1st Semi Final – Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Live Match Score & Updates | Pak vs SL T20 World Cup 2012
Match Overview & Live Updates
In the first Semi Final of World T20 2012, two most favorites of the tournament Pakistan and Sri Lanka will clash on Thursday October 4. Pakistan only losing to India in the Super Eights managed to defeat both Australia and South Africa to come to this stage. On the other hand Sri Lanka was unbeaten with defeating all teams including New Zealand, England and West Indies in Super Eights. Lasith Malinga and Ajantha Mendis are in form and so are Mahela Jayawardena, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara in batting. For Pakistan Raza Hassan has been brilliant with the ball along with Spin Doctor Saeed Ajmal. Mohammad Hafeez himself can be dangerous early in the innings. Nasir Jamshed and Imran Nazir are in good form while Abdul Razzaq will be a pleasant addition for good finish. Shahid Afridi has been out of form with bat at least as he is yet to find his form during this tournament. Shahid Afridi’s record against Sri Lanka has been very good and fans here in Pakistan will hope him to go big in this big clash.
In second Semi final of the T20 World Cup, we will see Australia and West Indies battling to proceed to the finals. The 1st Semi Final between Sri Lanka and Pakistan will telecast at 6.30PM here in Pakistan and 7PM local time at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
Semi Final – Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Thursday October 4
13:30 GMT | 19:00 local | 18:30 PKT
Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jaywardene won the toss and elected to bat against Pakistan in the first semi-final of World Twenty20 cricket at the Premadasa Stadium here Thursday.
Both the teams have made a change each. Sri Lanka replaced Akila Dananjaya with Rangana Herath while Pakistan left out Abdul Razzaq for Sohail Tanvir.
Post match update
Hosts Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 16 runs on Thursday to reach the World Twenty20 final in Colombo.
Sri Lanka, restricted to 139-4 after electing to bat, hit back to keep Pakistan down to 123-7 in a thrilling semi-final before 35,000 fans at the Premadasa stadium.
Australia and the West Indies meet in the second semi-final on Friday. The final is scheduled for Sunday.
Sri Lanka 139-4 in 20 overs; Pakistan 123-7 in 20 overs
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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Squads
Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Tillekaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wicket-keeper), Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis.
Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez (captain), Imran Nazir, Nasir Jamshed, Kamran Akmal (wicketkeeper), Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Sohail Tanvir, Saeed Ajmal, Raza Hasan.
Toss: Sri Lanka, who choose to bat first
Umpires: SJA Taufel and RJ Tucker
TV umpire: IJ Gould
Match referee: ; JJ Crowe
Reserve Umpire: SJ Davis
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Live Streaming of Match
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Check out the online websites for live streaming of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka semi final clash here:
1. www.espnstar.com/live/ (in India only)
2. sports.ptv.com.pk/t20/livestreaming.asp (in Pakistan only)
3. espn.go.com/watchespn/index#sport/cricket/type/upcoming/ (North America)