Commentry

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Well, that is all we have from today's game. A damp squib in the end but we hope that tomorrow's semi-final between India and South Africa lives up to every bit of our expectations. Till then, it's cheers and goodbye from us!

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Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat on a belter of a track. The decision backfired early on as Windies got amongst the wickets but Thirimanne and Mathews ensured Sri Lanka put on a challenging total. West Indies got off to a flier thanks to Smith but Malinga pegged them back with a game-changing over knocking back both openers. Bravo teed off as soon as he got out to the middle but holed out just when he was looking to threaten for a big score before rain halted play.

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The game was heading to an interesting climax. West Indies were on the back foot yes, but with Sammy and Samuels at the crease, things could have exploded right at the end. Unfortunately, there will be no fireworks from the West Indies this time. Sri Lanka advance into their third WT20 final.

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What an unfortunate way to end a cricket match! West Indies will have to go back empty-handed this time around. They have been dealt a cruel blow by mother-nature here. The match has officially been called off and SRI LANKA ARE DECLARED WINNERS BY 27 RUNS ON D/L METHOD.

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This is serious trouble. It isn't raining but 'Hailing' down as the Hails keep pelting down at the ground. We will get back to you with further updates as and when we get some.

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Oh dear! Out of nowhere, the rain has suddenly started hammering down accompanied by huge gusts of wind. The players are rushing off the field for the moment. This isn't the way you want to end such an exciting contest.

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Nuwan Kulasekara to Marlon Samuels

Sammy was a dead duck! Samuels swings hard across the line but gets hit on the pads as the ball goes to the off side, Sammy desperately tries to make his ground but is way short, the throw from Dilshan is off target. They take a leg bye.

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Nuwan Kulasekara to Marlon Samuels

Full on leg, turned through mid-wicket for a couple.

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Nuwan Kulasekara to Marlon Samuels

Samuels just manages to keep the yorker out. Good ball bowled by the bowler.

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Darren Sammy comes out to the middle.

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Nuwan Kulasekara to Dwayne Bravo

OUT! Massive wicket for Sri Lanka! The danger-man Bravo flicks this straight down the throat of Jayawardene at deep square leg and Kulasekara does what he had been brought back to do.

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Nuwan Kulasekara to Marlon Samuels

In the block-hole around leg, squeezed down to long on for one.

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Kulasekara back on.

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Rangana Herath to Dwayne Bravo

Flatter on off, hit straight to point. 85 NEEDED OFF 42.

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Rangana Herath to Dwayne Bravo

SIX! Another Bravo special! He's in terrific form! Stays inside his crease plays a delightful lofted shot over long off, makes it look so simple.

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Rangana Herath to Marlon Samuels

Driven towards the mid on region. The batsmen have run through for a single.

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Rangana Herath to Marlon Samuels

The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket.

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Rangana Herath to Marlon Samuels

Flighted on middle, heaved to mid-wicket.

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Rangana Herath to Marlon Samuels

FOUR! Terrific shot! Samuels dances down the track, gets to the pitch of it and drives inside out over cover for a boundary.

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Herath back on.

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