Netherlands v SL, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong March 24, 2014

Sri Lanka consign Netherlands to record low

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Sri Lanka 40 for 1 beat Netherlands 39 (Mathews 3-16, Mendis 3-12) by 9 wickets
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Highlights: Sri Lanka rout Netherlands for record low

Perhaps no team in world cricket puts weaker sides away so emphatically as Sri Lanka. Since becoming full-fledged graduates from the easy-beats category in the mid-90s, they have spared no thought to their former peers, and on Monday they added two more world records to the small pile they have accumulated against easy-beats over the past 20 years. Netherlands' 39 all out is the lowest ever Twenty20 score. Sri Lanka chased the target in a record five overs.

Their domination of Netherlands was, strangely, almost as casual as it was unyielding. Nuwan Kulasekara's opening over was full of the kind of swing away from left-handers he generates almost every time he has early use of the white ball. Yet, this time, it would set in motion the most dramatic collapse the format has seen, as Stephan Myburgh outside-edged him to third man. Next over, Angelo Mathews delivered two unremarkable half-trackers back-to-back, and found himself on-a-hat-trick, as Michael Swart and Wesley Barresi fell attempting to attack. The floodlight malfunction that caused a nine-minute break in play seemed a greater obstacle to a Sri Lanka victory than their opponents did, with the bat. The number of runs did not exceed the number of wickets until the 20th ball of the innings.

Mathews would trap Peter Borren in front with an indipper in his next over - bringing about one of four ducks in Netherlands' innings - and that was all before Dinesh Chandimal sent his heavy cavalry in. Lasith Malinga struck the base of the middle stump twice, both times with the slower yorker. Ajantha Mendis had an expensive first over, but the Netherlands lower order played exactly like batsmen who have never faced his brand of mystery spin before. The googly accounted for two of his three wickets. Netherlands were all out in the 11th over.

Sri Lanka were given a harder time with the bat, as Kusal Perera was rapped painfully on the thumb by Timm van der Gugten before he fell for 14, but the chase was always going to be a formality. Tillakaratne Dilshan would have hoped to bat himself into form against a weaker attack but he only faced 11 balls. Sri Lanka will take the two points and the massive boost in net run rate, but even they may be disappointed at how quickly it all ended.

Andrew Fidel Fernando is ESPNcricinfo's Sri Lanka correspondent. He tweets here

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  • POSTED BY Cricsnake on | March 27, 2014, 18:08 GMT

    Wow ! Guys you got it. At last but not least both SL & Ind fans gonna come for an amicable settlement. Hats off to transtell87 for his brilliant effort. My apologies for the bitter words on you at the beginning. It's better we should respect each & every nation in the subcontinent, either it is India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, SL, Afghanistan or Nepal we should appreciate each other on their day, their strengths and talents. Criticisms must be done in a constructive manner. late is better than never and I wish long live this friendship & moreover brotherhood. Cheers !

  • POSTED BY Gamaraala on | March 26, 2014, 21:53 GMT

    randikaayya: Chamal was referring to his school team being better than Netherlands. I too was referring to the same. I AM an SL fan who hates trash talking (not that I did my best to avoid). :)

    Peace

    PS:- Dharmaraja's rugby team is better I guess, if that news soothes you.. ;)

  • POSTED BY Cricket_Our_Religion_1983_2007_2011 on | March 26, 2014, 9:42 GMT

    @ Dinesh Ranga :-Did you forgot Ganguly's tennure..his 183 in Taunton match in 1999 worldcup...One of your legend's ball sent to the near by river..any generation some body will be there...

  • POSTED BY cric_leo on | March 26, 2014, 5:13 GMT

    what is going on here... basically indian fans couldn't digest that massive win cos they (indians) expected to SL beaten by NL (at least in their sub conscious). but it wouldn't happen. even from commentators they would never appreciate SL's superiority in this format and always talked about other teams weaknesses. but if IND or AUS in No.01 they jump in to the commentary box and praising all over. that because now days cricket is multi-million business rather than mere gentlemen's game. of course yes ....... we understand the poor indian comments, because they are the nation ....... players treated like gods..

  • POSTED BY on | March 25, 2014, 16:14 GMT

    Record win in just 5 overs. sri lankans are record breakers

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 25, 2014, 13:03 GMT

    Remind to all indians....Can you remember the time how SL hammered you after 1996 WC with master blaster Jayasooriya.you couldnt even one single series against SL.Thats is the golden period SL spent.By the time you defeated us....thats true. But your team will soon collapse just after MS Dhoni step down...everything will over.He is the only man in your team.no others.... That furture is not far away.....watch out...

  • POSTED BY Peacer on | March 25, 2014, 12:59 GMT

    @Naduni Devindi Abeywickrama Dear you are spot on. I like this very much.

    "Keep in mind what Lord Buddha said...Let the haters hate you. But you should never hate them because hatred can never be ceased by hatred. Hatred will only be ceased by kindness.... "

  • POSTED BY on | March 25, 2014, 11:53 GMT

    The way things are going so far, semi finalists will probably be: SL, SA, IND, and then a tight call between PAK/AUS.

  • POSTED BY azee_slk on | March 25, 2014, 11:16 GMT

    ohh dear why indian supporters speaking about football? can u play with maldives at-least ? and your a big country and couldn't form a better rugby team, if u play with srilanka SL- 50 Ind- 0 it's a shame for you.. don't think in this way, be sportsmen without looking SL in a jealousy view. sorry mates, this is a game not life. most of indian's don't know what is sports mean

  • POSTED BY deadite11 on | March 25, 2014, 11:11 GMT

    Simple, in netherlands, they wont follow cricket, just for the sake, they selected a random XI to play for ICC. And there were no fans or followers of this minority game. As someone said, if there's a football or hockey, this could get reversed. So no other way for lankans to make records in other sport as cricket is only game for them ;)

  • POSTED BY Cricsnake on | March 27, 2014, 18:08 GMT

    Wow ! Guys you got it. At last but not least both SL & Ind fans gonna come for an amicable settlement. Hats off to transtell87 for his brilliant effort. My apologies for the bitter words on you at the beginning. It's better we should respect each & every nation in the subcontinent, either it is India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, SL, Afghanistan or Nepal we should appreciate each other on their day, their strengths and talents. Criticisms must be done in a constructive manner. late is better than never and I wish long live this friendship & moreover brotherhood. Cheers !

  • POSTED BY Gamaraala on | March 26, 2014, 21:53 GMT

    randikaayya: Chamal was referring to his school team being better than Netherlands. I too was referring to the same. I AM an SL fan who hates trash talking (not that I did my best to avoid). :)

    Peace

    PS:- Dharmaraja's rugby team is better I guess, if that news soothes you.. ;)

  • POSTED BY Cricket_Our_Religion_1983_2007_2011 on | March 26, 2014, 9:42 GMT

    @ Dinesh Ranga :-Did you forgot Ganguly's tennure..his 183 in Taunton match in 1999 worldcup...One of your legend's ball sent to the near by river..any generation some body will be there...

  • POSTED BY cric_leo on | March 26, 2014, 5:13 GMT

    what is going on here... basically indian fans couldn't digest that massive win cos they (indians) expected to SL beaten by NL (at least in their sub conscious). but it wouldn't happen. even from commentators they would never appreciate SL's superiority in this format and always talked about other teams weaknesses. but if IND or AUS in No.01 they jump in to the commentary box and praising all over. that because now days cricket is multi-million business rather than mere gentlemen's game. of course yes ....... we understand the poor indian comments, because they are the nation ....... players treated like gods..

  • POSTED BY on | March 25, 2014, 16:14 GMT

    Record win in just 5 overs. sri lankans are record breakers

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 25, 2014, 13:03 GMT

    Remind to all indians....Can you remember the time how SL hammered you after 1996 WC with master blaster Jayasooriya.you couldnt even one single series against SL.Thats is the golden period SL spent.By the time you defeated us....thats true. But your team will soon collapse just after MS Dhoni step down...everything will over.He is the only man in your team.no others.... That furture is not far away.....watch out...

  • POSTED BY Peacer on | March 25, 2014, 12:59 GMT

    @Naduni Devindi Abeywickrama Dear you are spot on. I like this very much.

    "Keep in mind what Lord Buddha said...Let the haters hate you. But you should never hate them because hatred can never be ceased by hatred. Hatred will only be ceased by kindness.... "

  • POSTED BY on | March 25, 2014, 11:53 GMT

    The way things are going so far, semi finalists will probably be: SL, SA, IND, and then a tight call between PAK/AUS.

  • POSTED BY azee_slk on | March 25, 2014, 11:16 GMT

    ohh dear why indian supporters speaking about football? can u play with maldives at-least ? and your a big country and couldn't form a better rugby team, if u play with srilanka SL- 50 Ind- 0 it's a shame for you.. don't think in this way, be sportsmen without looking SL in a jealousy view. sorry mates, this is a game not life. most of indian's don't know what is sports mean

  • POSTED BY deadite11 on | March 25, 2014, 11:11 GMT

    Simple, in netherlands, they wont follow cricket, just for the sake, they selected a random XI to play for ICC. And there were no fans or followers of this minority game. As someone said, if there's a football or hockey, this could get reversed. So no other way for lankans to make records in other sport as cricket is only game for them ;)

  • POSTED BY Remoz on | March 25, 2014, 11:01 GMT

    May be Sri Lanka will lose in hockey or football but not in cricket. The game that loves by lot of Indians. Anyway the WC is does not over. Let see how India play against Aus and Ban. Most probably Ind will go to Semis. @vkias. India defeated 2 former champions. It is with unpredictable Pakistan and out of form west indies who lost 6 of the previous 9 games. Aus is the team to beat in Group A for India.

  • POSTED BY on | March 25, 2014, 10:37 GMT

    @ Ravindrakumar, I feel sorry for you. You support Netherlands just because of your narrow political view. This is about Cricket so lets talk about Cricket. We all know there are sore losers can't stomach SL victories since 2009.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 25, 2014, 10:36 GMT

    ha ha Nishanth, same applies to Netherlands vs. India foot ball rugby you name it.

  • POSTED BY tanstell87 on | March 25, 2014, 10:24 GMT

    thank you all SL fans....hope this new found India-Sri Lanka friendship stays forever...all the best to all Asian teams participating in this year's World T20 !

  • POSTED BY likeintcricket on | March 25, 2014, 10:22 GMT

    I would not count out any side from top 8 yet. India and SL are in better bowling form but they can be easily beaten by any side. SL got away against SA and NZ almost beat SA. India is showing good form with the ball but we all know their bowling capabilities when things going wrong.

  • POSTED BY on | March 25, 2014, 10:04 GMT

    Netherland is a strong team in footballand hocky why bever one laughing about netherland all out 39? POOR srilanka id srilanka vs netherland football match in 90 minutes netherland will make 90 goll srilanka 0 hahahahhahha

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 25, 2014, 10:00 GMT

    Sri Lanka 20 Mn. India 1,300 Mn. Has India achieved a big success in Cricket as to the available resources.

  • POSTED BY on | March 25, 2014, 9:50 GMT

    ind v ssouth Sri v Aus ind v aus Aus wins title

  • POSTED BY vinodmiraskar on | March 25, 2014, 9:42 GMT

    Guys.. Guys.. Guys.. Just Imagine if Netherlands would haved played against srianka in Football/Hockeyl... Score line reads 40(Neth) -1 (Sri)

  • POSTED BY JayZ_SL on | March 25, 2014, 9:31 GMT

    I don't care if it is an Asian county or any other who will win..Just wanna see a team with a good team spirit wins......hopefully SL

  • POSTED BY SLslider on | March 25, 2014, 9:30 GMT

    @ tanstell As a SL fan my support to the peace as well.

  • POSTED BY chamil96 on | March 25, 2014, 9:23 GMT

    My selection on semi final and final on t20 world cup on 2014. group 1=1.sri lanka 2.New Zealand Group 2=1.India,2.Australia Final=Sri Lanka+New Zealand Winners=Sri Lanka

  • POSTED BY vkumar_086 on | March 25, 2014, 9:22 GMT

    @ Cpt.Meanster....exactly mate...you are spot on...unlike SL, India defeated two former champions and rasied to top of the group, undoubtedly they are worthy wins....hoping Ind and Pak to qualify from this group and SL, NZ from another group....all the best for all these teams for next matches

  • POSTED BY vkumar_086 on | March 25, 2014, 9:18 GMT

    @ Cpt.Meanster....exactly mate...you are spot on...unlike SL, India defeated two farmer champions and rasied to top of the group, undoubtedly they are worthy wins....hoping Ind and Pak to qualify from this group and SL, NZ from another group....all the best for all these teams for next matches

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 25, 2014, 9:16 GMT

    ohhh man stop it.... all of u.....

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 25, 2014, 9:14 GMT

    Netherlands you have my respect. I think they are a superb team full of young raw talent and potential. they need and deserve more matches against test playing nations other than Zimbabwe in order to improve and also more help from the ICC in terms of funding. they're a very humble and spirited team. best of luck tto them in this tournament I hope they win a few matches. and they've won a fan in me. bravo le Dutchmen

  • POSTED BY Yuosufahmed on | March 25, 2014, 9:13 GMT

    As an Indian fan, I will give my heartiest support for this effort initiated by tanstell and others.

  • POSTED BY vkumar_086 on | March 25, 2014, 9:13 GMT

    @Mohommad Yahiya Khan...everybody including SL fans agrees that SL is in very easy group unlike India...here it is not the question of test status, hope you understand this...India faced severe criticism before the start of the tournament (very similar conditions before the start of CT in 2013) and everybody expected that it wont reach semi final...but im proud of my team and its performance (2 out of 2) and turning as one of the favourites for title....if it succeed in that, the first country in the world of cricket to win all global titles simultaneously...just keep watching

  • POSTED BY Monoz1976 on | March 25, 2014, 9:12 GMT

    My support for peaceful comments. All hail.......

  • POSTED BY on | March 25, 2014, 9:11 GMT

    @tanstell87 and others: As a Sri Lankan fan, my fullest support for nice and peaceful comments providede we get the same back. No hate..... Jaya SL/India/Pakistan/Bangladesh....

  • POSTED BY vkumar_086 on | March 25, 2014, 9:00 GMT

    @Mohommad Yahiya Khan...everybody including SL fans agrees that SL is in very easy group unlike India...here it is not the question of test status, hope you understand this...India faced severe criticism before the start of the tournament (very similar conditions before the start of CT in 2013) and everybody expected that it wont reach semi final...but im proud of my team and its performance (2 out of 2) and turning as one of the favourites for title....if it succeed in that, the first country in the world of cricket to win all global titles simultaneously...just keep watching

  • POSTED BY ramz30380 on | March 25, 2014, 8:53 GMT

    Guys guys guys... please.... cool down... we are neighbors and shud be supporting each other instead of bashing each other teams....

    Be it Ind, Pakistan, SL or Bangladesh - lets support. May an Asian team win again! Every team has its plus and minuses, I totally understand the love and affection everyone has for the team they support but going over board in criticising another team is not the way.

    All the best Ind, SL, Pakistan & Bangladesh for the rest of the tournament!

  • POSTED BY on | March 25, 2014, 8:47 GMT

    tanstell87 Glad to Hear From an indian fan but we did not start it.

  • POSTED BY CricinfoSriLanka on | March 25, 2014, 8:40 GMT

    I kindly expect all Sri Lankan fans and Indian fans not to fight each other.. We are people genetically and culturally almost similar. Let's support each other and appreciate each other..

  • POSTED BY Peacer on | March 25, 2014, 8:20 GMT

    @tanstell87 Spot on man. It is time to change us here. Nothing we can get from hating each other.

  • POSTED BY vkumar_086 on | March 25, 2014, 8:18 GMT

    @Herath-UK...SL has defeated poor associate country....there is no pride in that...so ICC wont give any cash reward for that....in fact it may give that cash award to the associates to improve infrastructure and training facilities....

  • POSTED BY Peacer on | March 25, 2014, 8:13 GMT

    Looking at some of these comments here, It seems to be a war, more than cricket, between these two nation, SriLanka and India.

    Event though SriLanka is such a small island comparing to other cricket playing nations, whatever they have achieved playing like a one nation so far for last few decades, It is truly magnificent. Haters are always there and they will always hate.

    But as a pure SL fan, I would like to beg from SL fans here, don't hate them back. It is clearly not the way to going about this. Whatever the nation.., Whoever the player.., If it is something that should appreciated, No matter it is India, Pakistan, etc. No matter it is Kohli, Dhoni, etc. we should appreciate that.

    There should be a end line for this hating. There is nothing someone can earn from hating. It is not the spirit of the cricket that we always here.

    Someone should stop first, I am saying SL, Let's do it first, before India. What do you guys say.. ?

  • POSTED BY on | March 25, 2014, 8:11 GMT

    Wow... Amazing performance.... One of the most strongest contender for this WT20 Title... Hope that Pakistan also show some consistency...

  • POSTED BY on | March 25, 2014, 7:59 GMT

    all the big record belong to srilanka t 20 , odi, and test too best of lions

  • POSTED BY ksquared on | March 25, 2014, 7:53 GMT

    This was expected and I think a commentator summed it up well. These guys have never faced guys like mendis, malinga etc. and it showed. They probably will put up a better show against the other teams as they are more orthodox and they might be able to handle those attacks better. Besides ND hit rock bottom so things can't get any worse so I guess the only way is up for ND.

  • POSTED BY tanstell87 on | March 25, 2014, 7:15 GMT

    @ all SL fans....I am an Indian.......lets a start a new chapter of friendship....that we dont disrespect each other's teams from hereon...

    we fans keep hurling abusing at each other & the Indian & Sri Lankan teams are great friends on & off the field...thats why we a see Mahela captain of Delhi & Sangakarra capatin of Hyderabad...even Angelo was capatain of Pune team in IPL...SL fans dont know how Mumbaikars cheer for Malinga at Wankhede during IPL...lets start respecting each other...after all we are long lost brothers...

  • POSTED BY vefa on | March 25, 2014, 7:06 GMT

    ireland should have performed much better. But hope dutch will perform well against englnd n kiwis. But irelnd should have qualified.

  • POSTED BY on | March 25, 2014, 7:01 GMT

    Really guys, what the hell was that? Is this international w'cup stuff? Why have teams like Holland and Bangladesh in wcups? A wcup should be high intensity and tough. Not like what happened yesterday. Get real!!

  • POSTED BY anoop3301 on | March 25, 2014, 6:57 GMT

    @SLslider: You are stating obvious truth dude. Unfortunately your SL brothers do not know how to appreciate talismanic figures like Chandimal and Thirimanne. They have been the shining lights of SL cricket for over a decade and half now, especially Chandimal. And fans are talking about dropping him.Without his titanic efforts, SL would not have won test series victories in Ind and Aus. Old warhorse isn't he ? Budding cricketers like Sanga and Mahela have a lot to learn from him.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 25, 2014, 6:56 GMT

    why all these people r laughing at sl for not being able to win a wrld cup final...why can't u think positivly..at least v got selected tp play 4 wrld cup finals.isn't it a great thing than going home aftr the grp stage....#SLslider if u r a sri lankan u seriously hve a problem...our team may loss wrld cup final, our team may be a flat track bully, our team may haven't won away test matches for long time....bt still any of the lankans never disrespect them like u...even if they loss every match they play, they will b our heroes forever...being a war affected tiny island nation the things v have achieved in crickt wrld r more than enough for us...1 world cup, 4 wrld cup runner ups....ya v r more than happy abt it...it is obvious u r not a sri lankan..most probebly an indian....

  • POSTED BY on | March 25, 2014, 6:52 GMT

    We beat ND, and Indian fans are bashing the SL team. What the heck? Why can't you just accept that SL are a good side? No other teamhas ever been able to maintain a no.1 T20I rank for nearly two years before. And SL are on a 12 match winning streak, so what else is needed to prove that they are not a poor side? Look, just accept that SL are a good side, we can accept that IND are a good team but only if you guys accept our own powerful team. What's the point is creating hostility towards each other over something like this? Just stop digging out every single weakness of our team, and look at your own weaknesses. IND are no doubt a good team, but like any team, they have their own share of weak points...

  • POSTED BY on | March 25, 2014, 6:52 GMT

    @SLslider; You Indians most of the time just come to the finals just by run rate or whatever with a lot of matches loosing in the preliminary rounds and going to win the finals due to luck, dew, flat tracks or whatever. But, we SLs although looses the finals, we come with all the matches winning most of the time

  • POSTED BY on | March 25, 2014, 6:50 GMT

    @All, Please don't argue and fight each other, we all are cricket fans, love this gale so much, specially as asians. Support your teams, don't insult others...

  • POSTED BY on | March 25, 2014, 6:47 GMT

    It is amusing and irritating to read Ind fans comments even after being No. 3 in Asia just ahead of AFG and BAN. Most of Ind fans are pond of critisizing their players who perform poorly, but they are real boasters when it comes to comparing with other countries who perform well. They boast when they win which is totally acceptable. But, they just boast even if they are thrashed even by minnows. It seems Ind are not competitive even at the Asian level without Dhoni. Atleast until Dhoni comes to the team, they should avoid away matches with major teams if they are going to keep their ranking intact and focus on playing with teams like Bangladesh and Afganistan. This Asia cup showed whole world where they really should be.

  • POSTED BY on | March 25, 2014, 6:42 GMT

    @SLslider: You are spot on mate. You Indian team are foxes but pretend to be lions. If not we won't have to hear the stats presented by Flat_track_bally.

  • POSTED BY SLslider on | March 25, 2014, 6:27 GMT

    @ Yousufahmed11 A team enters a tournament to win a trophy not to hand it to the other team but our "supposed" LIONS do that all the time and our fans say that we are happy that we fought. LOL. I am ashamed at our Lions or shall I say rabbits. We play like foxes and call ourselves LIONS.

  • POSTED BY on | March 25, 2014, 6:26 GMT

    @SLslider: Everybody in this forum know who you are. You don't have to pretend over and again as a SL fan. If you are too over confident about your Ind team, just accept Flat_Track_Buliies challenge and show his stats are wrong.

  • POSTED BY SL_legacy on | March 25, 2014, 6:16 GMT

    @vipinchirackal; I remember when Bhuvaneshwar Kumar came in and did well for a few games, for you Indian fans, he became "the greatest swing bowler in world cricket". I mean better than Steyn and Johnson. Mate, its fans' right whether to bast or to nag about their OWN country's sportsmen. I wonder what the heck you're dong nagging in other teams' threads??? Wait till the world's best team (according to Indians' logics) who couldn't win a match except against BAN & AFG during the whole of 2014 before WT20, play a game... Then you can do whatever you want in that thread...

  • POSTED BY Ammo666 on | March 25, 2014, 6:15 GMT

    A win by a huge difference very well played SL! Few SL'n fans are still much better & have some sportsmanship for who deserves in such occasion & give comments accordingly but there are almost not a single IND'n fan who praises good cricket or good effort to any team playing against them or learned to accept any defeat with their so called legends, as if they are the KING of cricket & unbeatable to any test team in the world or even to associates LOL..& SL of course they are better than your so called legendary current IND team! best of luck SL for the upcoming matches.

  • POSTED BY Yuosufahmed on | March 25, 2014, 6:09 GMT

    @SLslider : I accept Flat_Track_Bullies comments. Even I didn't believe we are flat track bulies until I got enlightened by the statistics by some fans.I was speechless against the challenge posted by some SL fans. Stats clearly say that we have come to the flat track buly state after the retirement of Sachin and the gang.See below for recent different time periods results of win/loss rations in SA, AUS and ENG. We are well below SL and Pak, isn't it? 1990s:SL-0.42 Pak. 0.55 Ind-0.31 2000s: SL-0.50 Pak. 0.42 Ind-0.65 Last 5 years: SL-1.00 Pak. 0.54 Ind-0.39 Last 4 years:SL-0.95 Pak. 0.61 Ind-0.42 Last 3 years: SL-0.94 Pak. 0.68 Ind-0.28 Last 2 years:SL-1.00 Pak. 0.63 Ind-0.80 Last 12 months:SL-infinity Pak. 0.53 Ind-0.66

  • POSTED BY SLslider on | March 25, 2014, 6:06 GMT

    @ Flat_Trac_Bally At least your team was not humiliated for less than 50 score in your last tour to SA while our colombo track LEGENDS were humbled there. In a team filled with 11 legends who are considred mediocre outside SL. We have not won a single test series outside SL since our greatest batsman sanga's debut. He only has 4 centuries outside Asia after playing 122 tests. And Mahela the lord of lords has an average of 33.33 after playing over 400 matches LOL. Even your Jadeja has better batting average. Our team is a minnow basher. In last 16 matches again your team we have won 4 and you have won 11. We are minnows in front of you.

  • POSTED BY SLslider on | March 25, 2014, 5:57 GMT

    @ Flat_Trac_Bally At least your team wins a trophy which matters the most on the other hand the only time SL captain gets to touch a trophy is when he is posing with other captains.

  • POSTED BY Sudu_putha on | March 25, 2014, 5:55 GMT

    Netherland can beat Bangaladesh any day.. he hee

  • POSTED BY SLslider on | March 25, 2014, 5:55 GMT

    @ Flat_Trac_BallyI am a SL fan so obviously logic doesn't apply to me like my fellow countrymen. We won last match against India so we are superior even though we have lost 11 out of last 16 matches against India. Still we are better. How are we better, well I don't know and don't have any valid argument but we are better. We are better than India overseas even though we haven't won a single test series outside SL since 2000 but we are better. A very intelligent, reasonable and proud SL fan.

  • POSTED BY on | March 25, 2014, 5:50 GMT

    I remember when we played England in 1975, how we almost won the match, by scoring over 300 runs,had warnaoura, thissera and others at the time. but we were not scared, we punished the English bowling. why not teams like Dutch, not do the same to us.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 25, 2014, 5:40 GMT

    How can we not talk about the asia cup.Indians lost to both SL and Pak and dont give the excuse of dhoni not play VK is ur vice captain and your future captain.And your team is the so called world champions lol lost.You indians vary your excuses to different situations.

  • POSTED BY Monoz1976 on | March 25, 2014, 5:33 GMT

    Seems our fans are scared of our Indian teams future. I know in the current form Bangladesh team can easily thrash our ordinary team. Bangaladesh bowlers are definitely ahead of our ordinary bowlers...rofl Gazi, Razak and Sakib are way better than ordinary Ashwin and Jadeja. Mortaza and Rubel are well ahead of our current lot of medium facers....rofl, see the comparison of spinners below. There is no difference in medium facers as well.

    BAN-Gazi: 24.16 (avg) 4.16 (econ); Sakib: 29.37 (avg) 4.31 (econ); Razak:27.90 (avg) 4.48 (econ)

    IND-Ashwin: 31.61 (avg) 4.89 (econ);Jadeja:31.64 (avg) 4.63 (econ); Sharma: 56.25 (avg)5.12 (econ)

  • POSTED BY Monoz1976 on | March 25, 2014, 5:30 GMT

    I accept India sent an experimental team to Asia Cup. Let me show you the recent performance (last year) of your players you are gonna add to make it Indian National team based on fans comments. All the fans can decide if experimental team that played in Asian cup is better or the national team is better?

    Youvi averaged 19.71 from 15 innings with 2 fifties. Gambhir averaged 21.85 from 7 inings with 1 fifty. Raina averaged 24.25 from 12 innings. Bhajji averaged 41.29 for 17 wickets.These suggests they shouldn't be even in Associate teams and Indian national team is going to be equal to an associate team.

  • POSTED BY Monoz1976 on | March 25, 2014, 5:29 GMT

    Who cares about the margin of victory? It is by 10 wickets or 200 runs, doesn't matter. Ultimately, number of wins counts. SL played 4 matches and won all 4 matches, Pakistan won 3 matches. So, winning percentages are SL-100% Pakistan-75%. India has just 50% with 2 wins and 2 losses. Former 2 played better than overhyped India who only managed to just beat bottom teams. IMO India has gone further down from their masacre by Kiwis. If Sakib played for BAN and AFG played to their full potential, it would have been a nightmare for India which extends their away winless streak. However away winless streak is still valid against top teams. It is simple as that.

  • POSTED BY Monoz1976 on | March 25, 2014, 5:28 GMT

    Most importantly so called our world beaters (LMAO) were pathetic in SA and NZ fast bouncy as well as spin friendly Dhaka and Sarjah pitches and still call world beaters? We were choked in Asian cup. No. 3 in Asia just ahead of Ban and Afg, still call world beaters. lol.

  • POSTED BY Monoz1976 on | March 25, 2014, 5:24 GMT

    See below for recent different time periods results of win/loss rations in SA, AUS and ENG. India are well below SL and Pak, isn't it? 1990s:SL-0.42 Pak. 0.55 Ind-0.31 2000s: SL-0.50 Pak. 0.42 Ind-0.65 Last 5 years: SL-1.00 Pak. 0.54 Ind-0.39 Last 4 years:SL-0.95 Pak. 0.61 Ind-0.42 Last 3 years: SL-0.94 Pak. 0.68 Ind-0.28 Last 2 years:SL-1.00 Pak. 0.63 Ind-0.80 Last 12 months:SL-infinity Pak. 0.53 Ind-0.66

  • POSTED BY Monoz1976 on | March 25, 2014, 5:11 GMT

    @bravetigersmustwin...lol you might be refering to the qualifying matches groups. Even I am not sure with strong Bangla, Afgan, Ireland and Zimba boys.

  • POSTED BY Monoz1976 on | March 25, 2014, 5:10 GMT

    @bravetigersmustwin...lol you might be refering to the qualifying matches groups. Even I am not sure with strong Bangla, Afgan, Ireland and Zimba boys.

  • POSTED BY vipinchirackal on | March 25, 2014, 5:02 GMT

    now sreelankan fans will keep posting as angelo mathews is the best bowler in the world better than steyn and johnson.i wonder they dont have any cricketing sense.boosting about a team which failed to win any big trophy for years.please dont mention immedialtely about asia cup where they were about to loose even to bengladesh

  • POSTED BY Monoz1976 on | March 25, 2014, 5:01 GMT

    Its disgusting to see how our Ind fans weeping claiming that we are in a tough group as similar to associates. This is the last thing that we expect from a top quality team. Ban seems to be much mentally stronger than we Indians. On the other hand, it is not surprising based on our recent loosing streak. I don't think that any group is tough for Lankans or Pakistanis who are the favouirites from the 2 groups based on their recent performance.

  • POSTED BY bravetigersmustwin on | March 25, 2014, 4:48 GMT

    @flat_track_bully .. India is the top team of both the group

  • POSTED BY sudaththa on | March 25, 2014, 4:48 GMT

    Yeah we won!! Mahela.. Sanga.. Dilshan.. U have to play, innings like kholi, tayler, duminy did... We cant expect maxwell from u guys! So if we want to go to further head u guys have to perform well!! Good luck!!

  • POSTED BY Monoz1976 on | March 25, 2014, 4:32 GMT

    Guys, I agree with most of the comments saying that SL is in a relatively weaker group. Group B has only 2 top quality teams in SL and SA, but group A has 3 top quality teams in Pak, WI and Aus.

  • POSTED BY on | March 25, 2014, 4:24 GMT

    Ha ha haaaaa we witness the best bowling performance in t20 cricket history, and its another record from sri lanka, the team who have the record for the highest team totals in the all 3 formats of the game. Its poor netherlands who kneel down in front of mighty lions, in fact that had to be happened cuz SL is the BEST t20 team in the world. GO LANKA GO !!!!!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY randikaayya on | March 25, 2014, 4:14 GMT

    Gamaraala: my good friend, may I ask why would you pick on Dharmaraja at this inopportune time? Mind you, the previous post sounded much less like an SL fan with a firm local footing as your alias suggests. Cheers!

  • POSTED BY Monoz1976 on | March 25, 2014, 4:14 GMT

    @anupkeni: Afg would give a better fight against Ind let alone Ban. http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/533274.html

  • POSTED BY kovinbuddi on | March 25, 2014, 4:13 GMT

    Well done Sri Lanka. This is what we wanted to see. Give a first round knock out to the new comer. The strength of the team comes from fans all around the world who pray and wish for the team. We will be behind you until you get the T20 world cup this time as runners up last time you should take the cup this time.Budu Saranai! Devi Pihitai Sri lanka team, Kusal, mathew, sanaga , Thisara, mahela and others.

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | March 25, 2014, 4:11 GMT

    Wow I just can't believe how Jelous Indian fans are I mean even if we beat the dutch they still scold us and if we even got beaten by them they will still scold us saying we couldn't even beat them pathetic. This is what true jealousy is, looking forward for the comments after SL vs ENG match still they will scold :P

  • POSTED BY Monoz1976 on | March 25, 2014, 4:11 GMT

    @anupkeni: Afg would give a better fight against Ind let alone Ban. http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/533274.html

  • POSTED BY randikaayya on | March 25, 2014, 4:06 GMT

    Crindex: are you serious mate? You think that SL should have allowed the Dutch to score at least 100? Is that how competitive international cricket works? So SL are immature cos they thrashed the opposition? Maybe your India should show some maturity and loose some games, how does that sound?

  • POSTED BY Great_Chucker on | March 25, 2014, 3:56 GMT

    SL had to "win" with all their "senior players" to beat Dutch ...Wow ...a thought which no team would have done ..LOL

  • POSTED BY the_blue_android on | March 25, 2014, 3:48 GMT

    Wow, first time ever I've seen Angelo mathews finish his quota of overs. I wonder why? Lets see how many overs he bowls against non-minnows!

  • POSTED BY ms2000 on | March 25, 2014, 3:44 GMT

    Sri Lanka is not a country to boast about their achivements. Just because we beat Holland in that fashion no one run down Holland. They are a good team, they have proved it many times. It was perhaps a bad day y'day for them. We are a diffrent nation than our neighbours. We have come a long way in Cricket and still there is so much to learn. We respect every team that plays against us and we are a nation that will always give credit to where it deserves. We hope Holland will take this as a stepping stone to iorn out some of theis faults and bounce back in to the tounament. We have many records against our small nation in Cricket. The highest Test total 952, The highesr T20 and the highest One day totals. Where is India?

  • POSTED BY yohandf on | March 25, 2014, 3:37 GMT

    @ Cpt.Meanster - Match vs Netherlands was not an embarrassment for SL as we did the job clinically . it s not our fault . Groups are created according to rankings ( 1,4,5,8,Q1) & ( 2,3,6,7,Q2) . SL has been most consistent T20 side for last two years , continuously No 1 so they deserve a easy group ( even now you are thinking its a easy group) . you guys complained same thing in last T20 but when it came to semi finals , to teams from stronger group ( Aus , Pak) lost to teams from easy group ( SL , WI ) . that shows the reality .

  • POSTED BY Htc-Android on | March 25, 2014, 3:35 GMT

    Kusal Looked uncomfortable after getting hit on his thumb. I hope he will be allright. We dont want to lose him at this stage.

  • POSTED BY abdus_sbr on | March 25, 2014, 3:33 GMT

    This is the buity and uncertinity of Criket. After smashing win against Ireland, we viewed a total collaps. But this is nothing new. Now Bangladesh ia a bit tention free for the tournament lowest score may not be their achievement.

  • POSTED BY VinothSam on | March 25, 2014, 3:32 GMT

    What more anyone expects from this match. SL is the no.1 T20 nation. How could a new team can beat no.1 team in the world.

  • POSTED BY on | March 25, 2014, 3:26 GMT

    Netherland should develop their cricket system & infrastructure before challenging Test team.One or two win here & there will not help in the long run,from Bangladesh

  • POSTED BY Udendra on | March 25, 2014, 3:23 GMT

    I think the qualification format of the World T20 has to be questioned here. Ireland would have given a better performance if they came through.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 25, 2014, 2:58 GMT

    20 -30 years ago, 6 or 7 foot iron men from west Indian with sheer pace kneel down Sri Lankans around 50 runs in broad daylight at Colombo. lot of people anticipate this small nation drone in sand with face down , but instead they chose to grow and build their own brand of cricket to face giants. I see today as repeat history in reverse direction. Dutch should think of their strength and opposition strength to comeback again. just like Lankans keep coming back for that one last game continuously 4 world cup finals. popular stereotype write off them , but they just keep coming back for one last lost game. Dutch you should take this as milestone and start dreaming of new version of a milestone, just like you did with Ireland . cheers ! - SL Fans -

  • POSTED BY ajithabey on | March 25, 2014, 2:55 GMT

    Clinical performance by Sri Lanka although I was not impressed with the batting of Dilshan & Co as they looked out of form and vulnerable against some good fast bowling by the Dutch. I still would have thought it would have been better to test their bench strength with a game for thirimanne & herath. However, tour selectors probably had other ideas to give the out of form players another game before other important games against England & NZ to follow.

  • POSTED BY indian.apple.iphone on | March 25, 2014, 2:50 GMT

    Though Netherland team lost the match, they played very well in the previous match in a AWAY ground. They are better than so called great Indian team in AWAY matches.

  • POSTED BY anupkeni on | March 25, 2014, 2:34 GMT

    Ireland could have given Sri Lanka a tougher fight than what Netherlands did. http://www.espncricinfo.com/wt202009/engine/match/356009.html

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | March 25, 2014, 2:26 GMT

    I think it's a bad day for N'lands...they will turn around strongly as they have some quality players.

  • POSTED BY on | March 25, 2014, 2:17 GMT

    No one seems to be noticing that Chandimal is proving to be an astute captain and more effective than Mathews. His strategic use of the bowlers has been particularly impressive in this tournament. Granted that his batting seems to be unsuited for T20 and his mere place in the side is a hot topic but he is leading brilliantly; of course Mathews is also leading my example and his batting and bowling has risen.

  • POSTED BY Rogue777 on | March 25, 2014, 2:09 GMT

    Note: Groups are NOT divided randomly! They are divided based on Ranking. Srl is the number 1 ranked side therefore they go with teams ranked 4, 5 and 8. So the two groups have in ranking terms (1 , 4, 5, 8) and (2, 3, 6, 7). If some other team was ranked number 1 they will be in this group. ICC world event grouping has always being based on ranking. So stop with the silly arguments.

  • POSTED BY on | March 25, 2014, 2:06 GMT

    @ Vikias........Sri Lankans do not take pride in defeating Holland as they had not forgotten their past. The path they had to tread to achieve test status was full of hard work and tears. Holland is a good team and they had proven that. Only they require more time & experience. All the best and good luck to them. Don't give your great country a bad name. People who brag about achievements and run down others are just overgrown babies.

  • POSTED BY Anubhav-the-Experience on | March 25, 2014, 1:51 GMT

    Associates kills tournaments...Hence it is necessary that current format is used regularly...when associates compete with associates, it is definitely more entertaining and reward of win should be to enter big boys group. Cricket cannot be played like football groups, as the quality gap between first 6-7 is too much more than rest. There are not enough teams either.

  • POSTED BY MeijiMura on | March 25, 2014, 0:56 GMT

    There are four points to make about the Netherlands. First, they can't set targets, they can only chase them so any game in which they bat first they will lose. Second, Borren should open the batting. Third, Tom Cooper has to bat at #3. Fourth, the Netherlands were always going to struggle against Sri Lanka as they will against South Africa because of their strong bowling attacks. The two matches in which the Netherlands will really threaten, should they bowl first, will be the matches against New Zealand and England. They're a red-hot chance against both.

  • POSTED BY on | March 25, 2014, 0:03 GMT

    Great performance yet again from our Lankan brothers, definately the best side in Asia right now. Though, Netherlands are a new side, they are more than capable of giving teams a run for their money, and considering that Sri Lanka just left absolutely nothing for them. AMAZING PEROFRMANCE. I am not expecting anything less than a Final spot from this Sri Lankan side. To me i see their days of '96 back with dashing openers reminding me of Arvinda and Jayasuriya. Good luck to them, hoping Pakistan somehow qualify from group B and play them in the semis or finals Inshallah.

  • POSTED BY xtrafalgarx on | March 25, 2014, 0:01 GMT

    People are talking up the Netherlands, forgetting that it was a mere Irish attack that they pummelled.

  • POSTED BY reyme on | March 24, 2014, 23:52 GMT

    I thought Netherland deserves a Test status. Not anymore? Where are the haters now?

  • POSTED BY ramz30380 on | March 24, 2014, 23:52 GMT

    Congrats Srilanka! My heart goes out to Netherlands though, they wud have come with high hopes only to be murdered by the Lankan lions!

    But I think Chandimal missed a trick here by asking Netherlands to bat first. Sri Lankas bowling was never a problem, its the batting that needs some practice in the middle.

    He should have opted to bat first and let Dilshan, Mahela, Parera & himself have a go in the middle. There is no better practice than match practice, SL shud have utilised this oppurtunity for that!

  • POSTED BY NIPPY_89 on | March 24, 2014, 23:09 GMT

    Sri Lanka is in an easy group because they are Number 1 ranked. So stop complaining. Thats the reward you get for being the top ranked t20 team.

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | March 24, 2014, 23:04 GMT

    I feel sympathised for the Dutch They underestimated Srilanka and they tried to compare Lankans with Ireland What they didn't understand is When you lose openers for zero u need to Play slowly and build up partnerships Rather than going after the bowling

  • POSTED BY InternationalCricketFollower on | March 24, 2014, 22:59 GMT

    Chandimal has the easiest job in the world. I think SL can still win by even putting me as captain the T20 side.

  • POSTED BY Nik84 on | March 24, 2014, 22:54 GMT

    40 allout seriously. Anyways these things will happen more often in World cup 2015 coz of weird format. Aus and NZ were in favor of 1992 format but then associates were included late i guess it would be hard for them to tackle on the pitches of Aus/NZ. Anyways i still dont get it why for only one or two shock results ICC include minnows. They should be playing T20 world cups as it can be anybody;s game or else if ICC wants them to play 50 over world cup then atleast allow them to play more matches and tours rather than humiliating them by asking them to play in big tournaments. I feel so bad for associate teams as they dont play any matches with big teams and asked to play them directly in world cup. So bad whats the point of playing them then if u know there is only 1% chance of them winning. anyways be ready for more boring matches in World cup 2015 due to ICC's admanetness and stupidity. ICC lacks Vision wcup comes once in 4 year so every test playing nation should play each other.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 24, 2014, 22:43 GMT

    well done SL. feel for Netherlands but they must learn that even in a 20ov game u must pace ur innings and not come out jus sloggin everything, especially not against a bowling attack with such quality. they would have always lost but if they could've hung around for 20ovs and scored a 100 they cud have kept their heads held high. haha now time for them and me to get high :)))))

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 22:35 GMT

    Sri Lanka.. beautiful country, awesome people, small country awesome abilities... congrats from Pak fan

  • POSTED BY saajj on | March 24, 2014, 22:34 GMT

    LOose or win Dutch always make a record.

  • POSTED BY Cricket24 on | March 24, 2014, 22:31 GMT

    Good job to Netherlands to qualify, I feel as if Ireland would have been a better inclusion into the Super 10.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 24, 2014, 22:03 GMT

    I want to see India lose like this as well. I will never forget how their money thirsty board tried to relegate Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

  • POSTED BY R_U_4_REAL_NICK on | March 24, 2014, 21:43 GMT

    Worry not Netherlandians... This unwanted record will be very short lived. England still have a few games left! Why this very Thursday, we play none-other than Sri Lanka...

  • POSTED BY yuvi_gladiator on | March 24, 2014, 21:20 GMT

    this can work as an example on how much skill even T20 requires in international arena and its not about blind hitting. also how far behind associates are compared to internationals

  • POSTED BY Ajronald on | March 24, 2014, 20:57 GMT

    That was just 3 runs more than what Gibbs scored in an over by Van Bunge in the 2007 WC

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 24, 2014, 20:40 GMT

    An in form Lankan team met an inconsistent associate who happened to be on one of those bad days. Nevertheless, I still think SL are favourites for the cup because of their superior form, and also because they have been in BD for 3 months.

  • POSTED BY LankaPuthra on | March 24, 2014, 20:28 GMT

    This tournament will be won by the team that has the best bowling attack in terms of variety and balance. Of course they must have a reasonable batting line up too, but all out blasting is not the key. From the matches so far, SL seems to have the best bowling side. Some of those bowlers are also good batsmen. BTW, today's match was more like SL vs Rest Of the World, going by the many countries of origin of the "Dutch" players.

  • POSTED BY Cpt.Meanster on | March 24, 2014, 20:18 GMT

    This game was an embarrassment to say the least. Embarrassment to both SL and NED because it was a complete mismatch of strength and skill. I bet Ireland and Zimbabwe are cursing their bad luck. Both those teams would have given some test to SL. Netherlands are a hit 'n' miss team, this is their real standard. I won't be surprised if they get walloped by SA, ENG and NZ. Also, SL are a very lucky team. They always get placed in an easy group in most major tournaments. The road to the semis is very easy for SL now. They will certainly beat ENG. I would say India's wins are the most worthy because they came against good teams with a fine T20 record.

  • POSTED BY KrikIndFan on | March 24, 2014, 20:12 GMT

    @Yuneth, thx. To Netherlands, please don't be disheartened by this, check cricket history and you will see almost all test playing nations have gone through something like this, sometimes its just not your day. Bottom line is we need more cricket in as many nations as possible, hope ICC still helps you out with funds and more games onto your home grounds irrespective of today's performance. Best of Luck!

  • POSTED BY vkumar_086 on | March 24, 2014, 19:37 GMT

    @Charindra..ICC wont divide teams into groups on the basis of rankings..observe last 2012 T20 world cup groups......its because of lottery that SL is in easy group...its better for SL to prepare for semifimals....there it is going to meet either India or Pak...there it wont be that much easy as defeating poor ND

  • POSTED BY lankantone on | March 24, 2014, 19:28 GMT

    Well played sri lanka. Far better if sri lanka done this to high ranked nation. Its little bit hard treatment to dutch team. Actually there is not that much joy. love to sea good fighting spirit from Netherlands in future matches. No need to let down this kind of less experienced teams efforts by comments. We should behave as srilankans not as some of our neighbour country people. Respect others and their efforts.

  • POSTED BY SixSmasher on | March 24, 2014, 19:27 GMT

    I am amazed that this happened. This isn't a skill problem. Netherlands clearly have the skill level to put up 130, 140 plus against any bowling attack after what they did to the Irish. They have had a huge mental block and choked incredibly here.

  • POSTED BY ThKhan on | March 24, 2014, 19:26 GMT

    This is why i am against Minos in big events ... just a record making match .. nothing more rather then giving them entrance in big tournaments they should get couple of ODIs/T20s when for example, any team is visiting England or they are in Asia/Africa to play any minor tournaments ... but entrance in this kind of tournament just eclipses the whole tournament

  • POSTED BY crindex on | March 24, 2014, 19:24 GMT

    Sri Lanka needs to show some maturity here. Its boisterous and adolescent act to humiliate a lesser team in International tournament not cool . They could have shown some restraint and allowed Netherlands to get some respectable score like 100 which is easily gettable by SL anyway. Why be so ruthless and caught up about the net run rate when you know you have already made it to the top. Need some maturity here from SL.

  • POSTED BY vishnu4252 on | March 24, 2014, 19:22 GMT

    Srilankan team havent beaten australia or India, they just beaten the minnows nietherlands!! Nothing to be too happy about!!!

  • POSTED BY ThilankaK on | March 24, 2014, 19:21 GMT

    This is not fair ! I mean SL should have join in this tournament from semis !!!

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 19:20 GMT

    Sri Lanka is good about routing their opponents but pakistan is worse in similar cases. Even they use to laugh in similar situations against weaker opponents. In one occation they have given ball to non-bowler imzamam while thrashing an opponent. Srilanka is serious, pakistan insults in similar situation.

  • POSTED BY GrindAR on | March 24, 2014, 19:18 GMT

    Can we confidently say, that another capable contender for international levels is in the making? SL did contribute heavily to rub the salt on the dutch and look and write it down... the liimelight of next WCT20I is the Dutch team.... would have sent atleast 2 full member teams packing before they do.

  • POSTED BY GrindAR on | March 24, 2014, 19:13 GMT

    3M should get hold of these 3 SL Ms (Malinga, Mendis, Mathews) for their next advt

  • POSTED BY GrindAR on | March 24, 2014, 19:10 GMT

    Dutch team had their first taste of the level. I believe they will come back few folds better in their next one. Many team fumbled like this earlier we do have scores under 50 from the top teams.... It is one bad day... probably being complacent is paid for.... When they pull their socks up, they will be standing strong... Dutch need to gather their self belief before the next one and hold on to it dearly... I can just say only one of the two, SL showed how ugly things can get to the opponent if they are not ready for a fighting show / Dutch got their wake up call to evaluate themselves at this level before every one call the win against Irleand was a fluke, they need to prove that wrong to the whole cricketing senses.

  • POSTED BY ThilankaK on | March 24, 2014, 19:07 GMT

    I think till finals we have to stick with this team ! what a grate final it should be NZ vs SL !!!

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | March 24, 2014, 19:06 GMT

    It is an embarrassment for the new comer in T20 by Netherlander where cricket is unknown to vast majority.But compare SL who are playing cricket for years. Some wrong headed fans of India wishes same for BD ! Pretty funny is their attitude towards BD . Maybe they couldn't forget the BD bashing in ODI World Cup . Cricket is a sport , this kind of low score can happen even with Indian team , so don't be so proud that you have to degrade a team .

  • POSTED BY Warm_Coffee on | March 24, 2014, 19:06 GMT

    The most 1 sided T20 game I have ever witnessed. Yawn. Shame Ireland couldn't make it. Netherlands are unworthy as their team is filled with imports and no interest in Cricket.

  • POSTED BY Razor_Sharp on | March 24, 2014, 19:05 GMT

    ICC should give these associate sides to play with full members more often so then they can improve their skills. They don't have experience in the international level. The Minnow Murderers done it again.

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 18:57 GMT

    Let this be a lesson to those who wanted to see that Afgans in the super 10. Netherlands are 100 times better than the Afgans. But the harsh truth is you guys are not ready for the big league. You may win here and there but please keep on playing each other.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 24, 2014, 18:56 GMT

    I am a Lankan and I am not talking about SL here.Few comments about the associates shouldn't have beem given the chance to play at this level.That is a plain ridiculous comment.They earned there place by putting up some great performances in the qualifiers. Dutch had a really bad day against the No.1 team in the world. It can happen to anyone. Even India was routed for 54 in Sharjah after SL put up a 280 odd on the same pitch. These associates should be given a break. Those teams played a peach of a qualifying tourney. They will improve by playing tough cricket. Game should keep building, for that we need more new teams joining the game. They'll slip up once in a while, but that is the nature of the game.

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 18:51 GMT

    These sort of performances by minnows is nothing new and we have precedents.

    However ICC, can devise some more stringent filtering mechanism, by letting the nations in waiting to compete with the regular playing nations itself as sort of the criteria[ to be defined], instead of allowing them into ICC World Cups.

    Though my suggestion is not for discouraging Cricket crazy nations, the charm & the competitive spirit in the high profile World event is lost, much to the chagrin of the fans & viewers.

    This also unduly inflates some of the teams net run rate in a group and it is not good for a realistic scenario.Needless to say is that on a given day, they might play a competitive match with any other team in the group and even might play Giant Killer or spoilsports games.

    Let the competent Cricketing Authorities give a deep thought to the above and take appropriate decisions !

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 18:39 GMT

    Ooops at 7pm srilanka won the toss and bowl first i am on the tv. and sky sports watcjing match ianalayse until 7.30 , after when netherland comes out the bat i am going to shop to buying pepsi and chicken and came out in housr switch on tv srilanka batting , what happend in the 340 minutes? any one explain me?

  • POSTED BY Herath-UK on | March 24, 2014, 18:34 GMT

    What a terrific performance by Sri Lanka.I'm absolutely shocked the way we establish world records after records.No other country has this knack what Sri Lanka have. What a stellar show.ICC should recognise these extraordinary feats & when a world record is made, should give a cash donation as a way to encourage the players & the game.

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | March 24, 2014, 18:24 GMT

    There is a huge gap between the associates and top sides like SL .Maybe Ireland Zimbabwe could have done better but the fact is Netherlands have reached the super 10 stage based on that one awesome performance on that day. I still bet that they might cause a repeat of 2009 against england if not that then at least show some fight .I hope their confidence is not crushed .There was a whole line of dutch supporters in a part of the stadium I hope that continues. ICC cannot afford to revoke statuses. As for someone saying who would pay to watch Ire Zim Ned and co then the answer to him is that he (or the ones who think like him ) are not the only ones who watch cricket .A true cricket fan would pay to watch a Ire vs Ned or associate vs associate match or for that matter any evenly matched encounter .The best match of the tournament remains Ire vs Ned for me (although NZ vs SA ranks right up there). With this competition I am convinced T20 is the way ahead .We get crowds anywhere contd

  • POSTED BY jb633 on | March 24, 2014, 18:19 GMT

    @Hate.Me, Pakistan don't play spin well and they were walloped in the UAE by SA in the T20 format. Pakistan can blow hot or cold, regardless of conditions. They have the seamers that can perform outside Asia, I don't think you should lump all the Asian sides in the same bracket as all 3 sides play different brands of cricket. I agree that India are a very good T20 side in these conditions.

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 18:12 GMT

    Being Nepali fan as well, I am more than happy that Nepal didn't qualify for second round coz we lack exposure to play in that higher level, Nepal might have been in that sort of situation. For Nepal having two wins in this #wt20 was enough, but that doesn't mean we don't like to progress as Captain said this is just beginning.....a lot more work to be done. Being Nepali we don't want to have record which is on lower side but we want to have record on higher side...which is celebrated. I the end I didn't expect this sort of result from Netherlands.....

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 24, 2014, 18:10 GMT

    We should stick with this team for next two games before doing any major changes, SL team is a balanced side but love to see Thisara and Dilshan getting some practice before the semis

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 18:00 GMT

    hi,, as a Sri Lankan I'm really happy about this victory ,, and it should not embarrass Netherland team, as new comers this game will be a great experience to them, I wish Netherland team all the best..!

  • POSTED BY kc69 on | March 24, 2014, 17:58 GMT

    Exactly the way I predicted.Great win for SL, Congrats to Lankan fans from India.

  • POSTED BY Charindra on | March 24, 2014, 17:58 GMT

    @Hate.ME - Sorry to say but that was quite ignorant on your part. ICC takes the ranking of the teams in to account when dividing the teams. That's why No 1 ranked SL and No 2 ranked WI ended up in two different groups. And going by the way WI played against India, they would have been a much easier opposition than SA, which SL beat over the weekend and even NZ, who play spin much better than Eng.

  • POSTED BY vkumar_086 on | March 24, 2014, 17:55 GMT

    @Ramansilva...the qualifier in other group is BD and it is a TEST PLAYING nation, whereas ND is an ASSOCIATE country, there is no great in defeating that....unlike SL, India defeated both farmer champions in its group and raised to top of the group....

    @tanstell87...surely SL will come to know who is great in knock outs...because they wont get such tiff competition in their group as India, Pak, Aus are facing...

  • POSTED BY priceless1 on | March 24, 2014, 17:49 GMT

    fell sorry for the Dutch team , facing Malinga and Mendis for the first time is always tough ,but im sure they will do better next time they meet SL

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 17:49 GMT

    Australia, England and West Indies needs to play against this team to redeem their chances. Maybe, in the future, the ICC should have reserve teams like this one to give the top class choice teams easy points that did not get a any after their first games ! or is this what they are presently doing to include minnows in this tournament ? Who would pay to see Netherland/Ireland/Kenya/Zimbabwe, Scotland, Hong Kong etc., play ?

  • POSTED BY zamanlasi on | March 24, 2014, 17:41 GMT

    @Hinduvta and Vkias ... where are you now ? the diehard critic of bd team... have you ever seen bangladesh team no matter how awful there performance is to be bowled out like this.. your team wheather india or srilanka or pakistan has had to wait till the last over in some cases to the last few balls to register their victory over bd. I wont be surprised if u still consider netherlands or ireland to be far superior to the bd team.. because that's what you are paid for.. Mr. Hinduvta and Vkias speak out... at least after result of Bd team in the upcoming match...!!!!

  • POSTED BY stormy16 on | March 24, 2014, 17:41 GMT

    After Nethelands sensational last win I was saying why its important to give everyone a chance to compete and now they bomb out! We mustnt just write them off based on this performance alone - they did play sensational cricket to be here. Being a less experienced team they will always have a few shockers along the way. It happens in every sport, recll Aus V Brazil in the soccer WC or any tennis major when Williams plays some low ranked player. That's what th game is about and of course there will always be the upset which is what makes the game.

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 17:35 GMT

    This is a broad day light slaughter of the Netherlands team by Sri Lankan. This treatment is totally inhumane? Sri Lanka should e banned from taking further part in the tournament. Just a Joke?

  • POSTED BY switchmitch on | March 24, 2014, 17:34 GMT

    @F.Hashimi....England is a master at this technique and thrives on it. Why blame the minnows....

  • POSTED BY ThilankaK on | March 24, 2014, 17:32 GMT

    @ Shawn Marsh ; YES ! your 100% correct , we all SL fans keep telling even sanga also mention Jayawardena is the best & Sanga 2 nd but God of Cricket is 3rd because he is under performing than Sanga ! 24 years 15,000 + runs & 12 years 13,000 + runs ( some years only 2 test matches ) !!!

  • POSTED BY CodandChips on | March 24, 2014, 17:27 GMT

    Wow. Well done Sri Lanka. Showing why they are the best team. Feel sorry for Netherlands, but this only goes to show the gap between some associates and the top teams. But saying that, England play Sri Lanka this Thursday, and given the history vs Subcontinent teams in the subcontinent in white-ball cricket, and Sri Lanka being clearly number 1 in the world, it will not be pretty.

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 17:23 GMT

    Krikindian_you are a true cricket fan.respect

  • POSTED BY Peacer on | March 24, 2014, 17:13 GMT

    Whatever Dilshan has been trying to do there for last couple of months, is really disappointed.

    He has been trying to smash everything as much hard as he can and ended up with no timing whatsoever always.

    I don' think, it is not the talent that he has lacked, it is all to do with his cricketing mind. Somewhere, something is wrong. Sometimes, it makes me wonder, why he doesn't want to improve.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 24, 2014, 17:11 GMT

    best of luck for next game. hopefully Netherland gonna win next game srilanken fan

  • POSTED BY amilag on | March 24, 2014, 17:11 GMT

    Great cricket from Sl! They are definitely the favorites to win this tournament! They play good quality cricket in all three departments.well balance team and hot favorites to win the cuP!

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | March 24, 2014, 17:10 GMT

    Again a excellent world record by LIONS.. What a way to welcome Netherland to WT20 after their impressive warm up chase.. An outstanding effort from Lions.. Well done boys..

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 17:04 GMT

    Let Mahela to open the innings with Kusal. Otherwise you are going to see he is ending his final tournament with poor performance. Please don't let that happen. He deserves better. Common selectors, when are you going to wake up?

  • POSTED BY thinkgood on | March 24, 2014, 17:00 GMT

    Sad day for Associate countries as this match showed the gap between full members and Associate members. ICC must do something about this by either give more opportunities for Associate countries to play full members around you year or fund these countries to have better batting coaching and batting opportunities.

  • POSTED BY Lakpj on | March 24, 2014, 16:56 GMT

    For the 1st time I felt really sorry for a cricket team. Dutch did wonderfully well to come this far and they didn't deserve that hammering. For SL they must try to get Mahela and Dilshan in form for the business end of this tournament if they are to be more confident with their play. I don't care much about Chandimal if they have the top 4 in form and with Mathews they pose a good enough challenge.

  • POSTED BY Hate.ME on | March 24, 2014, 16:55 GMT

    Did anyone notice ?

    SL also broke Pak's record and made a new World record of dismissing a side in lowest no. of overs in any format.

    Congrats.

    However, I still feel SL are in easier group. Why I say so ? Because all other sub-continent teams are in other group. Ind, Pak and BD. (All play spin well!) along with dangerous Aus and defending Champs WI. Whereas NZ, Eng, Netherland and SA(except a batsman or 2) don't play spin that well, and don't have a quality spinner either.

    Taking no credit away from SL, they have been performing well and deserve to play semis, but I feel does ICC randomly put teams in a group or what ? because last time too SL were put in easier grp. whereas Ind and Pak were in same groups along with dangerous Aus.

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 16:52 GMT

    Clinical win by Sri Lanka.

    Everyone thought Netherlands will give Sri Lanka a hard time as they were awesome against Ireland. But what people kept forgetting was Netherlands thrashed Ireland - another ASSOCIATE team.

    Some SL batsmen definitely need to start doing their part with the bat but bowling has been really good. Unfortunately, this match was too short for those people to get some batting practice.

    Kulasekara bowled 2 overs, both were maidens and got 1 wicket! #SilentKiller

    Hopefully, Netherlands will come back strongly in their next games - they could beat England again! :P

    Well played, Lions! Time to focus on the next game now!

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 16:51 GMT

    Winning the toss and electing to bowl shows srilanka's negative approach .. they would have feared of what happened to Ireland the other day. Any top team would have preferred to bat on the given day against such an opposition..

    anyway congrats to srilankan's for such a high quality bowling and for winning the match

  • POSTED BY SL_rockz on | March 24, 2014, 16:49 GMT

    tanstell87

    Oh Please man !!! You have come again ..People know about your cricket knowledge. So please donot get humiliated infront of others for your own sake..

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 16:42 GMT

    I loved this comment ...

    "Ordered Pizza after the toss to enjoy the match, Pizza guy is here but the match is over "

  • POSTED BY F.Hashimi on | March 24, 2014, 16:42 GMT

    I think this mother and father blood line cricket should end at once. Teams like UAE ,Netherlands, Hong Kong are all relying on this technics to bring player from other nations.

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | March 24, 2014, 16:37 GMT

    Really disappointing to see some fans with no brains from SL criticising Dilshan and Mahela, such poor qualities from those kind of fans, we would be really happy to see if these two greats could play for SA, and i am not surprised by the behaviour of these bunch fans because you don't see how valuable certain things when you have them, In my opinion the SL great currently is MAHELA JAYAWARDANE , my comment might hurt some Kumar fans , sorry about that but as a SA fan this should be told any SA will choose Mahela over Sanga Thank you

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 16:37 GMT

    Another reason not to have teams like UAE play which messed up chance for the Irish team to get in or even Zimbabwe...Netherland is another team made up of expats and not the locals. I would rather have a Nepal, Ireland or Afganistan than teams made up of people from other countries with no support base in the countries they play.

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | March 24, 2014, 16:36 GMT

    What an embarrassment the Dutch turned out to be. Very poor representatives for Associates. At least four associates who would have done much better. Not saying they would have won but they wouldn't cave in like this. So so embarrassing

  • POSTED BY KrikIndFan on | March 24, 2014, 16:32 GMT

    How can cricket gain popularity in these countries if SL keep crushing their confidence every time they start showing improvement. Its ridiculous, there should be an official complain to ICC against this....lol! On a serious note, congratulations SL. If they keep the same momentum they might be giving even the mighty Indians (not in a warm-up match) a tough fight although Ind knows how to play spinners and Malinga and are doing pretty well with their bowling at the moment. Might see these two clashing again.

  • POSTED BY Peacer on | March 24, 2014, 16:31 GMT

    Why did Mahela play that shot again.. ?

    He tried it in asia cup vs afg. failed. caught in long on, he tried it several times in asia cup final after he got that brilliant fifty, few lucky chances went down, finally caught in mid wicket region. Again he tried it against South Africa last game, caught in long on. It was the pick up shot that troubled him.

    I know that is one of his favourite shot again peace, especially when he was out of form, I have seen him played this shot number of times to get into the form. But for some reason, it hasn't been working for him for last couple of months.

    It is really disappointed to see him playing that shot again and again. Because he doesn't need to play that shot to score runs. He showed that in the asia cup final, such a wonderful player to watch when he scores. Very pleasing to eye.

    He is such a technician of the cricket bat. No one need to see him sloging like that pretty early in his innings.

    C'mon Mahela, you are better than that.

  • POSTED BY andrew27994 on | March 24, 2014, 16:31 GMT

    @SL fans : Lol guys chill and enjoy the win. tanstell87's was obviously sarcastic so there's no need to get so worked up over it. I mean do you guys seriously think Holland batsmen are "classy" ? And you guys think the match between WI and IND was a close affair ?

  • POSTED BY yohandf on | March 24, 2014, 16:29 GMT

    Clinical win by SL . that is the way to play associates . at the end of the day our NRR boosted and we just need 1 win out of 2 matches to advance to semi . but should not take any team likely and should go in the same way . hope Kusal is fine after ball hit thumb . Dilshan spent some time the middle which will be good for him . With regards to Netherlands - they are better than this but certainly fooled by their scintillating win over Ireland . If they batted sensibly , they could have scored 100+ and get some respect . Actually they are not ready for this far in WT20 Ireland could have faired better .

  • POSTED BY Garretjacks on | March 24, 2014, 16:22 GMT

    It was a sad day for Netherlands and we all saw this coming from a mile. It is really hard to face unorthodox bowlers such as mendis and malinga for the first time, be it an associate or a fully fledged test team such as that in the caliber of India, who got totally obliterated in the 2008 Asia cup. Being a Sri Lankan fan I really want to wish Netherlands all the best for the next three games. The spirit that they showed when they were on the field for the last half of the game where they displayed very good fast bowling and excellent fielding deserved a standing ovation.

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | March 24, 2014, 16:22 GMT

    Cricket_sl Are you even srilankan? And what credentials do you have to make such suggestions? Drop Sanga,Mahela,Dilshan because all three have not scored in the 1st two games then, now you will say that Sanga has scored before blah blah blah , it is not only Sanga only then who HAS scored, if you watch cricket just watch your team play and support each an every player no matter what, with trying to be smart and finding faults on players like the other so called big cricketing nation Thank you PLEASE POST

  • POSTED BY Lord.emsworth on | March 24, 2014, 16:09 GMT

    The Netherlands didn't turn up and Sri Lanka hardly worked up a sweat. Sri Lanka's No.1 T20 Ranking is fully justified. The scores sound like a street tennis ball match! This time I think SL will lift the T20 World cup …Their all-round team is just too strong.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 24, 2014, 16:08 GMT

    As a team SL take a lead. but what is the actual? Most of the players are fail. Starting from Chandimal, Mahela, Dilshan. If we want to real hero, most of them should perform well. But my suggession is Captain should go out!!! or he should come at one down possition and show his tallent?

    Weldone SL!!!

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 16:06 GMT

    SL's bowling is in good form; but batting is the one which needed some match practice. They lost the chance to use 20 overs for match practice by opting to field first!

  • POSTED BY sambd on | March 24, 2014, 16:06 GMT

    funny game of cricket i guess they need to learn from this game and get back

  • POSTED BY Gloryof96 on | March 24, 2014, 16:05 GMT

    The Dutch should take heart in this loss, they only have to look back to the history books when we (Sri Lanka) were humiliated by the bigger nations in our early days. I remember the 88 WC when WI hammered us for 360 odd and half the runs scored by a certain Richards. Aus, Eng and Pak had done the same but look where we are today!

    I see Afghanistan what we used to be and this is why I say Afghanistan are the next Sri lanka, I love they way they play the game. Now its a learning curb and I wont be any bit surprise what they will do in about 10-15 years time.

    Ireland, Scotland and the Dutch are manipulating the system which they are entitled to by taking players connected with a bloodline to qualify to play but nations like Afghanistan and Bangladesh don't have related blood playing in bigger national leagues.

  • POSTED BY SL_Fan_1985 on | March 24, 2014, 16:04 GMT

    I'm SL fan, weld one SL..I don't care about world records...Top four batsmen of Netherlands should learn from this.... I was hoping good match..But ...it was not. Netherlands can come back strongly with other matches...Good luck....

  • POSTED BY SamNY2013 on | March 24, 2014, 16:03 GMT

    Couldn't agree more with Farhan020328. There has to be a mechanism for measuring associate progress. Expanding game is important but it shouldn't be at this cost.

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 16:02 GMT

    Great win 4 Sri Lanka. Record win in just 5 overs.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 24, 2014, 15:58 GMT

    Well played SL but don't forget, in 70's and 80's SL also received the same kind of treatments from cricket giants in that era. Best of luck to Dutch for rest of the tournament...

  • POSTED BY Blackholesun on | March 24, 2014, 15:54 GMT

    A big disappointment from the Netherlands after their heroic the other day ! Sri Lanka got a big boost to their NRR.

    Interestingly SL has never won these low scoring matches by 10 Wickets ! That is bit strange.

    Hoping for a better show by the Dutch team in their next outing.

  • POSTED BY SL_rockz on | March 24, 2014, 15:52 GMT

    I believe Netherlands Should not worry. It happens sometimes.You should learn to face this kinda defeats .It is a part and parcel of the game.And one step in the learning curve. we as Sri Lankans never bash you and wish you good luck in future and we are ready to provide any facility or resource needed for that. I believe SLC should invite these teams to SL and play some matches.They will loose at first but will gain much worthy experience from them and one day they will come to the party. Respect the courage of the players who play cricket in ND .Because not like in SL where every body ha cricket in their blood ,these players play in a country where interest if for football and other games rather than cricket. . Hats off to you guys ND's. We never meant to discourage you or tell the world that you should be forever an ASSOCIATE by this performance.

  • POSTED BY SL_Boy on | March 24, 2014, 15:49 GMT

    this wicket is really suites for them ... but dont know why the collapse, they should stay and score as many runs as possible to give a fight, this wicket may be a 130 one... they are going for 180.

  • POSTED BY cricket_slcsupport on | March 24, 2014, 15:48 GMT

    Sri Lanka should really think about droppin Mahela, otherwise open the innings with him. ND dropped his catch today. Drop Dilshan too. SL Batting is out of form except for Kusal & Matthews. Make the changes quick mates., Chief Selector Sana, where are you ?

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 15:43 GMT

    SL don't have a foot in the semi by any means, as some of these commentators are implying. If they lose both of their last two games they are certainly out, assuming everyone beats Netherlands. NZ will have 6 points, while SA and Eng will have 4 points, not counting SA vs Eng. The winner there will join NZ on 6 points and knock SL out. So unless SL win at least 1 of their last 2 they are definitely out. On the other hand if SL do win 1 of 2 they will almost certainly top the group as nobody else can get to 8 points or likely top SL's NRR.

  • POSTED BY Great_Lion on | March 24, 2014, 15:34 GMT

    Brilliant bowling by lions.Feel sorry for Netherlands. plz don't upset with this result.go and regroup again and come with a proper plan next time.BTW sri lanka looks really good now and one of the strongest favourites to the title.

  • POSTED BY ahmedfaysal on | March 24, 2014, 15:32 GMT

    This match shows netherlands is one game wonder. But i am sure this team is good enough to thrash england. England is the worst test playing nation. They will be whitewashed everytime they play in sub continent even bangladesh will whitewash them. Thanks to srilanka to dismiss the one time wonder and save our time

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 24, 2014, 15:31 GMT

    no need to upset nd's. these thing can happen. learn from mistake.we expect better fight when you face srilanka again. all the best from srilanka.

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 15:29 GMT

    Netherlands team not fit for T20 games let,s play hocky,,,,,

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 15:14 GMT

    cricsnake, I feel so sorry for you. Hope your overrated mediocre team cope well. Sleep thinking that, and of course the sl record.

  • POSTED BY wapuser on | March 24, 2014, 15:13 GMT

    Well done Srilanka. But, we have seen Pakistan getting out in 54 as I remember and this is an associate team. They will surely learn from it.

  • POSTED BY vkumar_086 on | March 24, 2014, 15:05 GMT

    poor captaincy by Chandimal....he should have opted to bat first...so that SL batsmen could have get some batting practice..anyhow well bowled SL....i dont know how SL performs always like this against weak teams....we can remember SL bold out canada, Zimbabwe, Ireland for lowest totals...SL is too big for Netherland...there is no competition for SL in that group....it can very easily reach semi final

  • POSTED BY THE.KAS on | March 24, 2014, 15:03 GMT

    amazing performance from Srilanka

  • POSTED BY Farhan020328 on | March 24, 2014, 15:02 GMT

    ICC should be more sensible in these sort of cases. Associates like Netherlands should only play other associates till they know the basics of the game. A WC is a tournament what most viewers watch with utmost interest. plz don't destroy the charm of a WC by including such teams. Rather arrange something where these teams can perform and develop. I believe we can expect this little common sense from ICC

  • POSTED BY hasfas on | March 24, 2014, 15:00 GMT

    Well, Netherlands are all over the record books this T20 Cup. Last match was on higher side, this match on lower side. Such things can happen to even the best of teams... Good Luck to them for remaining matches

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 24, 2014, 15:00 GMT

    silent killer ...the kule ........ just see his figures ....and the runout .. you beauty .....kule the killer

  • POSTED BY Cricsnake on | March 24, 2014, 14:59 GMT

    Guys forget this poor kid Transtell87. Anyway SL bowled pretty well but some couple of loose deliveries from SL bowlers made me upset a bit. Anyway hope they will workout on them & prepare for the next match. GL for the chase ! Wanna see a good fight from NL bowlers. Cheers !

  • POSTED BY F.Hashimi on | March 24, 2014, 14:59 GMT

    This is what happens when the weakest associate teams such as Netherlands and Nepal makes a one time wonder and qualifies, they just embarrass themselves and all other associate nations. Ireland and Afghanistan are far stronger than Netherlands and Nepal, it was nothing more than the case of just one time wonder for Netherlands to beat Ireland with all its borrowed players.

  • POSTED BY Ramansilva on | March 24, 2014, 14:58 GMT

    SL team just showed how it will be a daunting task for a qualifier to face a top team. Now it is time for the Indian team to show whether it can handle the other qualifier like that.

  • POSTED BY Matadore on | March 24, 2014, 14:53 GMT

    Dutch love to build world record! They showed that in the last match as well as today!

  • POSTED BY Cricsnake on | March 24, 2014, 14:53 GMT

    @Transtell87 Sorry mate, mighty Netherlands done the mistake. Their poor batting make mediocre SL bowlers stars in just one match. Their bowlers gonna donate the match & will make mediocre SL batsmen stars again. Luck too favored SL and if SL win this it must definitely be a fluke win. Hah ha ! LoLs. Happy now? Sleep again? Sweet dreams :)

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | March 24, 2014, 14:53 GMT

    Lions will keep on setting world records, cut the crap haters, admit the talents of Sri Lankan players!

  • POSTED BY SL_rockz on | March 24, 2014, 14:52 GMT

    tanstell87

    Oh please man !!! Please donot comment here after LOl... You know hatred always pays back and now it is inevitable that your whole soul is burnt down :P

  • POSTED BY fair_paly_1 on | March 24, 2014, 14:51 GMT

    After jaw dropping hitting in their last match, the Dutch performance with the bat here was totally woeful. So, disappointing to fold in 10 overs.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 24, 2014, 14:49 GMT

    SO will go on to win big time even if the lights goes off lol

  • POSTED BY Saambaru on | March 24, 2014, 14:48 GMT

    Congrats Lions of Sri Lanka.. you keep on writing world records to the fantasy of many who do not believe your talents although you are smaller than a dot in the world map.

  • POSTED BY anton1234 on | March 24, 2014, 14:46 GMT

    This is why it would have been better if Ireland went through. They would have competed better in their four matches. I fear all the matches involving Holland will be extremely one-sided affairs.

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 14:45 GMT

    Bravo Netherlands.... you made a new record in world cup t2o.... :D

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 24, 2014, 14:44 GMT

    who better than SL of making world records ...here we go yet another one ....

  • POSTED BY vkumar_086 on | March 24, 2014, 14:44 GMT

    poor captaincy by Chandimal....he should have opted to bat first...so that SL batsmen could have get some batting practice..anyhow well bowled SL....i dont know how SL performs always like this against weak teams....we can remember SL bold out canada, Zimbabwe, Ireland for lowest totals...SL is too big for Netherland...there is no competition for SL in that group....it can very easily reach semi final

  • POSTED BY Sinhabahu on | March 24, 2014, 14:44 GMT

    I was expecting more of a competition from NED, but I guess our boys were just too good. Yet another world record for us! :D

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 14:44 GMT

    Sri Lanka holds the record for the highest team totals in Tests, ODIs & T20Is Now the lowest totals in ODIs and T20Is are against SL

  • POSTED BY chandimasl on | March 24, 2014, 14:42 GMT

    tanstell88 it is quite clear that you are an indian fan.but brother if you need to insult a team by posting such comments keep in your mind you will be humiliated not only from other countries' fans.but also from your indian fans.because there are so many fans in india who are supporting SL. Here after keep in your mind when you are pointing a finger to someone the other four fingers will be pointing at you.

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 14:41 GMT

    tanstell87 where are you

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 14:40 GMT

    For a sec i thought the Dutch would me saved by the bell. ( i mean saved by the lights) guess not!

  • POSTED BY indikalocal on | March 24, 2014, 14:40 GMT

    tanstell87 yeah, you hit the nail on the head. Great fight between 2 evenly matched sides. Don't sleep bro. Switch on the tv n watch it. Don't miss a single ball.

  • POSTED BY kunalx on | March 24, 2014, 14:40 GMT

    SL is lucky to get an associate instead of Full-member. I'm sure Bangladesh would have fought well. This makes Group A very easy. SL and SA will go through.

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 14:40 GMT

    @ tanstell87 take this man your mind your best team 39 for sll out vs SL

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 14:37 GMT

    I say a bad day for dutch they will come hard next match (y)

  • POSTED BY AshwinMS on | March 24, 2014, 14:37 GMT

    What was it?There was something like cricket going on there a minute ago,what happened?

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | March 24, 2014, 14:36 GMT

    feeling sorry for dutch? better luck next time!!!!

  • POSTED BY F.Hashimi on | March 24, 2014, 14:29 GMT

    This is what happens when the weakest associate teams such as Netherlands and Nepal makes a one time wonder and qualifies, they just embarrass themselves and all other associate nations. Ireland and Afghanistan are far stronger than Netherlands and Nepal, it was nothing more than the case of just one time wonder for Netherlands to beat Ireland with all its borrowed players.

  • POSTED BY BlackHawk on | March 24, 2014, 14:26 GMT

    Boring! Just watch, players who stuggled in the last couple of games like Dilshan and Mahela will make good against the minnows today to secure their places for the next couple of matches. I hope Dilshan gets out early to get thiri in for the next game.

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 14:25 GMT

    our school team will preform than this...why you play cricket ND

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 14:20 GMT

    pls ND score more we want to see SL batting.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 24, 2014, 14:14 GMT

    try using thisara perere.... feel he coils do something on this pich

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | March 24, 2014, 14:13 GMT

    Tanstell 87 wake up man you must be sleeping lol Netherlands is playing against T20 number 1 rank team go back to sleep

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 24, 2014, 13:58 GMT

    pls .....don't tell that we are unluky that much ..don't stop the match pls...this is a wc match!

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | March 24, 2014, 13:50 GMT

    Too easy for Lions, another world record to he set in this match! Lol

  • POSTED BY Htc-Android on | March 24, 2014, 13:47 GMT

    Chandimal should have opted to bat first. Our batsman will have a good practice and also our bowlers will know how to handle the Dew when bowling second.

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  • POSTED BY Htc-Android on | March 24, 2014, 13:47 GMT

    Chandimal should have opted to bat first. Our batsman will have a good practice and also our bowlers will know how to handle the Dew when bowling second.

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | March 24, 2014, 13:50 GMT

    Too easy for Lions, another world record to he set in this match! Lol

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 24, 2014, 13:58 GMT

    pls .....don't tell that we are unluky that much ..don't stop the match pls...this is a wc match!

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | March 24, 2014, 14:13 GMT

    Tanstell 87 wake up man you must be sleeping lol Netherlands is playing against T20 number 1 rank team go back to sleep

  • POSTED BY android_user on | March 24, 2014, 14:14 GMT

    try using thisara perere.... feel he coils do something on this pich

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 14:20 GMT

    pls ND score more we want to see SL batting.

  • POSTED BY on | March 24, 2014, 14:25 GMT

    our school team will preform than this...why you play cricket ND

  • POSTED BY BlackHawk on | March 24, 2014, 14:26 GMT

    Boring! Just watch, players who stuggled in the last couple of games like Dilshan and Mahela will make good against the minnows today to secure their places for the next couple of matches. I hope Dilshan gets out early to get thiri in for the next game.

  • POSTED BY F.Hashimi on | March 24, 2014, 14:29 GMT

    This is what happens when the weakest associate teams such as Netherlands and Nepal makes a one time wonder and qualifies, they just embarrass themselves and all other associate nations. Ireland and Afghanistan are far stronger than Netherlands and Nepal, it was nothing more than the case of just one time wonder for Netherlands to beat Ireland with all its borrowed players.

  • POSTED BY espncricinfomobile on | March 24, 2014, 14:36 GMT

    feeling sorry for dutch? better luck next time!!!!