ICC Cricket World Cup, 1st Semi-Final: Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS), Mar 29, 2011
ICC Cricket World Cup - 1st semi final
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
29 March 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

Southee to Tharanga, OUT, Ryder take a bow! Even fat men can fly says George Binoy! This Kiwi sure can fly. Was that Jesse Ryder or Jesse Owens? Here's what happened - it was a short ball outside off, enough width and room for Tharanga in his current form to flay at. Enough room for him to try and go aerial. Ryder was lurking at point. He moved quickly to his left, took off with as much grace as he is capable of and landed with a resounding thud. In the meantime, he caught the ball. And then he stood up with arms aloft, menacing beard and frown in place, like a WWE superstar. What a moment!

WU Tharanga c Ryder b Southee 30 (29m 31b 4x4 1x6) SR: 96.77

Sri Lanka 40/1   TM Dilshan 6* (13b)   TG Southee 1.2-0-12-1

Southee to Dilshan, OUT, finally New Zealand break through! Dilshan was looking to end this in a hurry, slashing at a length delivery to give Ryder an easy catch. It's probably come too late for his team, but that'll give some consolation at least

TM Dilshan c Ryder b Southee 73 (142m 93b 10x4 1x6) SR: 78.49

Sri Lanka 160/2   KC Sangakkara 50* (72b 6x4 1x6)   TG Southee 6.4-1-40-2

Vettori to Jayawardene, OUT, well, well. Stunned silence in the crowds as Jayawardene is given out lbw. He popped forward to a straight delivery, played around a straight ball and was struck in front. Decent stride and a review but the ball is hitting!

DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Vettori 1 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Sri Lanka 161/3   KC Sangakkara 50* (72b 6x4 1x6)   DL Vettori 8.1-0-34-1

McKay to Sangakkara, OUT, massive wicket this, Sangakkara holes out to third man, the party comes to a halt in Colombo, it was a short ball just outside off, Sangakkara uppercuts it, but he can only find third man, anyone else thinking of the SA-NZ quarter-final?

KC Sangakkara c Styris b McKay 54 (132m 79b 7x4 1x6) SR: 68.35

Sri Lanka 169/4   TT Samaraweera 4* (12b)   AJ McKay 5.2-1-19-1

Southee to Silva, OUT, bowled him, the crowd silenced once more, Silva is cleaned up by Southee, these New Zealand chaps never know when they are beaten, it was a short of length ball well outside off, Silva chased after it, his attempted cut ends in a bottom-edge that drags the ball back on to the leg stump, New Zealand can't stop grinning, they are enjoying themselves out there

LPC Silva b Southee 13 (29m 25b 2x4 0x6) SR: 52.00

Sri Lanka 185/5   TT Samaraweera 7* (23b)   TG Southee 7.2-1-41-3





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Hours of play (local time) 14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

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