Herath destroys New Zealand: Sri Lanka seal semis spot with 59-run win

Herath destroys New Zealand: Sri Lanka seal semis spot with 59-run win

Herath destroys New Zealand: Sri Lanka seal semis spot with 59-run win

Written by Staff Writer

31 Mar, 2014 | 10:03 pm

A admirable spell of bowling by Rangana Herath saw Sri Lanka pull off a remarkable 59-run victory against New Zealand to book their berth in the semifinals of the ICC World Twenty20 tournament.

Defending a modest total of 119, Herath and Senanayake bundled out New Zealand for 60 in 15.3 overs with Anderson being unable to bat because of a finger injury.

Williamson top scored with 42 before being eighth out. Herath’s figures of five for three were the third best in T20 history.

Sri Lanka will meet the winner of Tuesday’s Super 10 clash between West Indies and Pakistan in the semi final on Thursday while India face South Africa in the other semi-final on Friday.

Rangana Herath who captured five wickets was named man of the match.

Scores: Sri Lanka 119 all out in 19.2 overs (Mahela Jayawardene 25; Trent Boult 3-20, Jimmy Neesham 3-22, Mitchell McClenaghan 2-24) v New Zealand 60 in 15.3 overs (Kane Williamson 42; Rangana Herath 5-3, Suchitra Senanayake 2-3)

 

 

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