Twitter reactions: Kusal Mendis, spinners carry Sri Lanka to Super 12s – T20 World Cup

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  • Sri Lanka defeated Netherlands by 16 runs in their last game of Round 1 at the 2022 T20 World Cup.

  • Kusal Mendis won the 'Player of the Match' award.

Twitter reactions: Kusal Mendis, spinners carry Sri Lanka to Super 12s – T20 World Cup
Sri Lanka cricket team (Photo Source: Twitter)

Opening batter Kusal Mendis slammed an unbeaten half-century, while Wanindu Hasaranga and Maheesh Theekshana picked up important wickets as Sri Lanka cruised into the Super 12s of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 with a 16-run victory over the Netherlands on Thursday.

Batting first, Mendis smoked 79 not out off 44 and guided Sri Lanka to a competitive 162-6 on a sunny afternoon at Simonds Stadium in Geelong.

Later, mystery spinner Theekshana (2/32) and the talismanic Hasaranga (3/28) restricted the Netherlands to 146-9, despite an unbeaten 71 from opener Max O’Dowd. With the win, the Islanders have reached to the top of Group A ahead of the second-placed Netherlands while Namibia who stunned Shanaka & Co. in their first game of the tournament are at No. 3 in the points table.

Namibia are currently locking horns with the winless UAE and needs to beat them to climb ahead of Sri Lanka and the Netherlands in the standings.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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