SL survive Netherlands scare; Ireland ensure USA remain winless

Netherlands vs Sri Lanka

Netherlands came into this game with a lot of confidence after defeating the West Indies, and they gave Sri Lanka a scare. After opting to bat first, Sri Lanka had a difficult time and was dismissed for 213 runs in 48 overs. For Sri Lanka, Bas de Leede and Logan van Beek each got six wickets. Sri Lanka may have fared far worse without the outstanding 93 that Dhananjaya d e Silva scored under trying circumstances. De Silva, who batted at No. 6, helped Sri Lanka overcome a deficit of 96/6 by setting a target.

Wesley Barresi and Bas de Leede scored 77 runs for the third wicket to put the Netherlands in contention after losing both of their openers for ducks. Despite Sri Lanka gaining momentum after Barresi was run out. Maheesh Theekshana dramatically tilted the scales in their favour by collecting three wickets in back-to-back overs. Despite Scott Edwards’ efforts to keep his team in the game. With 10 overs still to play, the Netherlands ran out of partners and ultimately dismissed for a total of 192 runs.

Also contributing was Wanindu Hasaranga, who claimed two wickets.

Brief Scores:

Sri Lanka 213 in 47.4 overs (de Silva 93; van Beek 3-26, de Leede 3-42) beat Netherlands 192 in 40 overs (Edwards 67*; Theekshana 3-31) by 21 runs

United States vs Ireland

Ireland maintained their dismal tournament record by defeating the USA by a comfortable margin of six wickets in the seventh-place play-off match in Harare. Saiteja Mukkamalla and Sushant Modani sparked a comeback for the USA after losing two early wickets, forming an 88-run partnership. The USA tasked with the responsibility of starting the bowling.

The USA’s total score dropped to 196 all as Ireland rallied back and quickly claimed wickets. Due to his three wickets, Craig Young shone.

Ireland got off to a good start because to Paul Stirling’s simple fifty at the top. Andy Balbirnie 45* throughout the chase saw them reach the mark with 15.4 overs remaining.

Brief Scores:

USA 196 in 42.4 overs (Mukkamalla 55, Modani 55; Young 3-35) lost to Ireland 197/4 in 34.2 overs (Stirling 58; Nosthush Kenjige 2-41) by 6 wickets

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