Netherlands v Sri Lanka, World T20, Group 1, Chittagong

Netherlands crash to lowest T20I total

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

Shiva Jayaraman

March 24, 2014

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Lasith Malinga celebrates Mudassar Bukhari's wicket, Netherlands v Sri Lanka, World T20, Group 1, March 24, 2014
Netherlands were bundled out for 39 - the lowest total in T20 internationals. © AFP
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  • 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 ESPNcricinfo.com

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Posted by   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

Posted by   on (March 25, 2014, 14:34 GMT)

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

Posted by   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.

Posted by   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..

Posted by   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.

Posted by   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.

Posted by   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.

Posted by Rambo-123 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!!!!

Posted by VinothSam 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.

Posted by   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.

Posted by nevinbabu on (March 25, 2014, 1:11 GMT)

All 12 wins In Bangladesh, seems Bangladesh is a favorite hunting ground for Srilanka!

Posted by   on (March 24, 2014, 21:27 GMT)

You can always count on Sri Lanka to set/break unbelievable world records, can't you!!

Really hope Netherlands will come back strongly in their next games.

Well done, Lions! Keep going!!!

Posted by surgeon101 on (March 24, 2014, 21:06 GMT)

lets not get too cocky....dilshan and mahela did not look at all comfortable at the middle against the dutch bowlers!

Posted by   on (March 24, 2014, 20:13 GMT)

Has any team ever made so many records for good reasons, i.e. their chase against Ireland, and within a week made even more records for bad reasons? What a contrast! I hope they are not mentally scarred, because their innings to beat Ireland was one of the greatest T20 moments.

Posted by   on (March 24, 2014, 19:40 GMT)

Netherlands breaking records at both end of spectrum for highest and worst in two matches on trot.

Posted by   on (March 24, 2014, 19:25 GMT)

SL is a major fore in world cricket today ahead on merit of India and Pakistan, and in absence of any strong worthwhile performance by the opposite side they may well put a strong claim for the No.1 side in the world in shorter formats. However as a test team they are mostly on defensive against the stronger odds. They however will fail to win the WCT20 this time around by only topping their group, they will fall short provided the Windies, Pakistan or India make a strong case.

Posted by   on (March 24, 2014, 19:22 GMT)

Sri Lanka is playing too good. Netherlands just happened to be facing a really strong team..

Posted by   on (March 24, 2014, 19:20 GMT)

Sri Lanka over the past seven years atleast has been the most consistent in major tournaments especially and perhaps overall too the most consistent side, in absence of a strong Australia and perhaps Windies they are most likely to get the trophy.

Posted by   on (March 24, 2014, 18:13 GMT)

what a team sri lanka is..that's why they are in number 1 in T20 rankings.the most favorite team to win this world cup.they have only 20 million population in country.such a talented,dissiplined players they have..good knock.

Posted by   on (March 24, 2014, 18:08 GMT)

This shows the difference between Minnows & Heavyweights!!!

Posted by   on (March 24, 2014, 17:20 GMT)

its sad to see Netherlands innings.anyway congrats to srilankan team.

Posted by   on (March 24, 2014, 17:05 GMT)

oh!man so many records? ND need to improve their defensive shots.

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