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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 1st Semi-Final ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Highlights

Cricket Highlights - Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 1st Semi-Final ICC Cricket World Cup 2011


Watch the highlights of Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 1st Semi-Final ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 - ICC Cricket World Cup tournament of the 1st Semi-Final played between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo in 29th March 2011.

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 1st Semi-Final ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Highlights
Thilan Samaraweera celebrates the moment of victory © AFP

Bowlers attack before Half-centuries from Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan steers to Sri Lanka convincing five-wicket victory over New Zealand and third time enter into the final in the first semi-final of a World Cup.

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New Zealand scored 217 for all-out in 48.5 overs with top scorer by Scott Styris struck 57 off 77-balls including five boundaries.

Martin Guptill scored 39 off 65-balls including 3-fours, Ross Taylor hit 36 off 55-balls included a boundary, Kane Williamson 22 and Jesse Ryder 19.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Ajantha Mendis picked up 3-wickets for 35-runs in 9.5-overs, Lasith Malinga takes three-wickets, Muttiah Muralitharan took 2-wickets and one for Tillakaratne Dilshan - Rangana Herath.

Sri Lanka chased 220-5 in 47.5 overs with top scorer by Tillakaratne Dilshan struck 73 off 93-balls including 10-fours & a six,  Kumar Sangakkara 54.

Upul Tharanga cracked a 30 off 31-balls including 4-fours & a six and Thilan Samaraweera 23.

New Zealand best bowler by Tim Southee picked up 3-wickets and one for Daniel Vettori and Andy McKay.

Kumar Sangakkara named Player of the match for his match-winning masterclass 54-runs knocked off facing 79-balls including 7-fours and a six.