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Cricket: Sri Lanka in final after rain dashes Windies hopes

Sri Lanka reached the final of the World Twenty20 with a 27-run win over West Indies, the defending champions, after the first semi-final was ended by rain on Thursday. Set a challenging 161-run target, the West Indies were well short on the Duckworth-Lewis method when a thunderstorm stopped play after 13.5 overs at the Shere Bangla stadium in Dhaka. West Indies, who would have needed 108 to win on the D/L method, were 80-4 when play was halted. The win was sweet revenge for Sri Lanka who lost the 2012 final in Colombo to the West Indies.

Cricket: Sri Lanka in final after rain dashes Windies hopes

Sri Lanka reached the final of the World Twenty20 with a 27-run win over West Indies, the defending champions, after the first semi-final was ended by rain on Thursday. Set a challenging 161-run target, the West Indies were well short on the Duckworth-Lewis method when a thunderstorm stopped play after 13.5 overs at the Shere Bangla stadium in Dhaka. West Indies, who would have needed 108 to win on the D/L method, were 80-4 when play was halted. The win was sweet revenge for Sri Lanka who lost the 2012 final in Colombo to the West Indies.

Cricket: Sri Lanka's Dilshan fined for showing dissent

Sri Lankan opener Tillakaratne Dilshan has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee for breaching the players' code of conduct during the game against New Zealand in Chittagong, the International Cricket Council said on Monday. Dilshan was found to have shown dissent at an umpire's decision during his team's 59-run win over New Zealand in the Group one match which lifted Sri Lanka into the semi-finals.

Cricket: Ton-up Hales leads England to thrilling win over Sri Lanka

Opener Alex Hales smashed a maiden hundred to help England upset world number one Sri Lanka in a thrilling World Twenty20 Super-10 stage match in Chittagong on Thursday. The 24-year-old smashed a 64-ball 116 not out as England chased down a challenging 190-run target in 19.2 overs. With England needing 23 off the last two overs Hales smashed Nuwan Kulasekara for a six to reach his hundred off 60 balls and then hit Angelo Mathews for the winning six, to anchor England's best chase in all T20 cricket.

Cricket: Ton-up Hales leads England to thrilling win over Sri Lanka

Opener Alex Hales smashed a maiden hundred to help England upset world number one Sri Lanka in a thrilling World Twenty20 Super-10 stage match in Chittagong on Thursday. The 24-year-old smashed a 64-ball 116 not out as England chased down a challenging 190-run target in 19.2 overs. With England needing 23 off the last two overs Hales smashed Nuwan Kulasekara for a six to reach his hundred off 60 balls and then hit Angelo Mathews for the winning six, to anchor England's best chase in all T20 cricket.

Cricket: Ton-up Hales leads England to thrilling win over Sri Lanka

Opener Alex Hales smashed a maiden hundred to help England upset world number one Sri Lanka in a thrilling World Twenty20 Super-10 stage match in Chittagong on Thursday. The 24-year-old smashed a 64-ball 116 not out as England chased down a challenging 190-run target in 19.2 overs. With England needing 23 off the last two overs Hales smashed Nuwan Kulasekara for a six to reach his hundred off 60 balls and then hit Angelo Mathews for the winning six, to anchor England's best chase in all T20 cricket.

Cricket: Jayawardene, Dilshan propel Sri Lanka to 189-4

Mahela Jayawardene and Tillakaratne Dilshan hit brilliant half-centuries to lift Sri Lanka to 189-4 against a scrappy England in their Group one match in Chittagong on Thursday. Jayawardene hit a lucky 89 and Dilshan scored 55 after England captain Stuart Broad won the toss and opted to bowl in the Super-10 game at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium. Jayawardene hit 11 boundaries and three sixes during his 51-ball knock and Dilshan smashed two sixes and four fours in his 47-ball innings as the two added 145 for the second wicket.

Cricket: Clinical Sri Lanka upstage South Africa

World number one Sri Lanka held their nerve in the final overs to pull off a narrow five-run victory over South Africa in Chittagong on Saturday. Left-handed opener Kusal Perera hit a brilliant 40-ball 61 to lift Sri Lanka, who won the toss and batted, to 165-7 before restricting South Africa to 160-5. The victory gave Sri Lanka an ideal start to the group one campaign in the Super-10 stage at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium.

Cricket: Perera lift Sri Lanka to 165-7 in World Twenty20

Kusal Perera hit a robust half-century to lift Sri Lanka to 165-7 in their group one Super-10 stage match against South Africa in Chittagong on Saturday. Perera scored 61 off 40 balls and Angelo Mathews made 43 off 32 deliveries after Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat on a flat Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium. Perera hit six boundaries and three towering sixes before South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir pulled back the scoring rate by taking 3-26 in his four overs.

Cricket: Sri Lanka opt to field against Bangladesh

Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and sent Bangladesh in to bat in the third and final one-day international in Dhaka on Saturday. Sri Lanka, enjoying an unassailable 2-0 lead, were without either of their three veterans, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan, for the first time in a one-dayer since 2000. Jayawardene and Dilshan are nursing injuries, while Sangakkara was rested ahead of the five-nation Asia Cup which opens in Bangladesh on Tuesday.
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