Elegance all around as Sri Lanka face Windies
West Indies are confident of chasing nearly any total in this event; Sri Lanka believe there is no score they can't defend. Clearly, something will have to give in their T20 World Cup 2009 semi-final.
Friday's match at the Oval sees two exciting sides up against one another and, while Sri Lanka will start favorites, the West Indies have shown that they are not to under-estimated. Sri Lanka, who has an admirably well balanced side for cricket's shortest format, has yet to lose a match at this tournament.
But it was at the Oval, a happy hunting ground for West Indies down the decades, that the men from the Caribbean beat Australia by seven wickets in their tournament opener. That victory owed much to a quite brilliant 88 from West Indies captain Chris Gayle, the left-handed opener striking some of the biggest sixes ever seen at the south London venue.
Last edited by Adil; 06-18-2009 at 05:11 PM..