England qualify for semi final

WEB DESK: England defeated Sri Lanka by 10 runs in the Super 10 of ICC twenty20 World Cup at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, New Dehli, on Saturday.

All hopes of defending champion Sri Lanka to retake the title are dashed now. Angelo Methews 73 runs innings could not save Sri Lanka ship from sinking.

Earlier, Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bowl first, while batting first England scored 172 for the loss of four wickets.

Jos Buttler made brilliant half century and scored blazing unbeaten 66 runs off 37 balls.

Jeffrey Vandersay took 2 wickets and gave only 26 runs in 4 overs for Sri Lanka.

In the reply, Sri Lankan top order again failed to perform and they lost early 4 wickets at the score of 15 runs. Then Captain Angelo Methews played sensible innings with Chamara Kapugedra.

Angelo Methews scored unbeaten 73 runs off 54 balls, while Kapugedera scored 30 runs off 27 balls.

Chris Jordan took 4 wickets and gave only 28 runs in 4 overs.

Jos Buttler awarded as the man of the match award for his unbeaten match winning inning.