WC 2011 Semifinal: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand

Sri Lanka devoured New Zealand for the third consecutive World Cup semifinal and entered their third Final since 1996.

All Match Results of Sri Lanka and New Zealand

Match Facts

    Match 47
    Captains: Sangakkara (SL), Vettori (NZ)
    Toss: NZ
    MOM: Sangakkara
    3wkts or more: 3/35 Mendis, 3/55 Malinga, 3/57 Southee
    6s: 6 (NZ 2, SL 4)
    50s: 3 (NZ 1, SL 2)
    100 plus partnership:
    120 2nd wkt Dilshan and Sangakkara (SL)
    50 plus partnerships:
    76 4th wkt Taylor and Styris (NZ)

Records

    Sri Lanka reached 3rd final in 4th attempt.
    New Zealand failed to enter final even in record 6th attempt.
    Sri Lanka won 3rd consecutive semifinal against New Zealand.
    Sri Lanka leads New Zealand 6-3 in World Cup matches.
    Styris became the second highest Kiwi scorer against Sri Lanka.
    Vettori played his last ODI as captain.
    Muralitharan played his last international match at Sri Lanka, taking wicket on the last ball of his last over.

New Zealand innings (50 overs maximum)

    Guptill b Malinga 39 runs 3 4s
    B McCullum b Herath 13 runs 1 four 1 six
    Ryder c Sangakkara b Muralitharan 19 runs 2 4s
    Taylor c Tharanga b Mendis 36 runs 1 four
    Styris lbw b Muralitharan 57 runs 5 4s
    Williamson lbw b Malinga 22 runs 3 4s
    N McCullum c Sangakkara b Malinga 9 runs 1 six
    Oram c Jayawardene b Dilshan 7 runs 1 four
    Vettori not out 3
    Southee c Sangakkara b Mendis 0
    McKay b Mendis 0
    Extras (lb 5, w 6, nb 1) 12
    Total (48.5 overs) 217

Fall of wickets

    1-32 (BB McCullum, 7.1 ov), 2-69 (Ryder, 18.3 ov), 3-84 (Guptill, 21.3 ov), 4-161 (Taylor, 39.1 ov), 5-192 (Williamson, 43.3 ov), 6-204 (NL McCullum, 45.1 ov), 7-213 (Styris, 46.6 ov), 8-215 (Oram, 47.4 ov), 9-217 (Southee, 48.3 ov), 10-217 (McKay, 48.5 ov)

Bowling

    Malinga 9 ov 55/3
    Herath 9 ov 1 maiden 31/1
    Mathews 6 ov 27/0
    Mendis 9.5 ov 35/3
    Muralitharan 10 ov 1 maiden 42/ 2
    Dilshan 5 ov 22/1

Sri Lanka innings (target: 218 runs from 50 overs)

    Tharanga c Ryder b Southee 30 runs 4 4s 1 six
    Dilshan c Ryder b Southee 73 runs 10 4s 1 six
    Sangakkara c Styris b McKay 54 runs 7 4s 1 six
    Jayawardene lbw b Vettori 1
    Samaraweera not out 23 runs 2 4s
    Silva b Southee 13 runs 2 4s
    Mathews not out 14 runs 1 four 1 six
    Extras (lb 2, w 10) 12
    Total (46 overs) 204/5

Fall of wickets

    1-40 (Tharanga, 7.2 ov), 2-160 (Dilshan, 32.4 ov), 3-161 (Jayawardene, 33.1 ov), 4-169 (Sangakkara, 36.2 ov), 5-185 (Silva, 42.2 ov)

Bowling

    N McCullum 6 ov 33/0
    Southee 1o 2 57/3
    Vettori 10 ov 36/1
    Oram 8 ov 1 maiden 29/0
    McKay 9.4 ov 1 maiden 33/1
    Styris 2 ov 12/0
    Ryder 2 ov 14/0
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