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Netherlands vs Sri Lanka CWC 2023

It is finally that time of the tournament. The rivals from the Qualifiers will face off against each other. Match 19 of the Cricket World Cup is going to be fun. And you can be a part of that fun by following live ball-by-ball commentary under this article. You will also get a match preview and highlights later in this article.

Read: ICC Cricket World Cup points table 2023

The Netherlands is having a tough tournament so far. The only highlight was their win in the Netherlands vs South Africa CWC 2023 match. The way their fast bowlers did the job handicapped the Proteas batters.

Read: Netherlands Squad for Cricket World Cup 2023

The Lankans are having the worst tournament so far. They haven’t been able to register a win so far. The only time they were close to winning was in the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka CWC 2023 match. Unfortunately, Pakistan was in the mood to break all the records. However, they have the opportunity to break this losing streak in this match.

Check: Sri Lanka Squad for World Cup 2023

Live streaming

It is an unfortunate situation that you cannot be in the stadium to cheer for your team. However, you can enjoy the live streaming. And what is the best way to enjoy a match live? Well, call your friends and watch it with them! This is the best way you can do it. Enjoy the banter, have debates, cheer for the team, get excited about the Sixers, or admire the wickets.

Read: ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Live Streaming

We have written a detailed article on how you can enjoy the livestream. But for some of the nations, we will try to explain it in the table.

CountryLive streaming platforms
Pakistan– Shoq App
– Daraz App
– A Sports website
– Tamasha App or Tamasha Website
IndiaDisney + Hotstar

Netherlands vs Sri Lanka match 19 Preview

Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
MatchNetherlands vs Sri Lanka
Match number19
Time10:30 am Local time
Match days21 October 2023
UmpiresAhsan Raza
Marais Erasmus
TV UmpireRod Tucker
Reserve UmpireChris Gaffaney
Match RefereeJeff Crowe

Pitch report

A good news for the Dutch, a bad news for the Lankans. This pitch is one of the only pitches that supports bowlers. And it supports fast bowlers more than the spinners. Although slow left-arm spinners get more success in terms of economic bowling, pacers get more wickets. It is a two-paced track. Even a difference of one or two meters on the track can be a difference. The average score in ODIs since 2015 is 249.

Key Players

The Dutch will rely a lot on the Pacers. Bas de Leede and Van Meekeren will get a lot of wickets if they are able to take advantage of this wicket. Scott Edwards and Vikramjit will be their key batters.

The Lankans rely heavily on their top order. And you have seen that if their top order collapses, there is nothing left of their batting. The pitch dictates that Dilshan Maadushanka will have some success here.


The Netherlands have a better chance of winning here. They recently won against a top team in this tournament. And with that sort of morale, they will look better in this match.


Well, our prediction couldn’t have been any wrong. Sri Lanka won this game. Although the Netherlands won this toss and chose to bat first things went well for the Lankan batters. Let’s see what happened.

Playing 11

Vikramjit SinghPathum Nissanka
Max O’DowdKusal Perera
Colin AckermannKusal Mendis
Bas de LeedeSadeera Samarawikrama
Teja NidamanuruCharith Asalanka
Scott EdwardsDhananjaya de Silva
Sybrand EngelbrechtDushan Hemantha
Logan Van BeekChamika Karunaratne
Roelof van der MerweMaheesh Theekshana
Aryan DuttKasun Rajitha
Paul van MeekerenDilshan Madushanka

First Innings – Netherlands

NETHERLANDS 262-10 (49.4 overs)
Sybrand Engelbrecht 70 (82)Dilshan Madushanka 4-49
Logan van Beek 59 (75)Kasun Rajitha 4-50
Colin Ackermann 29 (31)Maheesh Theekshana 1-44
TARGET263 from 50 overs
  • Things weren’t good for the Dutch. They were 91/6 after Maheesh Theekshana took Scott Edward’s wicket.
  • Today, however, it was Sybrand Engelbrecht and Logan van Beek’s turn to guide them to a competitive total.
  • He had a record-breaking 130-run seventh-wicket stand with van Beek, who also played brilliantly under the circumstances. He was essential in bringing the Netherlands to India, and he reacted to the occasion by scoring his maiden ODI fifty here.
  • Sri Lanka took control of the game as their seamers discovered movement with the new ball early on. They were removed, however, and didn’t get much of a chance at the 7th wicket stand that turned the game around.
  • For the time being, they must chase 263 to earn their first victory in four matches.

Second Innings – Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA 263-5 (48.2 overs)
Sadeera Samarawickrama 91 (107)Aryan Dutt 3-44
Pathum Nissanka 54 (52)Colin Ackermann 1-39
Charith Asalanka 44 (66)Paul van Meekeren 1-39
RESULTSri Lanka won by 5 wickets with 10 balls at hand
  • After three wickets fell in succession, Sadeera Samarawickrama’s undefeated 91 propels Sri Lanka to their first win of the tournament.
  • He went into a tight position, with two wickets lost for 52, and Nissanka was removed a few overs later, having failed to kick on beyond his fifty yet again.
  • However, a 77-run stand between Samawickrama and Asalanka helped to steady the ship for Sri Lanka.
  • The pitch had a lot of turns, and Aryan Dutt was brilliant for the Netherlands once again. He even broke that fourth-wicket stand in his penultimate over, dismissing Asalanka, who couldn’t stop himself after a few dot balls and went for the big shot.
  • Samarawickrama, on the other hand, stood steady at the crease and continued after raising his fifty. It was a composed hit from the No. 4 on a pitch that demanded it from the batters.
  • The Netherlands battled hard all the way, but it wasn’t enough today.

Man of the match

Whoever took the decision to include Sadeera back in the ODI squad, has a standing ovation from all the Lankan cricket fans. Sri Lanka won the first match of this tournament, courtesy of 91 runs from Sadeera Samarawikrama. This was a clinical knock from Samarawikrama. After the early wickets fell, it was hard for the Lankans to win this match. Even I had predicted that they would lose this match. However, this was some effort.

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