Player of the Match
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109dThe Report by David Hopps

Defiant Mathews falls short as England reach semis

Champions Sri Lanka crashed out in heartbreaking fashion in Delhi when they crumbled to a 10-run defeat against England in one of the most memorable games of the tournament

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Angelo Mathews
73(54) 3x4 - 5x6
Control %94%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 23 runs
  • 0x4 - 3x6
0 6 8 2 4 3 30 20
Jos Buttler
66(37) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
9 4 1 9 10 11 14 8

Best performances - Bowlers

Chris Jordan
O4
M0
R28
W4
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
Jeffrey Vandersay
O4
M0
R26
W2
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Will Luke

END OF OVER:
20 | 4 Runs | SL: 161/8 (11 runs required, RR: 8.05)

  • Angelo Mathews73 (54b)
  • Jeffrey Vandersay0 (0b)
  • Ben Stokes4-0-19-0
  • Chris Jordan4-0-28-4

11pm Quotes

"I felt like I played well to get us up to a good score," said Jos Buttler, the player of the match. "It turned out to be a fantastic game. We needed Stokes to hit that last ball for six as well, too, him hitting that last ball for six…and that fantastic over at the death."

"A little tight," admitted Morgan. "After our first 3 or 4 wickets to take them so early was fantastic. The seamers thrived on the conditions tonight." Unfortunately, the mic was broken so we didn't hear clearly from Angelo.

That's all from us. If you've got nothing better on tomorrow, you might like Aus v India - a minor little scuffle. It'll pass the time though! Thanks for your company today, and goodnight.

An outstanding game. England held their nerve against some audacious Sri Lankan strokeplay, mostly from Mathews whose 73 was made off one leg. They got themselves very, very close; but two brilliant overs from Jordan and Stokes snuffed out Sri Lanka's fire. Breathless stuff.

19.6
0
Stokes to Mathews, no run, another yorker and Stokes roars his delight - England qualify for the World Twenty20 semi-finals

What a superb over this is from Stokes under immense pressure

19.5
0
Stokes to Mathews, no run, swung to midwicket but they don't get a run - and England are almost home!

They need two sixes right about now

12 from 3 balls. This is pressure. This is real, real pressure

19.4
0
Stokes to Mathews, no run, dot ball another superb yorker!

Rashid got a hand to that. Just a fingertip but still. 11 from 3

19.3
2
Stokes to Mathews, 2 runs, scoops it just over Rashid at short fine-leg! Will it go for four. No.

13 from 4

19.2
2
Stokes to Mathews, 2 runs, superb yorker, dug out for two - crummy throw from Willey I think, wide of Buttler, and they get back for two

15 from 5

19.1
0
Stokes to Mathews, no run, full toss, bashed to cover. Dot ball

This is too tense Stokes to bowl the final over with 15 required for England to enter the semi-finals of the World Twenty20. Ha - it's drizzling now, too.

  • Stokes admits revelling in 'high-pressure situations'

    After defending 14 runs in the final over against Sri Lanka to take England into the semis, Ben Stokes said he preferred being at the centre of pressure situations, rather than standing by and watching someone else do the job

  • 'We haven't won anything yet' - Bayliss

    Trevor Bayliss, the England coach, has urged his players not to get ahead of themselves as they build towards a World T20 semi-final against New Zealand in Delhi on Wednesday

  • Roy, Willey fined for breaching code of conduct

    England opener Jason Roy and fast bowler David Willey have been fined for breaching the ICC's Code of Conduct during their team's 10-run victory against Sri Lanka in Delhi

  • Jos Buttler powers England into Semi-finals

    Jos Buttler powered England into the World T20 semi-finals with a quick fire 37-ball 66 that helped his side beat a resolute Sri Lanka by ten runs played in Delhi on Saturday.

  • Morgan keeps cool as England march on

    Eoin Morgan played down the significance of England's progress to the semi-finals of the World T20 by insisting he was happy simply to see the improvement in their performances from match to match

England's WT20 advantage

3-1

England's win-loss record against SL in World T20; however in all T20I matches, SL have a 4-3 edge

A 5th-wicket high for SL

80

The stand between Mathews and Kapugedera, Sri Lanka's highest for the 5th wicket in T20Is

Worst collapse

0

Number of times, before today, that Sri Lanka had lost four wickets within the first three overs in T20Is. They had lost three only twice

Tight for Sri Lanka

4-5

Sri Lanka's win-loss record when chasing targets between 160 and 180 in T20Is. One game was tied

England's charge

72

Runs scored by England in their last five overs, which went for 18, 14, 15, 15, 10. In the first 15 they scored 99

Quick 50

28

Balls for Jos Buttler's 50, the fastest in T20Is for England versus Sri Lanka

Rare for Roy

1

Number of times, in 11 previous T20I innings, that Jason Roy had reached 40. He averaged 15.18 in those 11 innings

Herath in Powerplays

4

Wickets for Herath in the Powerplay overs in T20Is before today. He had bowled only seven overs, in four different matches

Hearty numbers for Hales

92.5

Alex Hales' T20I average v SL before today's game, at a strike rate of 168.18. In three innings, his scores are 3, 116* and 66