Result
29th Match, Delhi, Mar 26 2016, Super 10 Group 1 (N), World T20
171/4
(20 ov, target 172)
161/8
England won by 10 runs
Player Of The Match
1y
• The 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 
Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Will Luke
Scorecard summary
England171/4(20 overs)
Sri Lanka161/8(20 overs)
end of over 204 runs
SL: 161/8CRR: 8.05 
Angelo Mathews73 (54)
Jeffrey Vandersay0 (0)
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
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
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
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
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.

end of over 197 runs • 2 wicket
SL: 157/8CRR: 8.26 • RRR: 15.00
Angelo Mathews69 (48)
Chris Jordan4-0-28-4
David Willey4-0-26-2
18.6
w
Jordan to Herath, OUT
bowled him! Jordan discovers his yorker when it most matters, and what a yorker too - demolishing middle-and-off
HMRKB Herath b Jordan 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

15 from 7. Herath on strike, though - need to get Mathews back on strike for the final over

18.5
1
Jordan to Mathews, 1 run
very, very wide and crashed out through cover but only for a single

Or 15 for a Super Over. Mathews on strike

16 from 8

18.4
1
Jordan to Herath, 1 run
short and mistimed pull but they get a single, and Mathews is back on strike

This is getting silly now. 17 from 9

18.3
w
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!
MD Shanaka c Root b Jordan 15 (10m 9b 2x4 1x6) SR: 166.66

17 from 10. Everyone ok? Quiet evening, all in all.

18.2
4
Jordan to Shanaka, FOUR runs
yorker but, that is superb - Shanaka has guided this out to the vacant third man for four. I don't know how he managed that - what skill. Opened the face and it squirted for four!

21 from 11 and Mathews is not on strike

18.1
1
Jordan to Mathews, 1 run
very full - full toss - to mid-off but just for a single

Right. Deep breaths, everyone. 22 from 12. 22 from two overs. There's no other way of saying it. Who wants it? Jordan's got the ball. Here we go...

end of over 1812 runs
SL: 150/6CRR: 8.33 • RRR: 11.00
Dasun Shanaka11 (7)
Angelo Mathews67 (46)
David Willey4-0-26-2
Chris Jordan3-0-21-2
17.6
4
Willey to Shanaka, FOUR runs
short - he swings it leg-side and it bisects the two men in the deep. Four!

26 from 13

17.5
Willey to Shanaka, no run
goes for a scoop but misses!
17.4
6
Willey to Shanaka, SIX runs
a vast, humungous blow - the sound off the bat was something to hear! Smashed over long-on

Another great over from Willey. Becoming a key bowler for England

17.3
1
Willey to Mathews, 1 run
outside off, Mathews can only slap this out to cover
17.2
1
Willey to Shanaka, 1 run
short, goes to pull and top-edges it - a real welly of a shot! Mistimed but plonks safely at square leg
17.1
Willey to Shanaka, no run
goes for a pull but under-edges it - to the keeper. dot ball

Stokes? Still Willey. 34 from the final three.

Best performances - batsmen
AD Mathews
73 runs (54)
3 fours
5 sixes
Control94%
Productive shot
on drive
23 runs
0 fours
3 sixes
0682433020
JC Buttler
66 runs (37)
8 fours
2 sixes
Control68%
Productive shot
cover drive
9 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
94191011148
Best performances - bowlers
CJ Jordan
O
4
M
0
R
28
W
4
Eco
7.00
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
JDF Vandersay
O
4
M
0
R
26
W
2
Eco
6.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
TossSri Lanka , elected to field first
SeriesWorld T20 2016
Player Of The Match
Jos Buttler
Match numberT20I no. 551
Season2015/16
Hours of play (local time)19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.55, Interval 20.55-21.15, Second Session 21.15-22.40
Match days26 March 2016 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Rod Tucker
Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
Chris Gaffaney
Reserve Umpire
Sundaram Ravi
Match Referee
Jeff Crowe
PointsEngland 2, Sri Lanka 0