Sri Lanka beats Nepal in a nail-biter
Nov 24, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Sri Lanka survived a nail-biting finish to pull off a dramatic two-wicket win over minnows Nepal with seven balls to spare in an exciting men’s Twenty20 cricket tournament quarter final match of the 16th Asian Games played at Guanggong Cricket Stadium here on Wednesday.
The hard-fought win qualified Sri Lanka to Bangladesh in Thursday’s second semi final. In the first semi final for the day, Pakistan will take on less fancied Afghanistan, which had a giant-killing win over Hong Kong in the ‘quarters’. The winners of tomorrow’s games will advance to the first ever gold medal deciding cricket final to be played on Friday.
If Sri Lanka beats Bangladesh to make it to the final, they will be assured of the silver medal, irrespective of the outcome of Friday’s big ‘un. Even if they lose, they still would stand a chance of winning the bronze medal, by winning the play-off match for the third place. It all indicates that the cricketers are coming to Sri Lanka contingent’s rescue as the 143-member contingent is still struggling to win the country’s first medal at Guangzhou Asian Games.