Monday, March 28, 2011

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand

The first semi final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 is going to be played between Sri Lanka and New Zealand on 29th March, 2011 at R Premadasa stadium, Colombo. The match is going to start at 2:30 IST. The Cricket World Cup has now almost reached to the final stage as only three teams will be left out in the tournament after this big match.

Sri Lanka have a pretty good track record at home which was proved once again on the other day when they played their quarter final against England and won it very easily without even losing a single wicket. Sri Lanka reached semi finals three times before in the World Cups but are successful only on two occasions and moved to the next stage. This will be the Sri Lankans fourth semi final and are confident that they could make home safely against the New Zealanders as they have many advantages like all their players gaining their form and the most advantageous issue is that their home ground at which they are really dangerous what ever may be the opposite team.

New Zealand are yet to win a title on their name as they played five semi finals till now and are not even successful in one occasion. They are playing their sixth and will hope to defeat the Lankans and go on to lift the Cricket World Cup. It depends on the team effort and their performance on the field if they wanted to make it to the finals on April 2nd. Hope this would be an nail biting match to watch.

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand head to head:

In World Cups:
No of matches played: 8
SL won: 5, Nz won:3

At Colombo:
No of matches played: 7
SL won: 5, Nz won:1, NR:1

In ODIs:
No of matches played: 73
SL won: 33, Nz won:35, NR:4, Tied:1

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