Apart from the first ball, when Bresnan dished up a freebie to Jayawardene, England have been on top for the whole game. They look a fit, professional, confident outfit, and whoever they meet in the finals will have their work cut out for them.
Sri Lanka have had some shining moments in this tournament, most of them courtesy of Jayawardene, who took his tournament run-tally past 300 in this game. The shaky middle order looked to have hit its stride in their last game against India, but - Mathews apart - they struggled today. One doesn't want to jump the gun, but after 15 runs in six innings and just one wicket in the tournament, Jayasuriya may have played his last game for Sri Lanka today.
Kumar Sangakkara: "I don't think it was anything to do with luck. Unfortunately we didn't start too well, losing three wickets in the first six. Everyone has been hitting the ball well, but we didn't make the most of our opportunities. 150 would have been a good total."
Sangakkara singles out Jayawardene, Malinga and Mathews for praise in the tournament, adding: "we've had a great run, but today is a day we won't want to remember. We need to do a lot of work but it was a credible performance to get this far. I think England have a great chance in the final, they have good balance and good depth in the team."
Paul Collingwood: "Full credit goes to the bowlers, who went out there and adapted to the conditions on a slow wicket. I'm delighted with how they performed today. The guys have really been preparing well, analysing the opposition, and seeing where we can take wickets."
"I think everybody would love to see an England-Australia final, but we've got to give Pakistan a lot of respect as well and we'll be watching the match with interest tomorrow."
Stuart Broad gets the Man of the Match award for his spell of 2 for 21, including the vital wicket of Jayawardene. "We're just adapting to the conditions, and luckily we're executing our plans when we get out onto the pitch," he says. "I'm not bothered not taking the new ball, I'm really happy with my role in the side, it's my job to come on and try and take a wicket before the first six overs are up."
"It's always easy when you're winning, but everyone's enjoying each other's success, and we'll hope to take that into the final."
Sahil Dutta and Liam Brickhill have been your commentary team today, thanks for joining us. Andrew Miller has been on bulletin duty, and his latest offering is up for your perusal. Don't forget that the women's semi-final between Australia and India is still coming up tonight, so do stick with us for that.
Malinga bowls what could be Sri Lanka's last over at the World Twenty20
Sri Lanka have looked flat in the field, and not at all attacking in their field placings