19th Match, Group 1 (N), Chattogram, Mar 24 2014, World T20
(5/20 ov)40/1
Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
end of over 510 runs
SL: 40/1CRR: 8.00 
Mahela Jayawardene11 (10)
Tillakaratne Dilshan12 (11)
Timm van der Gugten 3-0-22-0
Ahsan Malik 2-0-18-1

9.30 pm So, that was thrilling, wasn't it? I don't really know what more to say about this match either so I'll let the report do that for me. This is Alagappan Muthu, signing off after a very easy comms stint

"We bowled really well," says Dinesh Chandimal, "Angelo gave a good start and Malinga and Ajantha finished it off. I'm very happy. We won't be underestimating any team. We have two more games and we're keeping our fingers crossed to win them as well. Happy with Dilshan getting a few runs. Hope he continues throughout the series"

"Let a few people down. It was just us representing the Associates and we've got to do a lot better," says Peter Borren. "Everything was a bit of a rush. It's not the first time the top-order has played at this level and it's not been this bad. Obviously Myburgh was going to play that way, but down the order it was quite bad. It was always going to be a struggle for the lower order against Mendis and Malinga. Surprised by the result, not something we saw coming but we have three more chances. The guys up in the dressing room are very embarrassed and hopefully we can show you guys in the next few games of what we can really do. We're constantly striving for more fixtures and more funding and this sort of performance doesn't help. It's gonna have to improve, I don't really know what else to say"

Angelo Mathews is the Man of the Match "Pitch was a little two paced and all the bowlers came into the party. Landed it on the correct spot and build the pressure and that's what I did. Regardless of being captain or not, I have to give my 100% and that's what I do. The bowling has been pretty good in the recent past. We just want to keep winning and see what happens"

9.20 pm Not too many would have pegged the match to be done so soon, but that's our reality here. Sri Lanka have taken a resounding victory and with the boost it gives their net-run rate, they might well eye a spot in the semi-final. Netherlands were spirited with the ball and their fielding was eye-catching, and most of it was in the good way. But 40 would never ever have been a defendable total

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

van der Gugten to Mahela Jayawardene, 1 run

opens the blade and slices a length ball into the cover and a misfield gives up the run necessary to produced the biggest win in terms of balls to spare in T20s

van der Gugten to Mahela Jayawardene, (no ball) FOUR runs

141kph, another very good short ball as he gets good height outside off. Mahela goes for the hook and gets a top-edge that sails to the boundary behind him. Also a no-ball for height

van der Gugten to Mahela Jayawardene, no run

dropped and that's a dolly too! Bukhari was at mid-on and Mahela picked him out with a loft off a fuller ball

van der Gugten to Mahela Jayawardene, FOUR runs

on the pads and he's glanced it to the fine leg boundary. it was the attempted slower ball gone wrong. Slid it onto his pads too much and Mahela has built his reputation with strokes like that

van der Gugten to Mahela Jayawardene, no run

dug in short and this has some pace behind it too. Mahela backed away to cut over point. Doesn't connect

Vamsi: "Aaahhh....For the love of God can people stop talking about the bad day the Dutch could have been any bad day and people tend to forget the sheer hard work the associate teams put up to reach this level.....My dutch friends I am with is just one off will come back with more fighting tommorow..."

van der Gugten to Mahela Jayawardene, no run

bit of width and Mahela slaps it straight to extra cover

van der Gugten to Mahela Jayawardene, no run

dabbed to point as this is shortish and just outside off

Sri Lanka need only 10 to win, and might well be thinking of the semi-finals

end of over 44 runs
SL: 30/1CRR: 7.50 RRR: 0.62
Mahela Jayawardene2 (3)
Tillakaratne Dilshan12 (11)
Ahsan Malik 2-0-18-1
Timm van der Gugten 2-0-12-0
Ahsan Malik to Mahela Jayawardene, 1 run

on the front foot but still had no trouble pulling this shortish ball to deep square leg

Ahsan Malik to Dilshan, 1 run

back of a length on middle, tucked away to square leg

Ahsan Malik to Mahela Jayawardene, 1 run

goes for the lap sweep as this is length on leg stump. Touch more bounce foils the stroke as it wanders away to short fine leg

Ahsan Malik to Mahela Jayawardene, no run

drives to mid-on as he walks forward to meet the full-length ball on off stump

Ahsan Malik to Dilshan, 1 run

fullish on leg stump, picked away to short fine leg

Ahsan Malik to Dilshan, no run

charges down the track and ensures he makes a little more room. Malik doesn't afford him the pace he wants though as he has to check his drive into the covers

end of over 36 runs
SL: 26/1CRR: 8.66 RRR: 0.82
Tillakaratne Dilshan10 (8)
Mahela Jayawardene0 (0)
Timm van der Gugten 2-0-12-0
Ahsan Malik 1-0-14-1
van der Gugten to Dilshan, 1 run

low full toss outside off, he goes for an encore of the last shot but gets a thick outside edge to slip, on the bounce though

van der Gugten to Dilshan, FOUR runs

drilled through extra cover. A bit too full and just enough width and that's a Dilshan special. Getting back in form, you think?

van der Gugten to Dilshan, no run

shortish and outside off, Dilshan prefers the pull stroke and gets it off the bottom of the bat. Doesn't go further than the inner circle

van der Gugten to Dilshan, no run

fullish and targeting the stumps this time, Dilshan appreciates the change in line as he sets up to slam this over midwicket, but only inside edges it onto his pad

van der Gugten to Dilshan, no run

amazing fielding from van Week! Throws himself full length to his right and keeps a solid cover drive to nothing.

van der Gugten to Dilshan, 1 wide

143kph, good bouncer! Dug in outside off, but not too wide. Dilshan knows this has too much height to control and leaves it well alone

van der Gugten to Dilshan, no run

full and outside off, Dilshan wants to flay this through the covers and gets a bottom edge

Slip in place as Mahela occupies the other end

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