Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AD Mathews
58(45) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 4 1 1 6 5
KP Pietersen
42(26) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 2 6 5 0 7 7

Best performances - Bowlers

NLTC Perera
O2.0
M0
R19
W2
Eco9.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SCJ Broad
O4.0
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
16 | 12 Runs | ENG: 132/3

  • KP Pietersen42 (26b)
  • EJG Morgan2 (2b)
  • SL Malinga4-0-33-1
  • NLTC Perera2-0-19-2

Apart from the first ball, when Bresnan dished up a freebie to Jayawardene, England have been on top for the whole game. They look a fit, professional, confident outfit, and whoever they meet in the finals will have their work cut out for them.

Sri Lanka have had some shining moments in this tournament, most of them courtesy of Jayawardene, who took his tournament run-tally past 300 in this game. The shaky middle order looked to have hit its stride in their last game against India, but - Mathews apart - they struggled today. One doesn't want to jump the gun, but after 15 runs in six innings and just one wicket in the tournament, Jayasuriya may have played his last game for Sri Lanka today.

Kumar Sangakkara: "I don't think it was anything to do with luck. Unfortunately we didn't start too well, losing three wickets in the first six. Everyone has been hitting the ball well, but we didn't make the most of our opportunities. 150 would have been a good total."

Sangakkara singles out Jayawardene, Malinga and Mathews for praise in the tournament, adding: "we've had a great run, but today is a day we won't want to remember. We need to do a lot of work but it was a credible performance to get this far. I think England have a great chance in the final, they have good balance and good depth in the team."

Paul Collingwood: "Full credit goes to the bowlers, who went out there and adapted to the conditions on a slow wicket. I'm delighted with how they performed today. The guys have really been preparing well, analysing the opposition, and seeing where we can take wickets."

"I think everybody would love to see an England-Australia final, but we've got to give Pakistan a lot of respect as well and we'll be watching the match with interest tomorrow."

Stuart Broad gets the Man of the Match award for his spell of 2 for 21, including the vital wicket of Jayawardene. "We're just adapting to the conditions, and luckily we're executing our plans when we get out onto the pitch," he says. "I'm not bothered not taking the new ball, I'm really happy with my role in the side, it's my job to come on and try and take a wicket before the first six overs are up."

"It's always easy when you're winning, but everyone's enjoying each other's success, and we'll hope to take that into the final."

Sahil Dutta and Liam Brickhill have been your commentary team today, thanks for joining us. Andrew Miller has been on bulletin duty, and his latest offering is up for your perusal. Don't forget that the women's semi-final between Australia and India is still coming up tonight, so do stick with us for that.

15.6
4
Malinga to Pietersen, FOUR runs, and there's the game, Pietersen drives down to long on, beating the mid on fielder with ease, and England are in the finals of the World Twenty20!
15.5
6
Malinga to Pietersen, SIX runs, what a shot, flicked with ease by Pietersen in the air over wide long on. He hardly seemed to hit it, but the ball just kept on going. Everything was right about that shot, the position of the feet, the weight distribution, and he just hit cleanly through the ball.
15.4
1
Malinga to Morgan, 1 run, another good yorker from Malinga, but Morgan opens the face a touch as he digs it out, and they pick up a single square of the wicket on the off side
15.3
1
Malinga to Pietersen, 1 run, knee-high full toss from Malinga, and Pietersen clips out to square leg. They amble through for a walked single
15.2
0
Malinga to Pietersen, no run, Pietersen uses his feet, coming out to whip the ball to midwicket, but he hits it straight to the fielder. No run
15.1
0
Malinga to Pietersen, no run, he's not given up yet, steaming in to fire in a pinpoint yorker. Pietersen jams his bat down in time though

Malinga bowls what could be Sri Lanka's last over at the World Twenty20

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AD Mathews
58(45) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 4 1 1 6 5
KP Pietersen
42(26) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 2 6 5 0 7 7

Best performances - Bowlers

NLTC Perera
O2.0
M0
R19
W2
Eco9.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SCJ Broad
O4.0
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

World T20

Super 10 Group 1
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
WI43106.0000.365
ENG43106.0000.168
SA42204.0000.667
SL41302.000-0.431
AFG41302.000-0.748
Super 10 Group 2
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ44008.0001.899
INDIA43106.000-0.305
AUS42204.0000.248
PAK41302.000-0.129
BDESH40400.000-1.826
First Round Group A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
BDESH32005.0001.937
NL31103.0000.154
OMAN31103.000-1.461
IRE30201.000-0.773
First Round Group B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
AFG33006.0001.540
ZIM32104.000-0.567
SCOT31202.000-0.132
HKG30300.000-1.017