Sri Lanka seal semi-final berth with win over Australia
Sri Lanka beat Australia by 20 runs to book their place in the last four.
Sri Lanka beat Australia by 20 runs to book their place in the last four. (All Images AFP)
Mahela Jayawardene scored 84 from 81 to play a good knock under pressure.
Lahiru Thirimanne played a good hand of 57.
But the Australian bowlers struck back to get crucial wickets.
Sri Lanka ultimately got to 253/8 in 50 overs.
The Lankan bowlers kept chipping away at the wickets even though Australia scored at a brisk rate.
Australia eventually folded for 233 and the 20-run win booked Sri Lanka a date with India in the second semi-final.