Johannesburg, Mar 25: Sri Lanka has put the brakes on minnows the Netherlands’ World Twenty20 campaign by bowling them out for nine wickets in the lowest-ever T20 international total of 39 in Chittagong on Monday.
Sri Lanka knocked off the target in just five overs for the loss of Kusal Perera for 14- the biggest margin in terms of balls spared, 90 in this case, with Ajantha Mendis taking 3-12, captain Angelo Mathews grabbing 3-16 and Lasith Malinga taking 2-5.
According to Sport24, the Netherlands, which was shot out in just 10.3 overs on a flat batting pitch, suffered ignominy in their opening Group One Super-10 match at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium after making themselves proud for being the only associate side to qualify for the Super-10 stage after their remarkable win over Ireland.
Amidst the shambles, Tom Cooper was the only batsman who reached double figures with 16, and his brother Ben Copper made eight while the rest flopped.
The previous lowest total in a Twenty20 international was 56 made by Kenya against Afghanistan at Sharjah in 2013, the report added. (ANI)