Stats Analysis

Sri Lanka bowl Netherlands out for 44 - the story in numbers

Sri Lanka's bowlers had a party in Sharjah on Friday night. Here's a look at how dominant they really were

Ben Cooper loses his stumps to Maheesh Theekshana, Netherlands vs Sri Lanka, T20 World Cup, Sharjah, October 22, 2021

Netherlands had lost six batters by the end of the powerplay  •  ICC via Getty

44 - Netherlands' total against Sri Lanka was the second-lowest in the men's T20 World Cup. The lowest is 39 all out, also by the Netherlands, against Sri Lanka in the 2014 edition. The 44 all out was also the lowest T20 total by any team in the UAE, beating Kenya's 56 all out in a T20I against Afghanistan in 2013.
10 - Overs batted by Netherlands, the shortest all-out innings at the men's T20 World Cup. Netherlands lasted just 10.3 overs against Sri Lanka in 2014, the previous shortest innings of the competition. Netherlands' innings was also the fourth shortest innings for a team that was bowled out in men's T20Is.
77 - Balls to spare when Sri Lanka reached the target, the second-biggest win in terms of balls to spare for any team in the men's T20 World Cup. The biggest was by 90 balls, when Sri Lanka chased down the target of 40 against the Netherlands in 2014 in only five overs.
6 - Wickets lost by Netherlands in the powerplay, the joint-highest at the men's T20 World Cup. Afghanistan also lost six wickets during the powerplay against South Africa in 2010. In all men's T20Is, only one team has lost more wickets in a powerplay - seven by Australia against England in 2005.
5 - Batters in the Netherlands line-up who were dismissed lbw in this game, the most in a men's T20I innings. These are also the joint-highest number of lbw dismissals in a T20 innings.
13 - Runs added by Netherlands while losing their last seven wickets, the second-lowest by any team in an innings at the men's T20 World Cup. Hong Kong added only 11 runs against Nepal in 2014 when they were all out for 69 from being 58 for 3.
11 - Runs by Colin Ackermann was the top score of the Netherlands innings. It was also the poorest highest individual score in an innings at the men's T20 World Cup. The previous lowest was 16 by Tom Cooper during Netherlands' 39 all out and an unbeaten 16 from Shuvagata Hom during Bangladesh's 70 all out against New Zealand in 2016.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo