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Road to the men's semi-finals

All you need to know ahead of the WT20 semi-finals

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Men’s Semi-final 1

Sri Lanka v West Indies, Thursday April 4 at midnight

ICC World T20 Rankings: Sri Lanka (2nd) West Indies (5th)

The road to the semi-final

Sri Lanka opened their ICC World T20 campaign with a hard-fought win over South Africa before making light work of the Netherlands to the tune of a nine-wicket victory in their second match.

An Alex Hales storm caught the side off-guard in their only loss of the tournament to date but Rangana Herath made sure there would be no early return home, taking 5-3 to blast Sri Lanka past New Zealand.

The West Indies were comprehensively beaten in their opening match against the India, but a confidence-building seven-wicket win over Bangladesh steadied the ship.

The reigning champs then disposed of Australia in a spiteful encounter and cruised past the Pakistan to finish second in Group 2.

The squads

Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (c), Lasith Malinga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Matthews, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Rangana Herath, Sachithra Senanayake, Ajantha Mendis, Seekkuge Prasanna.

Batters

Runs

Av.

SR

Bowlers

Wkts.

Av.

Econ.

M. Jayawardene

134

44.7

131.4

K. Kulasekara

7

11.7

5.8

K. Perera

94

23.5

146.9

R. Herath

5

0.6

0.9

T. Dilshan

75

25

107.1

S. Senanayake

4

13.8

5.0

West Indies: Darren Sammy (c), Samuel Badree, Dwayne Bravo, Johnson Charles, Sheldon Cottrell, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Krishmar Santokie, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith.

Batters

Runs

Av.

SR

Bowlers

Wkts.

Av.

Econ.

C. Gayle

140

35.0

116.7

S. Badree

10

9.0

5.6

D. Smith

108

27.0

103.8

K. Santokie

6

13.8

5.6

D. Sammy

101

101.0

224.4

SP Narine

6

12.0

4.5

Where to watch: Fox Sports 3 from 11:40pm

Twitter: @westindies | @OfficialSLC 


Men’s Semi-final 2

India v South Africa, Friday April 5 at midnight

ICC World T20 Rankings: India (1st) South Africa (4th)

The road to the semi-final

Historical rivals came face-to-face in the opening match of the World T20, India coming out on top against Pakistan thanks to a good showing from the side’s arsenal of spin weapons.

The 50-over champions then cruised past the West Indies and Bangladesh before bowling Australia out for 86 and recording a comfortable 73-run victory to finish top of the table.

The Proteas’ hopes balanced on a knife-edge for much of the tournament with all their matches decided by six runs or less. Luckily for the South Africans they overcame injury and player departures to win three of those four encounters and finish second in Group 1.

The squads

India: MS Dhoni (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Stuart Binny, Amit Mishra, Mohit Shrama, Varun Aaron.

Batters

Runs

Av.

SR

Bowlers

Wkts.

Av.

Econ.

V. Kohli

170

85.0

117.2

A. Mishra

9

8.8

5.3

R. Sharma

147

49.0

119.5

R. Ashwin

7

10.4

4.8

Y. Singh

71

23.7

110.9

R. Jadeja

5

24.2

7.6

South Africa: Francois du Plessis (c), Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Beuran Hendricks, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel, Aaron Phangiso, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.

Batters

Runs

Av.

SR

Bowlers

Wkts.

Av.

Econ.

H. Amla

163

40.8

130.4

I. Tahir

11

9.2

6.3

JP. Duminy

142

47.3

152.7

D. Steyn

9

13.0

7.3

AB. De Villiers

119

39.7

167.6

B. Hendricks

2

33.0

8.6

Where to watch: Fox Sports 3 from 11:30pm

Twitter: @BCCI | @OfficialCSA

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