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Big guns set to boom in T20 semi-final race

Published on Sep 26, 2012 6:42 PM

COLOMBO (AFP) - The World Twenty20 shifts to a higher gear in Sri Lanka tomorrow when the hot favourites begin an intriguing race for the semi-finals in the Super Eights round.

The preliminary league, which ended yesterday, separated the men from the boys as lesser teams like Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Ireland exited the competition.

All eight seeded teams will contest the second round, divided into two groups with the top two from each half advancing to the semi-finals.

The road to the Super Eights was bumpy for some and a smooth ride for others, and with monsoon rains set to add to the uncertainty, the next round promises another roller coaster ride.

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