NED vs SL: Watch- Maheesh Theekshana Bamboozles Scott Edwards; Rattles Stumps Though The Gate In ICC World Cup 2023

Updated - 21 Oct 2023, 04:10 PM

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Sri Lankan spinner Maheesh Theekshana dismissed Netherlands’ skipper Scott Edwards with a brilliant delivery in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023 match. Maheesh Theekshana bamboozled Scott Edwards and rattled the stumps through the big bat and pad gap.

The Netherlands entered the match with the confidence of having beaten the strong title contenders, South Africa, in their previous game in Dharamsala. On the other hand, the Kusal Mendis-led team is the only one yet to secure their first victory in the marquee event.

Netherland Batters Fail To Deliver Against Sri Lanka

The Netherlands won the toss and chose to bat first in the 19th match of the tournament at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Saturday, October 21. However, Scott Edwards’s decision backfired as the team lost their six wickets with less than 100 runs on the board.

Sri Lankan pacer Kasun Rajitha ran through the opposition order, taking three wickets in his seven-over spell. Rajitha dismissed the top three batters, Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, and Colin Ackermann. The Dutch team lost their three wickets for 54 runs in 12 overs.

Dilshan Madushanka went wicketless in his first spell but managed to claim two scalps in his second. The left-arm pacer picked up the wickets of middle-order batters Bas de Leede and Teja Nidamanuru, limiting the opposing team to 71 for the loss of five wickets.

Maheesh Theekshana Stuns Scott Edwards With Absolute Peach

Maheesh Theekshana bowled an absolute peach to dismiss inform batter, Scott Edwards. The ball dipped, spun sharply, and took an inside edge before crashing into the stumps. Edwards managed to score just 16 runs off 16 deliveries before being dismissed.


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Theekshana was not included in the playing XI for the first match against South Africa due to an injury. He returned to the team for the next match against Pakistan but failed to make an impression with the ball. He picked up one wicket in two games at an average of 108.

Netherlands vs Sri Lanka Playing XI

Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis(w/c), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushan Hemantha, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka

Netherlands: Vikramjit Singh, Max ODowd, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards(w/c), Logan van Beek, Roelof van der Merwe, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren

Also read: PAK vs SL: Watch: Haris Rauf Removes Maheesh Theekshana With A Thunderbolt Yorker In ICC World Cup 2023


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