Sri Lanka defeat Netherlands by five wickets at World Cup

Sri Lanka's Sadeera Samarawickrama plays a shot during the 2023 ICC Men's Cricket World Cup one-day international (ODI) match between Netherlands and Sri Lanka at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on 21 October, 2023.

Sadeera Samarawickrama made an undefeated 91 as Sri Lanka clinched their first win at the World Cup on Saturday, defeating the Netherlands by five wickets.

Chasing 263 to win, Samarawickrama hit seven boundaries in a patient 107-ball stay at the crease with Pathum Nissanka making 54 as the 1996 champions reached their target with 10 balls to spare.

Both Sri Lanka and the Netherlands, who stunned South Africa last time out, have one win and three defeats apiece so far in the 10-nation event.