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Herath bamboozled the New Zealand batting line-up (©GettyImages)
Herath bamboozled the New Zealand batting line-up (©GettyImages).

RANGANA HERATH vs New Zealand:

Perennial semi-finalists and runners-up, Sri Lanka, went into their final pool match with New Zealand needing a win to progress through to the final four.

An early return home from Bangladesh looked on the cards when they only set the Kiwis 120 to win.

But that somewhat below par total was easily defended by the eventual champions. Key to the
triumph was Rangana Herath, who took untouchable figures of 5-3 - with a run-out also to his name.

His spin bowling had the New Zealand middle order in a whirl and they never recovered from losing the early wickets of Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum and Ross Taylor. The victory sent Sri Lanka on their way to winning their first silverware since 1996.

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