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Sri Lanka qualifies for WC semi’s

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Sri Lanka crushed England by 10 wickets  to reach the World Cup semi-finals . The 1996 champions will tackle New Zealand at the R. Premadasa stadium on Tuesday for a place in the final.

England 229 for 6 (Jonathan Trott 86, Eoin Morgan 50) v Sri Lanka 231 for0 (Tillakaratne Dilshan 108 not out, Upul Tharanga 102 not out)

Sri Lanka won by 10 wickets. (Economic Times)

  Comments - 48

  • Darwin Sunday, 27 March 2011 04:44 AM

    Hare we have an octopus.

    gona Saturday, 26 March 2011 11:47 PM

    Well done, good luck with the next game against NZ

    Shanghi Sunday, 27 March 2011 12:02 AM

    Wooohooo!!!!! Well done lions.... So proud of you and Proud to be Sri Lankan.....:) Now lets bring the Cup home....where it truely belongs.

    Chandra Sunday, 27 March 2011 12:22 AM

    Well done Sanga and others. Good luck for rest two gaes

    Godaya Sunday, 27 March 2011 12:39 AM

    Congratulations! Maintain the same, if not better commitment for the next two games.

    Premasiri Sunday, 27 March 2011 12:40 AM

    Both Dilshan & Tharanga were brilliant schoolboy cricketers who were brought into the Side very early though they didn’t get the full recognition they deserved (like some others). The most part of his (ODI)career Dilshan was used as a middle order batsman( like Samaraweera), therefore they couldn’t show their true self as they had to bat at times when there was a big batting collapse or some other times when their batting is not very important. In fact he (Dilshan ) was at the verge of losing his position in the team, luckily for him & the Country, he was promoted as an opener considering his good performances in the Domestic Tournaments as an opener. It is sad to note both Dilshan, Samaraweera ( who won the Schoolboy Cricketer of the year award twice{ rare feat}1994 ,’95 for his batting)are in their 35th year of their life.

    zava Sunday, 27 March 2011 01:45 AM

    Go lion Go,

    M.H.Rahmatullah, Ban Sunday, 27 March 2011 03:15 AM

    Congratulations to Sri Lanka. It seemed that Lion Dilshan and Tiger Taranga just preyed some English deers. I am eagerly waiting to see the World Cup risen up by the golden hands of Sangi.

    fan Sunday, 27 March 2011 03:59 AM

    Too early to be celebrating......2 more to go....

    kanan Sunday, 27 March 2011 04:00 AM

    It is very much sure srilanka gonna win the Cup

    Best Wishes for srilanka


    Ayn Sunday, 27 March 2011 04:14 AM

    Congrats Sri lanka
    Hope the 2011 team will repeat the 96 team world cup win.
    Sri Lanka have a very good chance of reaching the final , the final will be a very interesting match. Only concern is the middle order

    Hem Sunday, 27 March 2011 04:24 AM

    Great guys...........Just two more matches and we will be the champs again. I think Pakistani's should come for the finals.For some reason I don't like the way the Indians have been boosted up by the media as if they are Super Heroes.

    nissanka Saturday, 26 March 2011 10:16 PM

    Go Lanka Go. All the way. Good luck boys.

    Charindra Sunday, 27 March 2011 06:29 AM

    How about Kapugedara instead of Samaraweera..

    Konde bendapu china Sunday, 27 March 2011 07:51 AM

    Srilanka vs Pakistan Final

    Ravi G. Sunday, 27 March 2011 08:49 AM

    You are spot on Wije.

    AMDON Sunday, 27 March 2011 09:04 AM

    Hope SL could break Pak barrier in the Final.

    Melb Pri Sunday, 27 March 2011 10:33 AM

    Finally now we know why the selectors keep including Silva in the team ----- as a runner !

    MagodisThuma Sunday, 27 March 2011 11:32 AM

    No Sri Lanka vs China !

    Darwin Sunday, 27 March 2011 12:41 PM

    Another octopus. We could make an aquarium.

    N Hesara Sunday, 27 March 2011 01:32 PM

    yep....SL vs Pak final ... but at the moment Pakies are too good. We need to improve a lot before facing Pakis. but... we will do it! com'on Sanga and co ...u can do it! v r with u...

    nilu Sunday, 27 March 2011 03:48 PM

    english side is alwys bread and butter for the lanbkans .. beware of black caps .. we are one step for the final with india or pakistan

    gg Sunday, 27 March 2011 04:21 PM

    encore boys

    podda Sunday, 27 March 2011 04:47 PM

    Still searching for a comment from someone who said Australia or England was going to win th WC.

    Kane Saturday, 26 March 2011 05:46 PM

    It was a fantastic performance by Sri Lankan Team. Congrats!

    Vijayabahu Saturday, 26 March 2011 04:59 PM

    Sri Lanka qualify for Final with India..

    MagodisThuma Saturday, 26 March 2011 05:03 PM

    Miss the Catches & Win the Matches !.

    Rizy Saturday, 26 March 2011 04:58 PM

    Superb show.... Will continue for sure.......

    Rizy Saturday, 26 March 2011 05:11 PM

    Superb show.... Will continue for sure.....

    MagodisThuma Saturday, 26 March 2011 05:23 PM

    Dilshan.. " The BatMan " !.

    lukman Saturday, 26 March 2011 05:23 PM

    cumon lions, keep roaring...... LION NATION GO LANKAN'S GOOO...

    alla Saturday, 26 March 2011 05:20 PM

    Sri Lanka played a great cricket. I believe it is a world record to beat a team with such a score without loosing wickets and making two centuries by two individuals.

    Rohan Wijesinghe Saturday, 26 March 2011 05:34 PM

    Proudly watched Sri Lanka emerging victorioous through British TV's in UK. Well done and go ahead Lions!
    Even though England is out, they have shown the true spirit of Cricket by not denying the last minute century which we failed to appreciate in the past against India.

    Rizy Saturday, 26 March 2011 05:31 PM

    This is a warning for Indian side

    DHA Saturday, 26 March 2011 05:48 PM

    GOOOOO....LIONS.....!!!!....go all the way.....

    deepal Saturday, 26 March 2011 05:43 PM


    anu Saturday, 26 March 2011 04:47 PM

    Congrulation Al Cricekt Lions, We are now near the WORLD CUP
    Go like always

    GORGIO Saturday, 26 March 2011 05:57 PM

    Hallelujah! We are the Champions! The Great Cricket from real players!

    Elaris Saturday, 26 March 2011 06:15 PM

    What a performance Sri Lanka

    sam netthasinghe Saturday, 26 March 2011 06:48 PM

    great match guys. keep it up.

    Rakitha Saturday, 26 March 2011 06:54 PM

    Weldone Sanga and Team and wish our Team all the very best and lets Win the Cup for New Sri Lanka...... GOOD BLESS OUR TEAM AND OUR GREAT NATION......

    nash Saturday, 26 March 2011 06:57 PM

    what a game !!!!!!!!!!

    Jana Asna Saturday, 26 March 2011 07:07 PM

    Mahinda Abe(a)sundara still in action. So please SL-Cricket don't let them watch ITN.

    Hamid Saturday, 26 March 2011 07:32 PM


    Riyazia Saturday, 26 March 2011 07:55 PM

    Celebration is enough let's focus on Semi

    jjk Saturday, 26 March 2011 08:24 PM

    well done lanka smashing wish you all the way made it easy for mr sangakara keep it up

    Dr I.M.C.Fernando,UK Saturday, 26 March 2011 09:42 PM

    Congratulations to the Sri Lankan Team, Capt. Sangakkara, Dilshan, and Tharanga on a fine victory, not forgetting Murali who bowled with a bad leg. Best Wishes for the semi final and then the final. You CAN do it !!!

    Louisa Saturday, 26 March 2011 09:43 PM

    Congratulations guys; you have done us proud by coming so far. Now keep your head on your shoulders and aim for the skies. We need that trophy so bad; its been a long time since we won a WC. Good luck Sanga & the boys - you can beat NZ & enter the final.

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