Sybrand Engelbrecht and Logan van Beek added a World Cup record 130 for the seventh wicket

Sri Lankan Reply

Sri Lanka faced a target of 263 for victory. Pathum Nissanka, showing excellent form, secured his third consecutive World Cup fifty and provided a solid foundation at the top of the order. 

His partnership with Sadeera Samarawickrama helped Sri Lanka regain composure after losing both Kusal Perera and Kusal Mendis, who fell victim to Aryan Dutt's spin.

As Samarawickrama and Charith Asalanka added 77 crucial runs, they encountered quality overs from Dutt, who extracted significant turn from the pitch. 

Samarawickrama's unbeaten 91 was the lynchpin of Sri Lanka's innings, and he showcased remarkable patience when it was most needed. A crucial partnership of 76 runs with Dhananjaya de Silva, along with their determination, brought the team closer to victory.

Sadeera Samarawickrama played a responsible innings

Sri Lanka successfully chased down the target, securing their first victory in the 2023 World Cup. The measured run-chase led by Samarawickrama served as a demonstration of Sri Lanka's potential when they combine their skills and composure.

This remarkable victory will boost Sri Lanka's confidence as they continue their journey in the 2023 World Cup.