Highlights: Sri Lanka-Pakistan semis

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Updated: Thursday, October 4, 2012, 23:42 [IST]
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Highlights: Sri Lanka-Pakistan semis

Colombo, Oct 4: Sri Lanka, inspired by their bowlers, defeated Pakistan by 16 runs to enter the final of ICC World Twenty20 2012 here on Thursday night.


Here are the highlights of this game

# Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene won the Man-of-the-match award

# This was Sri Lanka's second final in World T20. They were the losing finalists in 2009 in England. Pakistan had won the final then

# This was also Sri Lanka's second straight final in World events. Last year, they reached the 50-over World Cup final against India but lost

# It was low-scoring affair on a difficult R Premadasa Stadium pitch

# Sri Lanka made 139/4 in 20 overs while Pakistan were kept to 123/7 in their allotted overs

# Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath was the most successful bowler of the match with figures of 3/25 in his four overs

# Herath, in one of his overs, took two wickets in two balls. First he dismissed Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez and then had Shahid Afridi for a first-ball duck. However, Sohail Tanvir denied him the hat-trick

# Lasith Malinga was superb in his four-over spell, conceding just 19 runs. However he did not have a wicket to show

# Only one six was hit in the entire match. It was from Hafeez

# Sri Lanka had 17 boundaries and Pakistan had 11 fours


Story first published:  Thursday, October 4, 2012, 22:49 [IST]
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