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Sri Lanka cruise into Semis with 10-wkt win over England

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Tillakaratne Dilshan ColomboHosts Sri Lanka as expected defeated England in their Quarter-Finals which was played yesterday at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Chasing a modest target of 230, SL eased to victory without losing a single wicket with 63 balls to spare as openers Tillakaratne Dilshan (108* from 115 balls with 10 fours and 2 sixes) and Upul Tharanga (102* from 122 balls with 12 fours and a six) cracked unbeaten centuries.

In the afternoon, England had won the toss and elected to bat first. After losing its openers without much on the board, England went through a shell to progress slowly to 95 for 3 in 27 overs. Jonathan Trott played the anchor in the innings scoring a relatively slow 86 from 115 balls with the help of only two fours. Eoin Morgan who scored 50 from 55 balls with 4 fours provided some sort of momentu in the English innings. Sri Lanka played some poor cricket as they dropped three simple catches to let Morgan get off the hook.

England had finished their innings with 229 for 6 which proved to be too less for the hosts. Tillakaratne Dilshan got the Man of the Match for his 108* with the bat and also his efforts of 6-1-25-1 with t

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