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WT20 highlights: Buttler’s 37-ball 66 powers England to 171/4 against SL

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and opted to bowl first against England in the World T20 encounter at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Saturday.

world t20 Updated: Mar 26, 2016 21:13 IST
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England will hope for a good start from openers Jason Roy and Alex Hales to help them post a big total.
England will hope for a good start from openers Jason Roy and Alex Hales to help them post a big total.(AFP)

Highlights

Over 20: A relatively cheap last over, 10 came off it. Stokes finishing things off with a six on the last ball. England finish with 171/4

(Follow Sri Lanka’s chase)

Over 19: 15 off Chameera. 161/3

Over 18: 15 off Shanaka, including two big hits from Buttler. 146/3

Over 17: 14 off Chameera. 131/3

Over 16: 18 off Perera, including a four and a six from Morgan. 117/3

Over 15: 6 off Herath. 99/3

Over 14: 5 off Mathews. 92/3

Over 13: 7 off Vandersay and the wicket of Roy. 88/3

12.5 Vandersay to Roy, OUT

Swing and a miss and out! Trapped in front. It did look very high, but the umpire’s finger was raised immediately - and that’s a huge wicket

Over 12: 8 off Mathews. 81/2

Over 11: 8 off Vandersay and the wicket of Root. 73/2

10.1 Vandersay to Root, OUT

He’s holed out! A horrid shot to a horrid ball - short, asking to be mowed for six but he picks out deep midwicket who swallows it with ease

Over 10: 5 off Chameera. 65/1

Over 9: 10 off Herath, including a six from Roy. 60/1

Over 8: 3 off Chameera. 50/1

Over 7: 9 off Siriwardana. 47/1

Over 6: 9 off Mathews. 38/1

Over 5: 10 runs off Vandersay. 29/1

Over 4: 11 off Herath. 19/1

Over 3: 4 off Vandersay. 8/1

Over 2: A wicket maiden for Herath and Hales’ wicket. 4/1

1.4 Herath to Hales, OUT

Oh that’s out, surely - yep, bang in front! Herath fired this in straight, no turn, and Hales is trapped in front while sweeping

Over 1: 4 off the first over from Angelo Mathews. England 4/0

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and opted to bowl first against England in the World T20 encounter at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Saturday.

(England vs Sri Lanka World T20 full scorecard, ball-by-ball commentary, graphs and more)

Mathews’ England counterpart Eoin Morgan said he, too, would have liked to bowl first.

Teams

England

Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (captain), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Liam Plunkett.

Sri Lanka

Chandimal, Dilshan, Siriwardana, Thirimanne, Mathews (c), Kapugedera, Thisara, Dasun, Dushmantha, Herath, Vandersay