By Staff Writers | April 3, 2014
Lahiru Thirimanne played a valuable hand to see Sri Lanka past 100. © AFP
After winning the toss and batting first, Sri Lanka scored 160/6 in their ICC World Twenty20 semi-final match against West Indies in Mirpur.
Lahiru Thirimanne top scored with 44 and Angelo Mathews, who was dismissed off the final delivery of the innings, made a valuable 40.
Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kusal Perera got Sri Lanka off to a brisk start, adding 41 for the first wicket in four overs.
Perera (26) was the first Sri Lankan wicket to fall, after he inside-edged a delivery off Krishmar Santokie onto his stumps.
Mahela Jayawardene (0) was the next to fall, and was run out without facing a ball. A poor call from Dilshan left non-striker Jayawardene short of his crease.
Kumar Sangakkara made just a single run and fell to a soft-dismissal, gently tapping the ball back to Samuel Badree to offer a simple return catch.
Santokie was the West Indies’ highest wicket-taker and finished with figures of 2/46 in his four overs.
Sri Lanka 160/6 (20 overs)
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