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Oram, South Africa and the curse

Inexplicable things happen to South Africa in ICC events, but how did they choke during a chase of 222 in the 2011 game against New Zealand?

Jacob Oram is congratulated on dismissing Robin Peterson

Guyanga Weerasekera

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, World Cup 2011, first semi-final, Colombo

Semi-elated? Hardly

Sri Lanka march into their second successive final, and the fans are delirious with joy

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, World Cup 2011, semi-final, Colombo

Bowling masks Sri Lanka's batting woes

New Zealand struggled to post a score to challenge the home side, but their bowling managed to expose Sri Lanka's middle order problems

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st semi-final, World Cup 2011, Colombo

Usual suspects rise to the occasion again

Between them, New Zealand and Sri Lanka have made seven semi-final appearances in five World Cups since 1996. When the whole world is watching, they raise their game a notch

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, 1st semi-final, World Cup 2011, Colombo

Trial by spin awaits New Zealand

New Zealand have done superbly to get this far in the World Cup, but can they conquer Sri Lanka's spinners in Colombo?

Sri Lanka v New Zealand, World Cup 2011, 1st semi-final, Colombo

Nathan McCullum wants to topple another giant

New Zealand are not a team of superstars, they're a team of working-class heroes, like Nathan McCullum, who have built a reputation of being scrappers and in the scrap of their lives sent South Africa out of the tournament