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SL line themselves up for final berth

Published: Sunday, December 10, 2000, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Christchurch: Sri Lanka on Sunday almost assured themselves of a berth for the next World Cup when they defeated Netherlands by a margin of 26 runs.With Sri Lanka, Ireland and Netherlands having a mini tournament amongst themselves, vying for the sixth and final spot, today's encounter proved vital. However, Sri Lanka who had earlier snatched a close victory against Ireland made certain that they kept things under control.Having been sent into bat Sri Lanka posted 139 with SARC Silva top scoring with 53, extras accounting for 37.In reply Netherlands lost early wickets and continued to lose wickets at regular intervals and eventually fell short by 26 runs. Rambaldo top scored on 38.

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