T20 World Cup 2014, 1st Semifinal: Sri Lanka win by 27 runs via D/L method


Sri Lanka have reached the final of the World Twenty20 with a 27-run win over Darren Sammy's West Indies via Duckworth Lewis method at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Mirpur. Sri Lanka have secured their berth in the ICC World T20 final as they await their opposition from the second semi-final between India vs South Africa.

Batting first in the first semi-final, Sri Lanka scored an impressive 160 for six riding on important contributions from Angelo Mathews (40) and Lahiru Thirimanne (45).

In reply, West Indies were 80 for four in 13.5 overs when a storm followed by heavy downpour ruled out any chances of a game. The D/L par score at that point of time was 107 and the Caribbeans were well short of the target.

Umpires Richard Kettleborough and Rod Tucker had to wait as per rules before Sri Lanka were adjudged winners.

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