Sri Lanka beats Pakistan to reach T20 final

Updated: October 4, 2012, 2:12 PM ET
Associated Press

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Spinners Rangana Herath and Ajantha Mendis shared five wickets as Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 16 runs on Thursday to reach the World Twenty20 final.

Three years ago, Mahela Jayawardene's team lost to Pakistan for the title at Lord's.

In the final on Sunday, Sri Lanka will face the winner of the other semifinal Friday between Australia and West Indies.

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