The second match in Group 1 on March 24, 2014 will be between Sri Lanka and the Netherlands at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong.
We will have to wait and watch how the weather holds tonight as the day before yesterday, there was a hail storm in the evening time which abruptly ended the England-New Zealand match.
This evening match between Sri Lanka and Netherlands is scheduled to begin at 13:30 GMT/7:00 pm Indian time.
Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl first. Follow the NED vs SL live scores here.
CSN Channel will bring the live match in Sri Lanka while EuroSport will do the same in Netherlands.
The weather looks alright at Chittagong with no chances of any rain according to the met reports. The pitch shouldn’t have a bearing on this match for the fact that one of the teams is Netherlands, which is not an established international team.
Netherlands may have sensationally qualified into this Super 10s overpowering Ireland but now their real potential will be tested against stronger professional outfits. Sri Lanka will be looking to collecting their second win and that should be quite easy over Netherlands.
Opener Kusal Perera could smash the minnows apart with his Jayasuriya kind of hitting. Sri Lanka would be keeping a keen eye on how Tillakaratne Dilshan bats as the veteran seems to be struggling to middle the ball of late.
Nederlands 39 all-out in 10.3 overs.
Sri Lanka 40 for 1 in 5 overs. Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
In the bowling department, watch out for Lasith Malinga and Ajantha Mendis who should be too difficult to handle for the inexperienced Dutch batsmen.
Sachithra Senanayake should also fancy his chances with his doosra. Will the Dutch batsmen have the skills to read these three bowlers remains to be seen.