Netherlands v Sri Lanka, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong March 24, 2014

Netherlands crash to lowest T20I total

Stats highlights from the most comprehensive win in T20 internationals at Mirpur

  • Netherlands' score of 39 all out is the lowest in T20 internationals. The previous lowest was Kenya's 56 against Afghanistan in Sharjah in 2013.

  • Netherlands' previous lowest was 73, against Barbados in the Caribbean T20 tournament in 2011-12. Their previous lowest in an international match was 86, against Ireland in the World T20 Qualifier in 2009-10.

  • Netherlands also made the second lowest total in any T20 match (international and domestic). Tripura were bowled out for 30 by Jharkhand in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in 2009-10.

  • Netherlands' innings was the shortest completed innings in terms of balls faced. They lasted 11 balls fewer than the previous lowest: South Africa's 74-ball inningsagainst Pakistan in Centurion last year. Netherlands' innings is the second shortest completed innings in all T20s. Mohemmedan Sporting Club lasted 8.4 overs against the Prime Bank Cricket Club in this T20 match.

  • Sri Lanka have won 12 international matches - across formats - in a row, in less than two months. Their streak started with their win in the first match of the T20I series against Bangladesh last month. Sri Lanka's last loss in an international match came against Pakistan in Sharjah earlier this year.

  • Lasith Malinga took two wickets in the match, taking his tally of wickets in World T20s to 36 - the most for any bowler. He is closely followed by Ajantha Mendis, whose three wickets took him past Saeed Ajmal to the second place.

  • Angelo Mathews' figures in this match equalled his best in T20Is. He had taken 3 for 16 against West Indies at The Oval in the 2009 World T20.

  • Sri Lanka completed the shortest chase in T20 internationals, winning with 90 balls to spare. The previous shortest chase was Ireland's ten-wicket over Kenya, with 76 balls to spare.

  • Nuwan Kulasekara had figures of 1 for 0 from two overs in this match, only the third instance of a bowler taking a wicket without conceding a run in a T20I. The other two such performances were by Albie Morkel, against England. It is also the only instance of a bowler bowling two or more overs in a T20I without conceding a run.

Shiva Jayaraman is a sub-editor (stats) at

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  • Android on March 25, 2014, 15:22 GMT

    i think nevin babu is not talking about cricket. proberbly he watched foot ball and think its cricket. wake up from your dream

  • Android on March 25, 2014, 14:34 GMT

    proud to say ......I AM A SRI LANKAN.!

  • Dummy4 on March 25, 2014, 12:14 GMT

    SL is a strong favourite to become champions. They are a complete package. Deceiving bowler, mystery spinner, excellent all-rounder in Mathews above all high in confidence.

  • Dummy4 on March 25, 2014, 10:09 GMT

    i feel for india as they can never be like srilanka thats why they always have somthing to say when ever sl do well..dont worry about sl worry about india because without dhoni india is nothing , whole world saw that last few months..

  • Dummy4 on March 25, 2014, 10:00 GMT

    @Nevinbabu Dont forget that even though SL's 12 wins across all formats was in BD and we did wallop BD we also played the Asia Cup which included India and Pak and walloped them too. Yes its true that we did perform very well in BD but not only AGAINST BD.

  • Dummy4 on March 25, 2014, 7:54 GMT

    not great in sri lanka great in Netherland because these is small team so lanka is international team so how will get win in Netherland but try thats good and lanka just 40 runs one wicket these bad so bowling is good in Netherland these id just 5 overs match thats ok .so great in netherland.

  • Dummy4 on March 25, 2014, 7:24 GMT

    Sl are one of the best in T20, in ODI they are ok, and in tests they are poor... SL management needs to change this trend.

  • Prince on March 25, 2014, 5:01 GMT

    Navibabu don't worry not only Bangladesh even India will be our favorite hunting ground soon.....wait and see JAYAWEWA (WELL DONE) SRILANKA!!!!

  • Vinoth on March 25, 2014, 3:36 GMT

    As a matter of fact NL lost. Hope they will come back well. No intention by SL although for Sri Lankans, India and NL are on the same boat.

  • Dummy4 on March 25, 2014, 2:48 GMT

    Nevinbabu read carefully. It says that Sri Lanka has won the last 12 International Matches accros all formats i.e. Test, ODI and T20. Which includes the Asia Cup win where we were unbeaten. Hammering both India and Pakistan. On their day they can be one of the best teams in the World bar none. After the retirement of many of the old guard like Vaas, Murali, Jayasuria etc, many wrote the team off. But many a time Sri Lanka has proven that even though we are a tiny country in comparison to the other South Asian powerhouses, we can still produce some outstanding cricketers. I am not convinced they are the favourites for this World T20 Cup, but they definitely are the dark horses.

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