In the 9th match of T 20 world cup 2022, Sri Lanka won the match by 16 runs with the Netherlands due to great performance in batting and bowling. After winning this match, Sri Lanka was placed at the top of Group A with a good run rate and qualified for the Super 12 of the T 20 World Cup 2022.
Earlier, Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat first thus Sri Lanka first batted and made a good score of 162/6 in 20 overs due to good batting by Kusal Mendis 79 (44), Charith Asalanka 31 (30), and Bhanuka Rajapaksa 19 (13). Paul van Meekeren 2/25 (4), Bas de Leede 2/31 (3), and Timm van de Gugten 1/31 (3) were good bowling from the Netherlands side. After this inning, Sri Lanka set a good target of 163 runs in 20 overs for the Netherlands to win this match.
During chasing, Netherlands scored 146/9 in 20 overs and lose this match by 16 runs with Sri Lanka due to good bowling by Wanindu Hasaranga 3/28 (4), Maheesh Theekshana 2/32 (4), Lahiru Kumara 1/28 (4), and Binura Fernando 1/33 (4). Max O’Dowd 71* (53), Scott Edwards 21 (15), and Tom Cooper 16 (19) were good batting from the Netherlands side.
Kusal Mendis (SL), 79 (44), was declared as the Player of the Match due to his great performance in batting.