Jayawardene shines as Sri Lanka breeze into semi against Windies

SRI LANKA thrashed New Zealand by 48 runs at Trent Bridge to reach the semi-finals of the World Twenty20.<br /><br />Mahela Jayawardene smashed six fours and a six in a 29-ball 41 as Sri Lanka posted 158-5. Spinner Ajantha Mendis then took 3-9 to destroy New Zealand&rsquo;s attempt at a reply and secure a last-four clash with the West Indies at The Oval on Friday.<br /><br />In yesterday&rsquo;s other game South Africa clinched top spot in their Super Eights group with a 12-run victory over India. AB de Villiers (63) top scored as they made 130-5. South Africa face Pakistan tomorrow.<br /><br /><strong>GROUP E</strong><br /><strong>TEAM&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; PLD&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; W&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; L&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; T&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; RR&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; PTS</strong><br />South Africa&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 3 &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; 3 &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; 0&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.79&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6<br />West Indies&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 3&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; 2&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; 1 &nbsp; &nbsp; 0&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0.25 &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; 4<br />England &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; 3&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; 2&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; 0&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.33&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; 2<br />India&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 3&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0 &nbsp; &nbsp; 3&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; 0&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.47 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0<br /><br /><strong>GROUP F<br />TEAM&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; PLD&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; W&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; L&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; T&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; RR&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; PTS</strong><br />Sri Lanka&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 3&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; 3&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; 0&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 1.27&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 6<br />Pakistan &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 3&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 2&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1.19&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; 4<br />New Zealand &nbsp; &nbsp; 3&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1&nbsp; &nbsp; 2&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -0.23&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; 2<br />Ireland&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 3&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 3&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; -2.18 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 0