Experienced duo of Ross Taylor and Scott Styris took the New Zealand innings forward before the former was dismissed by Ajantha Mendis in the first World Cup semifinal in Colombo on Tuesday. Earlier, Star spinner Muttiah Muralitharan and pacer Lasith Malinga struck in quick succession to jolt the Kiwi innings. Muralitharan got the wicket of dangerous-looking Jesse Ryder, who was caught behind by Kumar Sangakkara. Malinga struck in the first over of his second spell as he clean bowled well-set Martin Guptill with a inswinging yorker. Black Caps openers - McCullum and Guptill - made a solid start before the former was bowled by left-arm spinner Rangana Herath at the R Premadasa Stadium. The two batsmen took calculated risks in the early part of their innings after Kiwi skipper Daniel Vettori won the toss and elected to bat first. Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara chose pace-spin combination at the start of the innings. Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath bowled the second over of the match with the first one was delivered by Lasith Malinga.