Cricket News Online: SL VS NZ Live Score > SRI LANKA vs NEW ZEALAND, First semi-final R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Mar 29, 2011 Start Time: 2:00 PM (Pakistan Time). Watch Live Scorecard
The co-hosts of the 2011 World Cup have lived up to their reputation as tournament favourites, making it quite comfortably to the semi-final stage.
Barring a loss against Pakistan and the rain-affected match against Australia which was abandoned, Sri Lanka have routed the other sides they faced en-route to the final-four stage, including a thumping win against New Zealand in the group match.
Their quarter-final match against England in Colombo might have been a close affair considering the home side were chasing under lights at the R Premadasa stadium, but Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga scored impressive hundreds to set-up a massive 10-wicket victory to send England crashing.
|Sri Lanka (From): Kumar Sangakkara(w/c), Mahela Jayawardene, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dilhara Fernando, Rangana Herath, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Ajantha Mendis, Muttiah Muralitharan, Thissara Perera, Thilan Samaraweera, Chamara Silva, Upul Tharanga|
|New Zealand (From): Daniel Vettori(c), James Franklin, Martin Guptill, Jamie How, Brendon McCullum(w), Nathan McCullum, Jacob Oram, Jesse Ryder, Tim Southee, Scott Styris, Ross Taylor, Kane Williamson, Luke Woodcock, Daryl Tuffey, Andy McKay|