analysis

Source: Abhimanyu Bose, The New York Times


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