Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 81 runs
It was the first semi final match of the cricket world cup 2007. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first. Master blaster Sanath Jayasuriya went back cheaply for 1 run and Sangakkara couldn't do much because he's out for 18 runs. Sri Lanka were 67/2 in the 14th over. Then Mahela Jayawardene joined Tharanga and lift up the score upto 111 when Tharanga balled out to Vettori for 73 off 74 balls. Mahela started his innings very slowly, spared too many balls to score his first few runs but the accelaration was superb and never seen such an innings in recent one day cricket. He kept his head cool and played a captions knock. Mahela was 115 off 109 balls. He played a mind game. At the end Sri Lanka has scored 289/5. Again Mahela has proved that he's not a good batsman but a class batsman. Australia will play against South Africa in the second semi final. Good luck to Sri lankan team for the Final on the 28th of April. Let's hope it'll be a tight game and we can see some good cricket.