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SL VS NED Cricket Commentary

Match 1222-Oct-2021

44/1010.0 oversRun rate: 4.4
VS
45/27.1 oversRun rate: 6.28
Sri Lanka beat Netherlands by 8 wickets
Sri Lanka First innings
Kusal Perera(33 | 24)
Fred Klaassen2.1|0|12|0
17.17.1: Fred Klaassen to Avishka Fernando, Short in length, on middle, Avishka Fernando nudges it to square leg and takes a single. SRI LANKA WIN BY 8 WICKETS!
7 Overs | Runs : 44/2 | Run rate : 6.29
26.86.6: Brandon Glover to Kusal Perera, A length ball, on the pads. Kusal Perera clips it to deep backward square leg and takes an easy couple. Scores level.
06.76.5: Brandon Glover to Kusal Perera, Now serves it on the pads. Kusal Perera flicks it to square leg. 
06.66.4: Brandon Glover to Kusal Perera, Nicely driven but for a dot! A length ball, on off. Kusal Perera drives it to covers.
16.56.3: Brandon Glover to Avishka Fernando, On a length, on off. Avishka Fernando taps it to point and scampers across for a quick single.
06.46.3: Brandon Glover to Avishka Fernando, WIDE! Too short and wide outside off. Avishka Fernando leaves it alone. 
06.36.2: Brandon Glover to Avishka Fernando, This was on a length and outside off. Avishka Fernando watches it pass by to the keeper.
06.26.1: Brandon Glover to Avishka Fernando, A full ball, on middle, flicked to mid-wicket.
06.16.1: Brandon Glover to Avishka Fernando, WIDE! Serves a length ball, way outside off. Fernando leaves it alone. Wided.
6 Overs | Runs : 40/2 | Run rate : 6.67
45.65.6: Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Perera, FOUR! Just a maximum away now! Short again, wide outside off. Kusal Perera slaps this through extra covers for another boundary. Good outing here for Kusal Perera. This short knock will give him a lot of confidence.
45.55.5: Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Perera, FOUR! Kusal Perera gets a boundary! Short and around off, Kusal Perera stays deep in his crease and pulls this hard towards mid-wicket for a boundary. Just 10 needed now.
05.45.4: Paul van Meekeren to Charith Asalanka, OUT! Charith Asalanka departs! Shorter length, on off. Charith Asalanka looks to pull but completely miscues it. The ball goes high in the air towards mid on and Fred Klaassen there takes a fine catch.
15.35.3: Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Perera, Back of a length, on off, Kusal Perera pushes it off the back foot to mid off. Gets a quick single.
45.25.2: Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Perera, FOUR! Smashed! Short and wide and Kusal Perera slaps it over covers for a boundary.
05.15.1: Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Perera, Paul van Meekeren bowls this on a length, around off, Kusal Perera hits this hard back to the bowler.
5 Overs | Runs : 26/1 | Run rate : 5.2
04.64.6: Brandon Glover to Charith Asalanka, BEATEN! A length ball, outside off. Charith Asalanka looks to play across the line but misses.
04.54.5: Brandon Glover to Charith Asalanka, Ouch! That might hurt. A short ball, on middle. Charith Asalanka looks to pull but misses it completely and gets hit on the helmet. The physio comes out for a mandatory concussion check. Charith Asalanka is smiling and seems fine to continue.
14.44.4: Brandon Glover to Kusal Perera, Back of a length, on off. Perera knocks it down to mid off for a single.
04.34.3: Brandon Glover to Kusal Perera, SWING AND A MISS! Shortish around off. Kusal Perera rocks back and looks to cut but gets cramped for room and misses it.
44.24.2: Brandon Glover to Kusal Perera, FOUR! Just helps it away! Short in length and around leg. Kusal Perera pulls it towards square leg for a boundary. 
04.14.1: Brandon Glover to Kusal Perera, Back of a length, on leg. Kusal Perera tries to work it on the leg side but misses and gets hit on the thigh pad. 
4 Overs | Runs : 21/1 | Run rate : 5.25
03.63.6: Fred Klaassen to Charith Asalanka, NOT OUT! Length ball, down leg. Charith Asalanka looks to work it on the leg side but misses. Netherlands appeal for a caught behind but the umpire shakes his head. Pieter Seelaar decides to take a chance and goes for the referral. The UltraEdge finds some spike but it's off the ball brushing the thigh pad. 
13.53.5: Fred Klaassen to Kusal Perera, Good-length ball, on middle and leg. Kusal Perera flicks it to deep square leg for one. 
13.43.4: Fred Klaassen to Charith Asalanka, Short again, on middle. Charith Asalanka mistimes his pull this time to deep mid-wicket. The ball was in the air for some time but lands safely. The batters take a single. 
03.33.3: Fred Klaassen to Charith Asalanka, Short ball now, outside off. Charith Asalanka sways away from the line. 
03.23.2: Fred Klaassen to Charith Asalanka, Full and straight on the stumps. Charith Asalanka tucks it on the leg side for nothing. 
43.13.1: Fred Klaassen to Charith Asalanka, FOUR! In the gap! Length ball, on middle. Charith Asalanka brings his bottom hand into play and flicks it to deep square leg for a boundary. 
3 Overs | Runs : 15/1 | Run rate : 5
02.72.6: Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Perera, On a length, on off. Kusal Perera stands on his toes and taps it on the off side. 
02.62.6: Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Perera, WIDE! Too short, outside off. Kusal Perera leaves it alone. Wide called for height. 
02.52.5: Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Perera, Full and wide, outside off. Kusal Perera smacks it straight to the fielder at mid off. 
42.42.4: Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Perera, FOUR! Nicely played! Fullish and around off, Kusal Perera gets behind the line and smashes it down the ground for a boundary at long off.
02.32.3: Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Perera, Short ball, on middle. Kusal Perera tries to pull but misses. 
12.22.2: Paul van Meekeren to Charith Asalanka, Full and wide outside off, Charith Asalanka smashes it hard towards cover. The fielder there half-stops it and the batters take a single as the ball rolls further away from him.
12.12.1: Paul van Meekeren to Kusal Perera, On a length, on off. Kusal Perera guides it to third man for a single. 
2 Overs | Runs : 8/1 | Run rate : 4
01.61.6: Brandon Glover to Charith Asalanka, A length ball, on off. Charith Asalanka blocks it on the off side.
11.51.5: Brandon Glover to Kusal Perera, A length ball, on middle. Kusal Perera nudges it to mid-wicket for a single.
01.41.4: Brandon Glover to Kusal Perera, Fuller and on off. Perera pushes it to cover.
01.31.3: Brandon Glover to Pathum Nissanka, OUT! TAKEN! Something to cheer for Netherlands! A length ball, on off. Pathum Nissanka comes down the track and looks to go big but does not hit it with enough power. The ball skies up and Paul van Meekeren takes a simple catch at mid off.
11.21.2: Brandon Glover to Kusal Perera, Length ball, on off. Kusal Perera hits it to mid off and takes off for a quick single. 
01.11.1: Brandon Glover to Kusal Perera, A full ball, on middle. Kusal Perera flicks it to the left of mid on where the fielder does well to stop it. 
1 Overs | Runs : 6/0 | Run rate : 6
00.60.6: Fred Klaassen to Pathum Nissanka, A length ball, slanting outside off. Pathum Nissanka looks to play at it but misses. 
00.50.5: Fred Klaassen to Pathum Nissanka, A length ball, outside off. Pathum Nissanka dabs it to backward point. 
00.40.4: Fred Klaassen to Pathum Nissanka, A full ball, angling on middle and leg. Pathum Nissanka looks to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads. An appeal for LBW but the umpire is not interested. 
10.30.3: Fred Klaassen to Kusal Perera, A full ball, on middle. Kusal Perera closes his bat's face too early as he looks to flick. The ball takes the leading edge and goes towards covers.
40.20.2: Fred Klaassen to Kusal Perera, FOUR! Kusal Perera is off the mark! A length ball, outside off. Kusal Perera plays it late and past short third man for a boundary. That went off the bottom edge.
00.10.1: Fred Klaassen to Pathum Nissanka, LEG BYE! Starts with a length ball, angling on the pads. Pathum Nissanka hops and looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. A leg bye as the ball rolls to square leg. Sri Lanka are underway. 
Netherlands First innings
09.69.6: Lahiru Kumara to Paul van Meekeren, OUT! Netherlands have been bundled out for 44 here! Another sharp yorker from Lahiru Kumara, around middle and leg, Paul van Meekeren tries to dig it out but misses. He is hit on the boot, they appeal and the umpire raises his finger in no time. That looked to be going down the leg side but Netherlands have no reviews left.
09.59.5: Lahiru Kumara to Paul van Meekeren, Play and a miss! Shorter length, around off, Paul van Meekeren looks to cut it but misses.
09.49.4: Lahiru Kumara to Paul van Meekeren, Fuller, on off, Paul van Meekeren pushes it to the short extra cover fielder.
09.39.3: Lahiru Kumara to Brandon Glover, OUT!  Brandon Glover goes for a 2-ball duck! Back of a length, around off, Brandon Glover looks to push it towards the off side awkwardly but gets a thin outside edge back to the keeper. This is turning out to be a big embarrassment for Netherlands. 
09.29.2: Lahiru Kumara to Brandon Glover, Good-length ball, outside off. Brandon Glover looks to drive but fails to make any connection. 
09.19.1: Lahiru Kumara to Scott Edwards, OUT! LBW! Wickets falling like dominos for Netherlands here! Good-length ball, on middle and leg. Scott Edwards looks to flick but the ball hurries onto him. He misses and gets hit on the pads. Lahiru Kumara appeals for an LBW and the umpire raises his dreaded finger. Netherlands review this time. Ultra Edge shows no bat involved. Ball Tracking shows all three reds and Netherlands burn their review. Lahiru Kumara bags his first wicket and Sri Lanka are very much on top. 
9 Overs | Runs : 44/8 | Run rate : 4.89
08.68.6: Wanindu Hasaranga to Fred Klaassen, Shorter length, on off, Fred Klaassen blocks it off the back foot. Just one from the over!
08.58.5: Wanindu Hasaranga to Fred Klaassen, Another fuller delivery, on the stumps, Fred Klaassen defends it.
08.48.4: Wanindu Hasaranga to Fred Klaassen, Quicker, on middle, Fred Klaassen blocks it off the front foot.
18.38.3: Wanindu Hasaranga to Scott Edwards, Full, on middle, Scott Edwards sweeps it to deep square leg for a single.
08.28.2: Wanindu Hasaranga to Scott Edwards, Fuller, on middle and leg, Scott Edwards only manages it to hit back to the bowler.
08.18.1: Wanindu Hasaranga to Scott Edwards, Quicker, fuller, on the stumps, Scott Edwards reverse-paddles it off the under-edge to first slip.
8 Overs | Runs : 43/7 | Run rate : 5.38
07.67.6: Lahiru Kumara to Scott Edwards, NOT OUT! Fuller in length, on middle and leg, angling down, Scott Edwards looks to flick but misses. He gets hit on the pads. The ball rolls on the leg side and the batters take a leg bye. Lahiru Kumara appeals for an LBW but nothing from the umpire. Sri Lanka take the review. The UltraEdge shows no bat involved while the Ball Tracker shows that the impact is with the umpire's call and it's not hitting the stumps. Scott Edwards remains safe.
17.57.5: Lahiru Kumara to Fred Klaassen, On a length, on middle. Fred Klaassen tucks it on the leg side for a single. 
07.47.4: Lahiru Kumara to Fred Klaassen, Another bumper, on middle, at 147 kph. Fred Klaassen manages to sway away right on time as he half-ducks underneath it. 
07.37.3: Lahiru Kumara to Fred Klaassen, Fuller in length, on off, at 149 clicks. Fred Klaassen jams it out to the off side. 
07.27.2: Lahiru Kumara to Scott Edwards, Oh dear! Short ball, on off. Edwards takes his eyes off the ball looking to sway away from the bumper. He gets smashed right on the helmet and the ball rolls to deep cover. The batters take a leg bye. 
07.17.1: Lahiru Kumara to Scott Edwards, Touch fuller from Lahiru Kumara, outside off. Scott Edwards looks to push it on the off side but misses. 
7 Overs | Runs : 40/7 | Run rate : 5.71
06.66.6: Wanindu Hasaranga to Pieter Seelaar, OUT! Plumb in front! Netherlands are completely at sea in front of some quality spin bowling. Tossed up ball, landing full and around off, Pieter Seelaar stays on the back foot when he should have been forward and tries to defend. The ball turns in slightly to beat his bat and strikes him on the pads. That's very much plumb and the umpire agrees. Wanindu Hasaranga has three wickets in the match.
06.56.5: Wanindu Hasaranga to Pieter Seelaar, Shorter length, flatter, on off, Pieter Seelaar pushes it towards the off side.
06.46.4: Wanindu Hasaranga to Pieter Seelaar, Quicker, on the stumps, Pieter Seelaar blocks it off the front foot.
26.36.3: Wanindu Hasaranga to Pieter Seelaar, Shorter length, on the pads, Pieter Seelaar works it to deep mid-wicket and gets a couple.
16.26.2: Wanindu Hasaranga to Scott Edwards, Fuller again, Scott Edwards sweeps it to backward square leg for a single.
06.16.1: Wanindu Hasaranga to Scott Edwards, Fuller, outside off, Scott Edwards goes for the reverse sweep but gets a glove on that one to the keeper who fails to collect it cleanly. It deflects towards the leg side.
6 Overs | Runs : 37/6 | Run rate : 6.17
05.65.6: Dushmantha Chameera to Pieter Seelaar, Back of a length, around off, Pieter Seelaar drops his hands and allows it through to the keeper. At the end of the Powerplay, Netherlands are in tatters at 37 for 6.
05.55.5: Dushmantha Chameera to Roelof van der Merwe, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Chameera goes short and hurls it around off at 89 mph, there is some extra bounce as the ball lands and Roelof van der Merwe leans back to use the pace of the bowler and ramp it towards third man. He misses and there is some noise as it goes past the bat. Kusal Perera catches and appeals, Dushmantha Chameera is not interested much but all the other Lankan players are excited. The finger has stayed down and Dasun Shanaka takes the DRS. There is a spike on the UltraEdge, Netherlands lose their sixth wicket inside the Powerplay.
05.45.4: Dushmantha Chameera to Roelof van der Merwe, Change in pace, slower one, on a length outside off, Roelof van der Merwe is deceived as he plays at it early and misses.
05.35.3: Dushmantha Chameera to Roelof van der Merwe, Back of a length around off, Roelof van der Merwe plays it down from the crease to cover-point.
15.25.2: Dushmantha Chameera to Scott Edwards, In the channel outside off, Scott Edwards runs it down to third man for a run.
45.15.1: Dushmantha Chameera to Scott Edwards, FOUR! Fuller and on middle, angling in, Scott Edwards flicks it through the big gap at mid-wicket for a boundary.
5 Overs | Runs : 32/5 | Run rate : 6.4
04.64.6: Wanindu Hasaranga to Bas de Leede, OUT! Yet another batsman is trapped in front of the wickets and Sri Lanka are all over Netherlands like a rash. Wanindu Hasaranga flights this one up in the air and lands it full around off, it spins back in to beat the forward defensive prod of Bas de Leede. He is rapped on the pads and once again the finger has gone up for the lbw shout. Five down in no time. 
14.54.5: Wanindu Hasaranga to Scott Edwards, Fullish and around off, swept behind square leg for one.
04.44.4: Wanindu Hasaranga to Scott Edwards, Loopy and full around off, Scott Edwards looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
04.34.3: Wanindu Hasaranga to Colin Ackermann, OUT! LBW! The decision stays as it is and Netherlands lose their 4th wicket. Flighted delivery, full and around off, Colin Ackermann tries to defend with a straight bat but it beats the inside edge and pings him on the front pad. The appeal goes up and the finger goes up as well almost instantly. That's dead plumb. Still, Colin Ackermann goes for the DRS. The Ball Tracker finds everything in line, shows three reds and Wanindu Hasaranga has his first.
44.24.2: Wanindu Hasaranga to Colin Ackermann, FOUR! Nicely swept!  Floated one, full and around off, Colin Ackermann goes down low and sweeps it brilliantly in front of square leg for a boundary.
04.14.1: Wanindu Hasaranga to Bas de Leede, Tossed up, full and outside off, Bas de Leede gets outside the line of the stumps and tries to sweep. Misses. It goes off his pads to the leg side, they appeal but nothing from the umpire. A leg bye is taken.
4 Overs | Runs : 27/3 | Run rate : 6.75
03.63.6: Lahiru Kumara to Colin Ackermann, Tucks him up for room. On a length around middle and leg, following the batsman down the leg side, Colin defends it to the leg side. 
63.53.5: Lahiru Kumara to Colin Ackermann, SIX! This shot will release some pressure. Lahiru Kumara overpitches on this occasion, around off at 90 mph, Colin Ackermann steps back to make room and decides to fight fire with fire. Gives it the full whack of his bat and launches it over the sightscreen for a maximum.
03.43.4: Lahiru Kumara to Colin Ackermann, Very full and outside off, at 91 mph, Colin Ackermann makes room but mistimes his drive to mid off. Four dots now. Pressure building.
03.33.3: Lahiru Kumara to Colin Ackermann, Lands it on a length and close to off at 88 mph, Colin Ackermann stays back and pushes it out to covers.
03.23.2: Lahiru Kumara to Colin Ackermann, Yet another yorker, around off at 90 mph, Colin digs it out from the outer half of his bat to backward point.
03.13.1: Lahiru Kumara to Colin Ackermann, Right on the money! A yorker on off at 90 mph, Colin Ackermann does well to bring his bat down in time as he digs it out to the off side.
3 Overs | Runs : 20/3 | Run rate : 6.67
02.62.6: Maheesh Theekshana to Bas de Leede, Beaten! Maheesh Theekshana is bowling beautifully. Lands it full and around off, Bas de Leede plays for the turn but it goes straight on and beats the outside edge. Unplayable. End of an outstanding over, 3 runs and two wickets from it.
02.52.5: Maheesh Theekshana to Stephan Myburgh, OUT! BOWLED! Maheesh Theekshana has two in the over and Sri Lanka are on fire. Yet another carrom ball, this one is bowled in the flatter trajectory and lands on the shorter side around leg at 91 kph, Stephan Myburgh hangs back to pull it across the line but misses. The stumps once again get disturbed and the Netherlands slip further into misery.
12.42.4: Maheesh Theekshana to Colin Ackermann, Loopy and full around off, Colin Ackermann walks forward and flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
02.32.3: Maheesh Theekshana to Ben Cooper, OUT! Timber! A couple of off breaks followed by a well-disguised carrom ball around leg. It's bowled at 93 kph, Ben Cooper gives the charge and attempts to whip it across the line but misses. The stumps are shattered and once again the Netherlands are off to a poor start in the Powerplay.
12.22.2: Maheesh Theekshana to Stephan Myburgh, Fuller and around off, it's driven to the left of cover-point for a single.
12.12.1: Maheesh Theekshana to Ben Cooper, Flatter and a touch short on off, Cooper gets back and works it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
2 Overs | Runs : 17/1 | Run rate : 8.5
01.61.6: Dushmantha Chameera to Ben Cooper, Around leg, on a length, Ben fails to flick and it goes off his pads to the on side. A leg bye to complete the over.
41.51.5: Dushmantha Chameera to Ben Cooper, FOUR! Short and around leg, Cooper tries to pull but it perhaps takes his gloves and speeds away to the fine leg fence. Once again the batter was in no control of his shot. In fact, the replays show that there was no bat involved but the umpire has not spotted it. Given as a boundary to the batsman.
41.41.4: Dushmantha Chameera to Ben Cooper, FOUR! Streaky! A pacy delivery, on a length outside off and angling away, once again Cooper throws his bat at it and drags it off the inner edge. It beats the stumps and the diving keeper before scooting away to the fence at fine leg.
01.31.3: Dushmantha Chameera to Ben Cooper, Another delivery in the channel outside off, Ben tries his best to drive it through the line but misses.
01.21.2: Dushmantha Chameera to Ben Cooper, Swing and a miss! The batsman swings hard at that one but does not connect.
01.11.1: Dushmantha Chameera to Ben Cooper, Pitches it up and outside off, Ben Cooper drives but finds the short cover fielder.
1 Overs | Runs : 8/1 | Run rate : 8
00.70.6: Chamika Karunaratne to Stephan Myburgh, Play and a miss! Identical to the last delivery but this time it stays a bit low, Stephan swishes and misses.
40.60.5: Chamika Karunaratne to Stephan Myburgh, FOUR! Up and over the infield. Full in length and around off, angling away, Stephan Myburgh frees his arms and lofts it over the leaping mid off fielder for a boundary.
00.50.5: Chamika Karunaratne to Stephan Myburgh, Wide! Way too wide outside off, Stephan Myburgh has nothing to do with it.
00.40.4: Chamika Karunaratne to Max O'Dowd, OUT! RUN OUT! Dasun Shanaka hits the bull's eye and earns the first breakthrough for his team. Fractionally short in length and outside off, Max O'Dowd stays back to punch it away but mistimes it off the bottom edge towards mid off. They attempt for a run and Dasun Shanaka attacks the ball. He picks it up and scores a direct hit at the bowler's end. They appeal, it's referred upstairs and the replays find Max O'Dowd short.
00.30.3: Chamika Karunaratne to Max O'Dowd, Fullish and on middle, swinging down, Max tries to work it away but misses. He is hit on the pads but it's doing too much and would have missed leg.
20.20.2: Chamika Karunaratne to Max O'Dowd, On a length and around middle, Max O'Dowd closes the face of his bat and works it wide of short fine leg for a couple of runs.
00.10.1: Chamika Karunaratne to Stephan Myburgh, Huge shout for an lbw to begin the game! Not given. Fuller and around leg, shaping in after landing, Stephan Myburgh tries to flick but misses. It takes his pads and runs wide of the diving keeper. They cross and it's given as a bye. Interesting.
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