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Vettori retires from Twenty20s

Mar 30, 2011: Daniel Vettori has announced his retirement from Twenty20 internationals

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

Sangakkara praises middle-order

Mar 30, 2011: Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara praised his brittle middle-order batting for carrying his team to the final of the World Cup after they beat New Zealand

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

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

Semi-elated? Hardly

Mar 29, 2011: Sri Lanka march into their second successive final, and the fans are delirious with joy

Guyanga Weerasekera

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

Emotions run high in tight game

Mar 29, 2011: You felt sorry for New Zealand, you felt happy for Sri Lanka. You felt sport

Sidharth Monga in Colombo

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

Vettori pragmatic after defeat

Mar 29, 2011: Daniel Vettori did not look like his world has crashed around him, but was able to put the loss in perspective

Firdose Moonda in Colombo

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

Malinga's magic and Ryder's Leverock moment

Mar 29, 2011: Plays of the day from the 1st semi-final between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Colombo

Firdose Moonda in Colombo

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

Murali's fitting run across the home stretch

Mar 29, 2011: Muttiah Muralitharan's final spell at home ended in fairytale fashion, much like his Test career in Galle last year. Just like back then, it would have been incredibly contrived had it not been for real

Sidharth Monga in Colombo

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

Sri Lanka survive jitters to reach World Cup final

Mar 29, 2011: Sri Lanka overcame a serious bout of the jitters to book their place in Saturday's World Cup final in Mumbai, as New Zealand bowed out in the last four for the sixth time in ten campaigns

The Bulletin by Andrew Miller

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Sri Lanka v New Zealand, World Cup 2011, Colombo

Mar 29, 2011: Join ESPNcricinfo's commentators for a discussion on this game

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

Vettori surprised at used pitch

Mar 28, 2011: Daniel Vettori, the New Zealand captain, is not impressed with the use of the same pitch for Tuesday's semi-final as the one that was used for the quarter-final against England on Saturday

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

Usual suspects rise to the occasion again

Mar 28, 2011: 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

Sidharth Monga in Colombo

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

An awesome pair and the battle of flashiness

Mar 28, 2011: ESPNcricinfo looks at the key contests in the semi-final between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Colombo

Firdose Moonda in colombo

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

Muralitharan doubtful but Sangakkara upbeat

Mar 28, 2011: Kumar Sangakkara has said that there is no point in saving Muttiah Muralitharan for the final, and that if he regains fitness, he will play tomorrow's semi-final against New Zealand

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Colombo

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

Vettori considering three-spinner attack

Mar 28, 2011: Daniel Vettori has said that making the World Cup semi-finals six times is a huge achievement for a small nation like New Zealand

Firdose Moonda in Colombo

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

Trial by spin awaits New Zealand

Mar 28, 2011: New Zealand have done superbly to get this far in the World Cup, but can they conquer Sri Lanka's spinners in Colombo?

S Rajesh

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

Mismatch unless NZ can raise game

Mar 28, 2011: The odds are heavily against New Zealand once again. Very few expect them to win. It is perhaps when they are most dangerous

The Preview by George Binoy

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

Wright says he likes New Zealand aggression

Mar 28, 2011: John Wright, the New Zealand coach, has backed his side's aggressive approach during their quarter-final win against South Africa in Mirpur

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