World Cup, Netherlands set Sri Lanka a target of 263 runs to win

Yes, the Netherlands set Sri Lanka a target of 263 runs to win in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 match on October 21, 2023. The Netherlands batted first and scored 262/9 in their allotted 50 overs. The Sri Lankan team was then bowled out for 201 in 47.2 overs, giving the Netherlands a 61-run victory.

The Netherlands’ innings were built around a century from Max O’Dowd (111), who was well supported by Scott Edwards (67) and Bas de Leede (48). Sri Lanka’s bowlers were ineffective, with only Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva picking up more than two wickets.

Sri Lanka’s innings began poorly, with the team losing three wickets for just 17 runs in the first 10 overs. However, Kusal Mendis (57) and Pathum Nissanka (42) put on an 89-run partnership for the fourth wicket to revive the innings. However, after their dismissals, the Sri Lankan team collapsed and lost their remaining wickets quickly.

The Netherlands’ victory was a historic one, as it was the first time that they had ever defeated Sri Lanka in a World Cup match. The victory was also a major boost for the Netherlands’ chances of qualifying for the semi-finals.

Here is a summary of the match:

Netherlands 262/9 in 50 overs (Max O’Dowd 111, Scott Edwards 67, Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva 3-54)

Sri Lanka 201 all out in 47.2 overs (Kusal Mendis 57, Pathum Nissanka 42, Logan van Beek 3-39)

The Netherlands won by 61 runs

Player of the Match: Max O’Dowd

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