ICC World Twenty20 - 2nd semi final

Sri Lanka v West Indies

Sri Lanka won by 57 runs

2.2

Sammy to Jayasuriya, FOUR, finally he breaks loose! Jayasuriya charges and pulls over mid-on, the outfield is super quick and that';s the first boundary of the match

Sri Lanka 11/0   ST Jayasuriya 6* (9b 1x4)   DJG Sammy 1.2-0-8-0

3.5

Taylor to Dilshan, FOUR, now what was that? Taylor bowled a slower short ball, Dilshan was shaping up to pull but realised that he was early on the shot, he waited for the ball and tipped it over the keeper's head for four

Sri Lanka 17/0   TM Dilshan 9* (6b 1x4)   JE Taylor 1.5-0-7-0

4.3

Bravo to Dilshan, FOUR, full ball outside off stump, Dilshan winds up and slashes hard, sending the ball flying over point, it speeds to the boundary

Sri Lanka 28/0   TM Dilshan 19* (9b 2x4 1x6)   DJ Bravo 0.3-0-5-0

4.4

Bravo to Dilshan, FOUR, and again! This time it's slower but Dilshan waits before cutting in the air but just wide of the fielder at point, Bravo thinks he had a chance there

Sri Lanka 32/0   TM Dilshan 23* (10b 3x4 1x6)   DJ Bravo 0.4-0-9-0

4.6

Bravo to Dilshan, FOUR, bang! Dilshan's drilled a full ball down the ground, he's up and away already, Sri Lanka need Sanath to join him

Sri Lanka 36/0   TM Dilshan 27* (12b 4x4 1x6)   DJ Bravo 1-0-13-0

5.1

Benn to Jayasuriya, FOUR, and Jayasuriya goes after him, smacking the flat ball through the gap at midwicket

Sri Lanka 40/0   ST Jayasuriya 12* (19b 2x4)   SJ Benn 0.1-0-4-0

8.1

Gayle to Dilshan, FOUR, Dilshan waits and waits before nudging the ball fine past short third man, he used the pace beautifully, he's in lovely touch

Sri Lanka 54/0   TM Dilshan 36* (20b 5x4 1x6)   CH Gayle 1.1-0-7-0

9.1

Benn to Jayasuriya, FOUR, Is this bat working? Jayasuriya steps down and swats the ball flat wide of the fielder on the long-on boundary ... he hit that hard

Sri Lanka 68/0   ST Jayasuriya 23* (33b 3x4)   SJ Benn 2.1-0-14-0

13.3

Pollard to Dilshan, FOUR, full toss and Dilshan pulls it into the gap on the deep midwicket boundary, lovely placement, he's got to do it for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka 86/3   TM Dilshan 56* (33b 6x4 2x6)   KA Pollard 1.3-0-9-1

13.4

Pollard to Dilshan, FOUR, and again, another loose full toss on leg stump and Dilshan chips it wide of the fielder at short fine leg

Sri Lanka 90/3   TM Dilshan 60* (34b 7x4 2x6)   KA Pollard 1.4-0-13-1

14.4

Sammy to Silva, FOUR, length ball, Silva gets down on one knee and pulls over short fine leg, he's finally off the mark

Sri Lanka 96/3   LPC Silva 4* (7b 1x4)   DJG Sammy 3.4-0-17-0

15.4

Taylor to Dilshan, FOUR, a valuable boundary, it was a low full toss at the stumps and Dilshan managed to open the face and drive hard through backward point with real power and placement

Sri Lanka 104/3   TM Dilshan 68* (43b 8x4 2x6)   JE Taylor 2.4-0-19-0

16.2

Bravo to Dilshan, FOUR, slash! Four! The Dilshan juggernaut rolls on, he picks up the length early and throws his bat at a full and wide ball, slicing it over point

Sri Lanka 113/3   TM Dilshan 76* (46b 9x4 2x6)   DJ Bravo 2.2-0-19-2

16.3

Bravo to Dilshan, FOUR, and how he plays the slog sweep, fine leg can't run around in time, the ball beats his desperate dive, another boundary!

Sri Lanka 117/3   TM Dilshan 80* (47b 10x4 2x6)   DJ Bravo 2.3-0-23-2

16.4

Bravo to Dilshan, FOUR, terrible ball! Dilshan keeps Sri Lanka going but pulling a full toss to the square leg boundary, what an effort from the dynamo, can he get 100?

Sri Lanka 121/3   TM Dilshan 84* (48b 11x4 2x6)   DJ Bravo 2.4-0-27-2

16.6

Bravo to Silva, FOUR, Silva! He moves towards the off side and then heaves the ball towards the backward square leg boundary

Sri Lanka 126/3   LPC Silva 11* (11b 2x4)   DJ Bravo 3-0-32-2

17.3

Benn to Mubarak, FOUR, Mubarak gets off the mark in some style, opening the face of the bat late to guide the ball past third man

Sri Lanka 131/4   J Mubarak 4* (1b 1x4)   SJ Benn 3.3-0-23-1

18.6

Taylor to Dilshan, FOUR, Dilshan moves into the 90s! He gets a full ball and simply swings the bat hard to dispatch it towards the backward square leg boundary

Sri Lanka 140/5   TM Dilshan 91* (54b 12x4 2x6)   JE Taylor 4-0-31-1

19.4

Gayle to Mathews, FOUR, full again and another boundary! Mathews drives the low full toss to the straight boundary

Sri Lanka 155/5   AD Mathews 11* (3b 1x4 1x6)   CH Gayle 2.4-0-32-0
Tournament Results
Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Lord's - Jun 21, 2009
Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v West Indies at The Oval - Jun 19, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 57 runs
Pakistan v South Africa at Nottingham - Jun 18, 2009
Pakistan won by 7 runs
India v South Africa at Nottingham - Jun 16, 2009
South Africa won by 12 runs
New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Nottingham - Jun 16, 2009
Sri Lanka won by 48 runs
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Jun 19, 2009

A dejected Chris Gayle walks off as Sri Lanka celebrate the win, Sri Lanka v West Indies, ICC World Twenty20, 2nd semi-final, The Oval, June 19, 2009

A dejected Chris Gayle walks off as Sri Lanka celebrate the win

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Jun 19, 2009

Sri Lankan fans had plenty to cheer, Sri Lanka v West Indies, ICC World Twenty20, 2nd semi-final, The Oval, June 19, 2009

Sri Lankan fans had plenty to cheer

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