Thilan Samaraweera and Mahela Jayawardene are ecstatic after the victory, Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st semi-final, World Cup 2011, Colombo, March 29, 2011 © AFP

  • Mar 29, 2011

    Muttiah Muralitharan waves to an adoring Colombo crowd © Associated Press

  • Mar 29, 2011

    Daniel Vettori alters the field © AFP

  • Mar 29, 2011

    Thilan Samaraweera and Mahela Jayawardene hug after the win © AFP

  • Mar 29, 2011

    An injured Muttiah Muralitharan is given a ride © AFP

  • Mar 29, 2011

    Thilan Samaraweera celebrates the moment of victory © AFP

  • Mar 29, 2011

    Angelo Mathews hit decisive boundaries to secure victory © AFP

  • Mar 29, 2011

    Sri Lanka celebrate their semi-final victory over New Zealand © AFP

  • Mar 29, 2011

    Muttiah Muralitharan waves to the crowd after playing his final home international © AFP

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    Chamara Silva was bowled for 13 to set up a thrilling finish © AFP

  • Mar 29, 2011

    Mahela Jayawardene lasted just three deliveries before he was trapped lbw © AFP

  • Mar 29, 2011

    When Andy McKay removed Kumar Sangakkara for 54, New Zealand were back in the game © AFP

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    Tim Southee eventually removed Tillakaratne Dilshan for 73 © AFP

  • Mar 29, 2011

    Kumar Sangakkara's 62nd ODI fifty helped set up Sri Lanka's chase © AFP

  • Mar 29, 2011

    Tillakaratne Dilshan reached a 71-ball half-century against New Zealand © AFP

  • Mar 29, 2011

    Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan put on 120 for the second wicket © AFP

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    Kumar Sangakkara plays the ball towards third man © AFP

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    Tillakaratne Dilshan plays through the off side © AFP

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    Jesse Ryder takes a blinder to dismiss Upul Tharanga © AFP