Sri Lanka have lost their 3 matches in CWC 2023, till date. They played at Lucknow against Netherlands, who won against South Africa in their previous match. Sri Lanka did not look like a favorite to win the match. The team is under great distress and looking to re-build step-by-step. Sri Lanka won the match with 5 wickets after fighting for 48.2 overs.
Netherlands have won the toss and elected to bat first. They wanted to re-create South Africa match again. Sybrand Engelbrecht(70) and Logan van Beek(59) saved the team in lower middle-order after a poor start. They managed to score 262 in the 49.4 overs against Sri Lanka. Kasun Rajitha(4/50), Dilshan Madushanka(4/49) and Maheesh Theekshana(1/44) took wickets for Sri Lanka. The total on Lucknow pitch gave slow bowlers of Netherlands, a fighting chance.
Sri Lanka found their opener Pathum Nissanka(54) setting up match after losing two quick wickets. Sadeera Samarawickrama has decided to absorb the pressure and play a responsible knock for his team. He scored 91 runs from 107 balls to finish the match. Dhananjaya de Silva(30) and Charith Asalanka(44) helped him. Sri Lanka scored 263/5 in 48.2 overs and won the match by 5 wickets. Sri Lanka moved up to 9th place with this win.