Sri Lanka shocked by Netherlands despite Hasaranga blitz

By Srin Obeyesekere

Sri Lanka suffered a shock 20-run defeat against the lesser-known Netherlands in their first warm-up match for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 yesterday at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Lauderhill, Florida.

Chasing the Dutch team’s target of 182, the Lankans were dismissed for 161 runs in 18.5 overs chasing Netherlands 182 with skipper Wanindu Hasaranga’s decision to put the Dutch into bat first despite a valiant 43 on 15 balls from him who could not prevent the Netherlands. to come to the top. Dasun Shanaka made an unbeaten 35 off 20 and Dhananjaya de Silva 31 off 22.

Both teams still have one more preparation match to come.

Sri Lanka will next face Ireland in Florida on May 31, while the Netherlands will face Canada in Texas, also on May 31.