Written by Staff Writer
03 Apr, 2014 | 10:15 pm
Sri Lanka reached the World Twenty20 final after a thunderstorm ended semi-final against defending champions West Indies in Mirpur.
Sri Lanka won by 27 runs on the Duckworth Lewis method.
Rain and hailstones to boot, stopped play in the first semi final of the ICC World T20 between Sri Lanka and West Indies with the West Indies on 80 for the loss of four wickets.
Sri Lanka who made 160 in their allotted 20 overs, were ahead of the Windies as per the Duckworth Lewis Method, when the storm engulfed the stadium.
Batting first Sri Lanka got off to a solid opening with Kusal Perera and Tillakeratne Dilshan putting on 41 for the 1st wicket.
However, Badluck struck Sri Lanka as Mahela Jayawardena was sent back to the pavillion for a duck and Kumar Sangakkara followed him back to with just a run to his name.
T.M. Dilshan who was some what resilient was run out for 39, leaving Sri Lanka at 91 for the loss of 4 at that point.
Lahiru Thrimanne and Angelo Matthews put on a solid performance to guide Sri Lanka to a competitive 160 runs for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs.
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