ICC World Twenty20 - 1st semi final

England v Sri Lanka

England won by 7 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)

3.1

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, FOUR, what a stylish start. Fuller outside off, and gracefully driven through point for four

3.2

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, better from Sidebottom, closer to off stump, Sangakkara stands still and defends

3.3

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, no run, full and off stump, Sangakkara happy on the front foot, walking into a defensive shot

3.4

Sidebottom to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sidebottom searching for a special delivery there, pitching it full and looking for some away swing, as it is it's an easy leg-side flick for Sangakkara through midwicket for one

Sri Lanka 25/2   KC Sangakkara 5* (4b 1x4)

5.1

Bresnan to Sangakkara, FOUR, lovely shot from the captain, too short and too wide from Bresnan, Sangakkara languidly cuts it through point for four

5.2

Bresnan to Sangakkara, no run, much better line and length here, Sangakkara gets back and defends into the covers

5.3

Bresnan to Sangakkara, 1 run, touch too short and wide, Sangakkara opens the face and guides it down to third man for a single

5.5

Bresnan to Sangakkara, 1 run, calmly played here, carefully pushed into a gap in the covers for a single

Sri Lanka 37/3   KC Sangakkara 11* (8b 2x4)

6.3

Swann to Sangakkara, no run, nicely bowled, touch of drift in the air, defended off the front foot into the covers

6.4

Swann to Sangakkara, no run, lovely stuff this from Swann, really looping it up, Sangakkara thinks, thinks again, and once more, before the ball finally arrives and he defends

6.5

Swann to Sangakkara, no run, good tempting stuff again, Sangakkara skips down the track and tries to drive it past Swann, but he intercepts

6.6

Swann to Sangakkara, no run, very good over, Sangakkara clips firmly off his legs but straight to Pietersen at short midwicket

Sri Lanka 39/3   KC Sangakkara 11* (12b 2x4)

7.3

Yardy to Sangakkara, no run, touch slower this from Yardy, sign of the confidence he has, Sangakkara angles it straight to midwicket

7.4

Yardy to Sangakkara, no run, quicker ball, Sangakkara advances but only manages to guide it to the midwicket fielder

7.5

Yardy to Sangakkara, 2 runs, nicely played here, Sangakkara edges down the wicket and drives handsomely down to the long on boundary, Broad runs around and pounces, not so much a dive, more a pounce at the ball, to keep it to two

7.6

Yardy to Sangakkara, 1 run, similar shot this time, but driven closer to Broad on the boundary

Sri Lanka 43/3   KC Sangakkara 14* (16b 2x4)

8.1

Swann to Sangakkara, 1 run, good from Swann again, looped up around off stump, Sangakkara pushes it delicately into the off side for one

8.3

Swann to Sangakkara, 1 run, Sangakkara very watchful, Swann throws it up very high, Sangakkara waits and taps it square on the off side for one

8.6

Swann to Sangakkara, OUT, big trouble now for Sri Lanka! Sangakkara departs! Swann is creating all sorts of problems out there, another flighted delivery, Sangakkara edged down the crease and chipped a drive down to long off, didn't get enough of it, Pietersen skirts around and collects the catch

KC Sangakkara c Pietersen b Swann 16 (24m 19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 84.21

Sri Lanka 47/4   KC Sangakkara 16 (19b 2x4)
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May 13, 2010

Sri Lanka were gracious in defeat after being outplayed by England, England v Sri Lanka, World Twenty20, 1st Semi-Final, Gros Islet, May 13, 2010

Sri Lanka were gracious in defeat after being outplayed by England

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May 13, 2010

Kevin Pietersen was in imperious mood as he led England to the finals with an unbeaten 42 from 26 balls, England v Sri Lanka, World Twenty20, 1st Semi-Final, Gros Islet, May 13, 2010

Kevin Pietersen was in imperious mood as he led England to the finals with an unbeaten 42 from 26 balls

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