T20 World Cup 2012 1st Semifinal: SL Equal Record, Pak Bows Out

Sri Lanka, the hosts, defended a low total against the best team of T20 World Cup, Pakistan to win by 16 runs. Lankans reached the World Cup final for the second time. Only Pakistan has reached two finals in the World Cup.

Pakistan had the historical edge, but except the two easy chances left by Malinga, Sri Lankans kept their nerves calm with the roar of supporters behind them.

T20 World Cup 2012: Schedule and Results

Match Facts

    Mahela was declared Player of the Match.
    Pak leads SL 6-4 in T20 matches.
    Both have won 2 matches each in T20 World Cup against each other.
    Sri Lanka became the second team after Pakistan to have reached two finals of T20 World Cup.

Sri Lanka innings (20 overs maximum)

    Mahela Jayawardene c Raza Hasan b Shahid Afridi 42 runs 36 balls 7 4s
    Dilshan lbw b Umar Gul 35 runs 43 balls 3 4s
    Sangakkara c Shoaib Malik b Mohammad Hafeez 18 runs 11 balls 3 4s
    Jeevan Mendis st Kamran Akmal b Saeed Ajmal 15 runs 18 balls 1 four
    Perera not out 11 runs 7 balls 2 4s
    Mathews not out 10 runs 6 balls 1 four
    Extras (b 3, w 4, nb 1) 8
    Total (20 overs) 139/4

Fall of wickets

    1-63 (Jayawardene, 10.2 ov), 2-84 (Sangakkara, 12.5 ov), 3-117 (Dilshan, 17.5 ov), 4-118 (BMAJ Mendis, 18.0 ov)

Bowling

    Sohail Tanvir 3 ov 11/0
    Raza Hasan 4 ov 26/0
    Saeed Ajmal 4 ov 33/1
    Shahid Afridi 4 ov 28/1
    Mohammad Hafeez 2 ov 12/1
    Umar Gul 3 ov 26/1

Pakistan innings (target: 140 runs from 20 overs)

    Mohammad Hafeez st Sangakkara b Herath 42 runs 40 balls 4 4s 1 six
    Imran Nazir b Ajantha Mendis 20 runs 21 balls 3 4s
    Nasir Jamshed lbw b Mathews 4 runs 8 balls
    Kamran Akmal c Jayawardene b Mathews 1 run 2 balls
    Shoaib Malik b Herath 6 runs 7 balls
    Umar Akmal not out 29 runs 22 balls 3 4s
    Shahid Afridi b Herath 0
    Sohail Tanvir st Sangakkara b Ajantha Mendis 8 runs 13 balls 1 four
    Umar Gul not out 2 runs 6 balls
    Extras (lb 2, w 9) 11
    Total (20 overs) 123/7

Fall of wickets

    1-31 (Imran Nazir, 5.6 ov), 2-55 (Nasir Jamshed, 9.1 ov), 3-57 (Kamran Akmal, 9.4 ov), 4-64 (Shoaib Malik, 10.6 ov), 5-91 (Mohammad Hafeez, 14.1 ov), 6-91 (Shahid Afridi, 14.2 ov), 7-113 (Sohail Tanvir, 17.4 ov)

Bowling

    Mathews 4 ov 27/2
    Kulasekara 3 ov 15/0
    Malinga 4 ov 19/0
    Ajantha Mendis 4 ov 27/2
    Perera 1 ov 8/0
    Herath 4 ov 25/3
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