Sri Lanka are almost there into the Semi Finals after beating West Indies by a big margin of 9 wickets with 28 balls to spare at Pallekele. The hosts made short work of the West Indian target of 130 by romping home in just 15.2 overs.
To put it very simply, the first Super Eights game against Australia at Colombo is one India would want to forget in a hurry, which wouldn’t be all that easy as M S Dhoni candidly admitted during the post-match presentation – it will be at the back of our minds somewhere, were his words.
They are the defending champions, but they haven’t played like one at all. It is only the win against Afghanistan that has got them this far. Against India, they were extremely poor and in the clash against West Indies were always second best.
Hosts Sri Lanka and West Indies, both would go into the match against each other high on confidence. Lanka, following their Super Over win against New Zealand, and West Indies having overcome the English challenge.