Sri Lanka dismiss Dutch for 39

Sri Lanka motored to their second ICC World Twenty20 victory after dismissing Holland for just 39 - the lowest total ever posted in the history of T20 internationals.

The men in orange went from the sublime to the ridiculous in the space of three days as they were bowled out in 63 deliveries to overshadow their famous victory over Ireland.

Their Group 1 opener was a shambles from the off with only Tom Cooper (16) reaching double figures during a humiliating defeat.

Angelo Mathews set the tone with two wickets in his opening over as the Dutch crashed to 1-3 and Ajantha Mendis then stepped up to bamboozle the lower order and help himself to 3-12.

Sri Lanka chased down the target in five overs to boost their net run-rate, losing Kusal Perera (14) in the process.


The tone was set by Nuwan Kulasekara, who removed Stephan Myburgh in a wicket-maiden to start, before Mathews sent back Michael Swart and Wesley Barresi in successive deliveries in the second over.

Captain Peter Borren was Mathews' third wicket, and bagged his side's third duck, when Mathews trapped him lbw.

Brothers Tom and Ben Cooper added 16 runs for the fifth wicket, temporarily halting the procession before the latter was run out for eight taking on Thisara Perera's arm.

When elder brother Tom misread Mendis to go for 16 it was the end of the resistance, with the next four wickets falling for the addition of just six runs.

Lasith Malinga cashed in with the scalps of Logan van Beek and Mudassar Bukhari, while Mendis banked the wickets of Pieter Seelaar and Ahsan Malik as the tail offered no response.

Holland at least avoided a 10-wicket defeat, Malik having Perera caught by Swart for a frenetic 14.

Tillakaratne Dilshan (12no) and Mahela Jayawardene (10no) reached the tiny target in exactly five overs - the quickest chase ever at senior international level.