Result: Sri Lanka reach World Twenty20 final by Duckworth-Lewis method

Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga reacts after taking the wicket of India batsman Sachin Tendulkar during the ICC Cricket World Cup Final on April 2, 2011
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Sri Lanka reach the World Twenty20 final by 27 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method against the West Indies as adverse weather stops play.

Sri Lanka have reached the final of the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh by 27 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method after torrential weather stopped play against the West Indies.

Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera and Tillakaratne Dilshan started the attack strongly after their side won the toss and opted to bat in Dhaka.

After storming to 41 runs, the West Indies dismissed Perera (26) and Mahela Jayawardene for a duck as Sri Lanka sat on 43-2 after five overs.

The West Indies began to peg back their opponents by taking another wicket, but Sri Lanka passed 100 in the 15th over and eventually closed the innings on 160-6 following a quick-fire 40 from Angelo Mathews.

The West Indies had a torrid start to their reply when Lasith Malinga dismissed Chris Gayle (3) and Dwyane Smith (17) inside one over, leaving the side 28-2 after 30 balls.

Wickets began to tumble, but play was stopped with the West Indies on 80-4 when heavy rain and hail descended upon the field, which gave the umpires no choice but to call off the match.

India and South Africa will go head to head tomorrow for a spot in the final.

Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan plays a shot during the third and final Twenty20 cricket match between Sri Lanka and South Africa at the Suriyawewa Mahinda Rajapakse International Cricket Stadium in the southern district of Hambantota on August 6,
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