WT20 highlights: England beat SL by 10 runs to enter semis, eliminate SA

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Mar 26, 2016 23:02 IST
Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews plays a shot against England during their World T20 match in New Delhi on Saturday. (REUTERS)


Over 20: A beauty of a last over from Stokes handcuffs Mathews as England complete a thrilling 10-run win to enter the semifinals, knocking South Africa out in the process.

Over 19:
7 off Jordan and two wickets. 157/7

18.6 Jordan to Herath, OUT

bowled him! Jordan discovers his yorker when it most matters, and what a yorker too - demolishing middle-and-off

18.3 Jordan to Shanaka, OUT

Catch it - what a catch from Root! Shanaka leant back and murdered this but uppishly, just to Root’s left at mid-off, who flung himself high and to his left, two-handed, to pounch a stunner!

Over 18: 12 off Willey. 150/6

Over 17: 6 off Jordan. 138/6

16.4 Jordan to Perera, OUT

Uppishly driven straight to Willey at mid-off! England fight back!

Over 16: Big, big over for Sri Lanka, three sixes off Ali. 132/5

Over 15: 5 off Willey. 111/5

Over 14: 11 off Ali. 106/5

Over 13: 7 off Plunkett and the important breakthrough of Kapugedera. 95/5

12.6 Plunkett to Kapugedera, OUT

Another huge hit but he’s skied it...and Stokes, steadying himself at deep midwicket, takes a good catch under pressure with a baying crowd for company!

Over 12: Big, big over for the Lankans, three sixes off it. 88/4

Over 11: 8 off Stokes. 67/4

Over 10: 10 in Rashid’s over, including a massive six from Mathews. 59/4

Over 9: 3 off Stokes’ over. 49/4

Over 8: 8 off Plunkett. 46/4

Over 7: 4 off Stokes. 38/4

Over 6: 6 off Plunkett. 34/4

Over 5: 11 off Jordan. 28/4

Over 4: 2 off Plunkett. 17/4

Over 3: Horrible over for Sri Lanka. 7 runs from it and the wickets of Mathews and Siriwardana. 15/4

2.6 Willey to Mathews, OUT

HDRL Thirimanne run out 3 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

2.5 Willey to Siriwardana, OUT

Steps outside leg, tries to loft him over cover but finds a leaping Morgan who pulls it down smartly

Over 2: 5 off Jordan and the wicket of Chandimal. 8/2

1.2 Jordan to Chandimal, OUT

Edged to the keeper! Quickish delivery but very wide and Chandimal didn’t know whether to play or leave, edging to Buttler’s right who took an easy catch

Over 1: 3 off Willey’s first over, including the big, big wicket of Dilshan. 3/1

0.3 Willey to Dilshan, OUT

Gone!A shorter ball, Dilshan went for the pull but straight down deep square-leg’s throat - who barely had to move a muscle!

Riding on Jos Buttler’s unbeaten 37-ball 66, England posted 171/4 in their World T20 tie against Sri Lanka at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Saturday.

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

After losing the toss and being put in to bat, England started well but then slowed down due to wickets falling at key moments, their score stuck at 99/3 at the end of 15 overs.

Big hitting from Buttler, aided by contributions from Jason Roy, Joe Root and Eoin Morgan, helped the Englishmen pile on 72 runs in the last five overs.

For Sri Lanka, spinner Jeffrey Vandersay was the pick of the bowlers, claiming two wickets and conceding 26 runs in his four overs.

Read | WT20 highlights: Buttler’s 37-ball 66 powers England to 171/4 against Sri Lanka

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