Kusal Mendis Fires Sri Lanka Past Netherlands Into T20 World Cup Super 12

Opener Kusal Mendis slammed a 44-ball 79 as Asian champions Sri Lanka beat the Netherlands by 16 runs to sweep into the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup on Thursday. The world’s eighth-ranked team plundered 162-6, blasting 102 of them off the final 10 overs to set up a big target which the Dutch were unable to reach, finishing on 146-9. In which Super 12 group they play will be determined after the later game in Geelong between Namibia and United Arab Emirates.

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