And its Sri Lanka vs …. in the Final!

SL has done well to beat NZ decisively to march into the Finals of the 2007 World Cup. This is their second entry into the Finals of the World Cup. They won the cup in 1996 at Lahore beating Australia by 7 wickets.

The moot question is that if and when Australia get into the Finals, will there be a repeat of 1996 or will Australia avenge their then defeat and create history by winning the World cup for the 4th time and 3rd consecutively?

Mahela Jayawardhane

scored a brilliant and rapid Captain’s knock of 115 in just 109 deliveries with 10 fours and 3 sixes to take the Lankans to 289 for 5. At around 33 overs, they were just about 4.2 runs per over but with this late push, they crept upto almost 6 per over at the end of their quota of 50 overs.

And then they did well to restrict NZ to 208 in less than 42 overs with Muralitharan taking the honours with 4 for 31 in 8 overs.

Well done Sri Lanka!


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