Saturday, June 20, 2009

West Indies vs Sri Lanka Highlights - 2nd Semi Final

SL Bat

WI Bat

Watch cricket highlights: West Indies vs Sri Lanka - the 2nd Semi Final of the T20 cricket World Cup.

Scoreline: Sri Lanka 158/5 - Dilshan 96 (57) | West Indies 101 all out - Chris Gayle 63 no

The Dilshan knock was similar to the Gilchrist knock in the final of the 2007 ODI World Cup in that, teammates floundered where he found ease. Gayle looked to be delaying his launch for once things had stabilized around him - a phase of play that remained elusive and so an emphatic win in the end for Sri Lanka.

Pregame: Sarwan and Chanderpaul in the middle using their experience vs spin could possibly decide whether WI can put one past SL. Simmons vs quality spin will also be worth a watch, while Sri Lanka will be hoping one of their top 4 hangs around, not exposing the Silva-Mubarak enigma. How will Gayle and Bravo react to the SL pace attack who barring Malinga have side-stepped crouchingly behind Murali-Mendis?