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Match Day

709dSa'adi Thawfeeq

Sangakkara praises middle-order

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

709dSidharth Monga in Colombo

Murali's fitting run across the home stretch

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

709dGuyanga Weerasekera

Semi-elated? Hardly

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

709dFirdose Moonda in Colombo

Vettori pragmatic after defeat

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

709dESPNcricinfo staff

Vettori surprised at used pitch

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

709dSa'adi Thawfeeq in Colombo

Muralitharan doubtful but Sangakkara upbeat

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

709dSidharth Monga in 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

709dS Rajesh

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 2nd innings Partnerships

40TM DilshanWU Tharanga
120TM DilshanKC Sangakkara
1DPMD JayawardeneKC Sangakkara
8TT SamaraweeraKC Sangakkara
16TT SamaraweeraLPC Silva
35TT SamaraweeraAD Mathews