Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 16 runs in first semi-final

Thu Oct 4, 2012 12:59pm EDT

Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath (2nd R) celebrates with his teammates after he took the wicket of Pakistan's Shahid Afridi (L) during their Twenty20 World Cup semi-final cricket match in Colombo October 4, 2012. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath (2nd R) celebrates with his teammates after he took the wicket of Pakistan's Shahid Afridi (L) during their Twenty20 World Cup semi-final cricket match in Colombo October 4, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte

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(Reuters) - Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 16 runs in the first semi-final of the World Twenty20 in Colombo on Thursday.

Scores: Sri Lanka 139-4 in 20 overs (Mahela Jayawardene 42, Tillakaratne Dilshan 35) v Pakistan 123-7 in 20 overs (Mohammad Hafeez 42; Rangana Herath 3-25, Angelo Mathews 2-27, Ajantha Mendis 2-27).

(Editing by Sudipto Ganguly)

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