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SL down Netherlands to win ODI series

india Updated: Jul 07, 2006 17:41 IST
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Sri Lanka was held to 313 for 8 wickets but won by 55 runs to complete a 2-0 one-day international series win against the Netherlands on Friday.

Sri Lanka maintained its dominance but failed to match Tuesday's record-breaking performance.

On Tuesday, Sri Lanka set a one-day international world record buoyed by Sanath Jayasuriya's 157, scoring 443 for 9 in a 195-run victory against the hosts. That eclipsed South Africa's previous record of 438 runs.

Without the rested Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat. Upul Tharanga top-scored with 72.

Holland's Billy Stelling, who opened Tuesday's match with a maiden, conceded 91 runs from 10 overs.

The Netherlands totaled 258, its best score against a test-playing coutry.

Dutchmen Pieter Seelaar and Eric Szwarczynski were handed their first ODI debuts at the expense of Ryan ten Doeschate and Mohammad Kashif.

The Netherlands is considered a minnow in the cricket world and only came on to the one-day international circuit in 2005. It is not listed as a Test-playing nation with the International Cricket Council.

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