Sunday, March 27, 2011

SLanka beat England enters semis with NZ

Records of Opening partnership Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga to hit superb centuries as Sri Lanka beat England by 10 wickets in a one-sided quarter-final encounter of the World Cup in Colombo on Saturday.Sri lankan Chasing a target of 230, Dilshan (108 not out, 115 balls, 10x4, 2x6) and Tharanga (102 not out, 122 balls, 12x4, 1x6) played with consummate ease as they reached the target in only 37.3 overs to set up a semi-final date with New Zealand,next Tuesday.

England set target which was never going to be difficult on a Premadasa track for a team that bats deep but one fancied England bowlers to put up a fight.Unlike some of their resilient performances at the group league stages, the English bowlers couldn't exhibit the magic as both Dilshan and Tharanga never looked like getting into any kind of trouble.

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