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Sri Lanka wins 1st 2023 World Cup match, beats Netherlands by five wickets

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Pathum Nissanka, the opener, and top batsman Sadeera Samarawickrama both scored half-centuries to enable Sri Lanka win by five wickets.

In their World Cup match on Saturday in Lucknow, Sri Lanka easily defeated the Netherlands by five wickets thanks to composed half-centuries from opener Pathum Nissanka and top-order batsman Sadeera Samarawickrama. After losing their first three games in the competition, Sri Lanka has now won one. Against Netherlands, Sri Lanka amassed a total of 262 in 48.2 overs, powered by an unbeaten 91 off 107 balls from Samarawickrama and a 52-ball 54 from Nissanka, who also had a 77-run partnership with Charith Asalanka (44). Dilshan Madushanka (4/49) and Kasun Rajitha (4/50) were primarily responsible for the Dutch being bowled out for a below-par total in 49.4 overs earlier.In the 22nd over, the Dutch were struggling at 91 for six, but they rallied with a century from number seven Sybrand Engelbrecht (70 off 82 balls) and 130 runs for the seventh wicket with Logan van Beek (59 off 75 balls).

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