World Twenty20 2012 live: Pakistan VS Sri Lanka – The Asian face-off
T20 World Cup 2012 semi-finals begin today with Pakistan VS Sri Lanka taking the attention of cricket connoisseurs as the world cup reaches its last stages. World T20 2012 has witnessed Pakistan and Sri Lanka grow in confidence, but a win in the semi-final will move them one step closer to the World Cup 2012 title.
Pakistan and Sri Lanka have been in their prime form through the World Twenty20 despite some hiccups in the super 8 stages for Pakistan. The semi-final between the Asian giants is expected to carry World T20 2012 to a next level as the sub-continent comes under the influence of cricket euphoria.
Pakistan and Sri Lanka are familiar with each other as the Lankan side over powered Pakistan when they visited Sri Lanka in July. The T20 World Cup 2012 has seen Sri Lanka on a golden run through the super 8 matches of by gaining victory in all the three matches. Pakistan have been a little rusty with their performance, but their win against Australia shows that they can be a dangerous side.
The first semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2012 will see spin play a major part in the game. Pakistani captain, Hafeez has been astute in utilising his resources to their potential. Sri Lanka have the Mendis brothers playing a major part in their success. Pakistan’s major worries lie in their batting line-up as most of their batsmen have failed to strike form against prominent sides.
Sri Lanka look a complete side in this T20 World Cup with Dilshan performing at the batting front and Malinga calling the shots at the bowling crease, but the best thing about cricket is the uncertainty. The first semi-final between Pakistan and Sri Lanka ignites the Asian peninsula today as both the sides aim for the World T20 title.
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