Semi Finals - Review

Well, as predicted, it is indeed going to be a repeat of 1996 at least in spirit. I expect Australia to crush Sri Lanka pretty convincingly.

As far as the semi-finals go: it is strange how both turned out to be no-contests. Australia's win was never in question but South Africa's dismal performance was disappointing. New Zealand never really had a chance. Of course Jayawardane's innings reminding me of Arvinda De Silva and it seems like Jayawardane might be the heir. Though not yet having quite the poetic flair of De Sliva, Jayawardane is going to the same place.