29th Match, Super 10 Group 1 (N), Delhi, Mar 26 2016, World T20
(20 ov, target 172)161/8
England won by 10 runs
player of the match
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



"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.

Stokes to Angelo 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

Stokes to Angelo 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

Stokes to Angelo Mathews, no run

dot ball another superb yorker!

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

Stokes to Angelo Mathews, 2 runs

scoops it just over Rashid at short fine-leg! Will it go for four. No.

13 from 4

Stokes to Angelo 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

Stokes to Angelo 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 wickets
SL: 157/8CRR: 8.26 RRR: 15.00 • Need 15 runs from 6b
Angelo Mathews69 (48)
Chris Jordan4-0-28-4
David Willey4-0-26-2
Jordan to Herath, OUT

bowled him! Jordan discovers his yorker when it most matters, and what a yorker too - demolishing middle-and-off

Rangana Herath b Jordan 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50

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

Jordan to Angelo 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

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

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!

Dasun Shanaka c Root b Jordan 15 (10m 9b 2x4 1x6) SR: 166.66

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

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

Jordan to Angelo 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...