Sri Lanka bat against Pakistan

2012-10-04 15:20

Colombo - Sri Lanka's captain Mahela Jayawardene won the toss and elected to bat in the World Twenty20 semi-final against Pakistan in Colombo on Thursday.

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Both teams made one change from their last games. Pakistan brought back seamer Sohail Tanveer in place of Abdul Razzaq, while Sri Lanka dropped Akila Dananjaya to play Rangana Herath.

Australia and the West Indies will clash in the second semi-final on Friday. The final is scheduled for Sunday.



Mohammad Hafeez (captain), Imran Nazir, Nasir Jamshed, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Kamran Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Raza Hasan, Sohail Tanveer.

Sri Lanka:

Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Angelo Mathews, Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Kulasekara, Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath.

Umpires: Simon Taufel (AUS) and Rod Tucker (AUS)

TV umpire: Ian Gould (ENG)

Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)


  • boom.afridi.56 - 2012-10-04 15:28

    they won't make more than 140. time to silence the home crowd :D

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-04 15:52

      It might be closer to 180.

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-10-04 15:55

      @deon even 200+ we will get it lol i think boom boom will come through for us today :D

  • deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-04 15:51

    We beat India last year and they won the WC, we beat Sei Lanka this year and they are favourites.

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-10-04 15:56

      lol i hope your theory does not hold true today :P

  • jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-10-04 16:02

    Glad PS is bowling!!! Send the home boys home!!!! If that makes any sence!!!!!

      jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-10-04 16:05

      The Lankens tail look quite long???

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-10-04 16:17

      dangerous tail jaco, parera, mendis no. 1 can whack sixes easy. they look on their way to 160. could be an exciting chase provided our batting doesn't implode :( plus they're playing the spinners with ease.

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-10-04 16:18

      jaco they are whacking ajmal without fear lol

      jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-10-04 16:22

      Dilshan going slow???

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