Sri Lanka beat Netherlands in ICC World Cup Qualifier warm-up match

Sri Lanka beat the Netherlands by three wickets in the ICC Cricket World Cup qualifier warm-up match played at Queens Sport Club, Bulawayo in Zimbabwe on Tuesday (June 13).  
The Lions won the toss and opted to bowl first against the Netherlands.
Two strong middle-order partnerships helped the Netherlands rebuild having slipped to 28 for four inside nine overs.

Kasun Rajitha clean-bowled opener Max O’Dowd for the first of his three wickets, while the dangerous right-arm seamer later dismissed the dangerous Saqib Zulfiqar for 56 runs to stem the Netherlands’ charge.

They were all out for 214 and Sri Lanka chased down that total inside 38 overs, with Dasun Shanaka top scoring with 67 not out from 52 balls, having been well set up by opener Dimuth Karunaratne’s 46 from 55 balls.

Brief scores:
Netherlands 214 all out in 45.3 overs (Saqib Zulfiqar 56, Teja Nidamanuru 41; Kasun Rajitha 3/19, Dhananjaya de Silva 2/19)

Sri Lanka 215/7 in 37.1 overs (Dasun Shanaka 67 not out, Dimuth Karunaratne 46; Clayton Floyd 2/40; Aryan Dutt 1/30)