Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    1.2 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 4/2
    0.3 gone! A shorter ball, Dilshan went for the pull but straight down deep square-leg's throat - who barely had to move a muscle! 3/1
    2.5 steps outside leg, tries to loft him over cover but finds a leaping Morgan who pulls it down smartly 15/3
    2.6 fuller ball, punched to mid-on and Thirimanne runs through for a single but is sent back. Hang on! Stokes has the ball and throws down the non-striker's stumps while flying midair, and Thirimanne is short! Brilliant from Stokes. 15/4
    not out
    12.6 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! 95/5
    16.4 uppishly driven straight to Willey at mid-off! England fight back! 137/6
    18.3 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! 155/7
    18.6 bowled him! Jordan discovers his yorker when it most matters, and what a yorker too - demolishing middle-and-off 157/8
    not out
    9 (lb 2, w 7)
    161/8 (20 Overs, RR: 8.05)
    Did not bat: PVD Chameera
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Tillakaratne Dilshan, 0.3 ov), 2-4 (Dinesh Chandimal, 1.2 ov), 3-15 (Milinda Siriwardana, 2.5 ov), 4-15 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 2.6 ov), 5-95 (Chamara Kapugedera, 12.6 ov), 6-137 (Thisara Perera, 16.4 ov), 7-155 (Dasun Shanaka, 18.3 ov), 8-157 (Rangana Herath, 18.6 ov)
    DJ Willey402626.50131200
    CJ Jordan402847.00114030
    LE Plunkett402315.75112020
    BA Stokes401904.75121020
    AU Rashid2031015.5010400
    MM Ali2032016.0010400

Match Notes

  • 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


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


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

Worst collapse


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


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

England's charge


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


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

Rare for Roy


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


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


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