Sri Lanka defeated the West Indies by 27 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method on Thursday to enter the World Twenty20 final in Dhaka.
The West Indies, chasing Sri Lanka's 160-6, were 80-4 in 13.5 overs when a heavy downpour forced the match to be abandoned, with Marlon Samuels on 18 and Darren Sammy yet to score.
Sri Lanka were declared winners of the rain-hit semi-final since the West Indies were 27 runs behind the D/L par score of 107.
Sri Lanka await the winners of Friday's second semi-final between India and South Africa in Sunday's title clash. (AFP) ►WATCH
shane 2014-04-03 15:03 Srilanka cannot exist in front of Carribean storm.Dont even dream guys. Of course Shane.your prediction was right and a gale storm send the Caribbeans packed home..... you are a blessing in disguise.....
Bhoja Friday, 04 April 2014 01:49 AM
Wel done congrats to the team
mmahshook Friday, 04 April 2014 05:52 AM
we will be the champions
Suny J fm Melbourne Thursday, 03 April 2014 09:12 PM
Yet another grand final.....hope the jinxed one will stay at home and watch the match....????
manjula Friday, 04 April 2014 05:56 AM
Luckily rain came otherwise with big jonna (Sana) definitely we would have lost. Hope HE and Sanna will not go on Sunday
willows Friday, 04 April 2014 10:29 AM
If Indians win todays game, we are unlucky, it i pay back time now???
Saman Thursday, 03 April 2014 09:33 PM
Congratulations boys! Bring home "the big one" !
Balan Thursday, 03 April 2014 10:24 PM
Malinga is a lucky captain. Keep him captain & drop Chandimal for Lahiru in the Final a swell. This seems a winning combination.
ME Friday, 04 April 2014 06:14 AM
yes we did & tks sameera
Common Sense Friday, 04 April 2014 06:14 AM
If Sri Lankans are to win the Finals, we have to play with the same team that played in Semi Finals. Selection should be based on performance only and not on sentiments.
hks Friday, 04 April 2014 12:03 AM
To win a match not only the muscle power but also the brain power is very important ! WI must realize this golden rule if they want to succeed !!
Avatar Friday, 04 April 2014 12:10 AM
I guess we'd have won the match anyway because the panic we created for the Windies and it would have been a matter of a few overs. Well done boys and do it again at the finals, our prayers are for you.
kumar Friday, 04 April 2014 06:39 AM
Last year Sri Lanka couldn't beat WI in the home ground. Will see this time
Manel Friday, 04 April 2014 02:14 AM
Well done SL. Now all those who bask in the glory of our cricketers can buy tickets and go to B'desh and bring the CUP.
flatwhite Friday, 04 April 2014 02:15 AM
willows Friday, 04 April 2014 02:45 AM
it is Lucky captain, keep him for the finals, good luck guys
Moji Friday, 04 April 2014 07:29 AM
As a country cricket is only to enjoy,good luck guys,bring thropy home.
Lokkah Thalluwa dont Friday, 04 April 2014 07:39 AM
Even better if He does not even watch the match..even on TV
Public Friday, 04 April 2014 08:29 AM
Congrats roaring Lions! Two of the three so called super nations were cheaply exit even without entering the semis. The third will exit with no chance of a final. Finals will be between Lions vs Proteas.
Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 04 April 2014 03:50 AM
SL are the Great Lions indeed, amazing victory against WI and its a easy job for our guys to beat SA or IND whoever qualifies for the Finals today.
Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 04 April 2014 03:52 AM
Hopefully Mr. President will declare 7th Monday a holiday, when SriLanka inherit the T20 World Cup. Congrats. in advance.
Jokerii Friday, 04 April 2014 04:22 AM
on these same pages, few weeks back people were baying for Thirimanne to be dropped - seeing the role he played y'day it is clear that the selectors have more sense than arm chair experts.
Third Umpire Friday, 04 April 2014 09:22 AM
It is a gamble Boys !! What do u want , Rain OR Cup ?
Roshan Thursday, 03 April 2014 10:33 PM
well done sri lanka via DM Android App
wasantha Friday, 04 April 2014 04:22 AM
wow wow wow Lions... this is great
All these years you have been the bridesmaid - only semifinalists or runner up
Go for the cup this time and be the Bride... All the Best Manoj
Sri Lankan Friday, 04 April 2014 09:59 AM
Victory for Sri Lanka was a forgone conclusion before the teams arrived in the stadium. It was a formality and our boys did it in grand style. Well done boys. We are proud of you. We will repeat this performance in the Finals too provided the Man stays in the Palace and ZZZZ.....zzzz...zzzz....zzzz. via DM iPad app
seenibolay Friday, 04 April 2014 04:30 AM
[quote name="Kiris Baba Amaray"]Hopefully Mr. President will declare 7th Monday a holiday, when SriLanka inherit the T20 World Cup. Congrats. in advance.[/quote] Typical Srilankan! Congratulation Boys of the pearl.
Sameera Thursday, 03 April 2014 10:51 PM
So sad to hear the match was abandoned due to rain. We missed a good match with a fighting spirit. Well-done Lions...! Bad luck Windies... via DM Android App
Shenesh Friday, 04 April 2014 04:46 AM
WI were thinking of repeating, 82 in last 05 overs.. but the Bay of Bengal had other ideas..
Manel Friday, 04 April 2014 04:54 AM
Well said Raj.
Mahir Thursday, 03 April 2014 05:46 PM
Mallila, final eke ALLAPU RATA ayata nang paradinna epa!
Ravi Friday, 04 April 2014 05:02 AM
Definetely, the Boys will bring the cup with the much awaited Rain from Bangladesh
app Thursday, 03 April 2014 11:23 PM
good luck for the finals.bring the cup heroes via DM Android App
Suq Madique Friday, 04 April 2014 10:03 AM
[quote name="raj"]SL will win the finals, if HE stays at home and watch the match[/quote] Too late...already a Mihin flight is being arranged to bring the team and cup home.
Jagath Leanage Thursday, 03 April 2014 06:10 PM
Finals will be Sri Lanka vs South Africa Match. Had we played the full quota we would have won easily.
legent Friday, 04 April 2014 12:39 AM
congrats sri lanka way to final via DM Android App
shek Friday, 04 April 2014 01:22 AM
cup is reserved for us...cmon lions this tym its ours via DM Android App
raj Thursday, 03 April 2014 08:13 PM
SL will win the finals, if HE stays at home and watch the match
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