Sports: Sri Lanka out as Buttler puts England into WT20 semifinals

(From AP)

Jos Buttler struck an unbeaten 66 and Chris Jordan grabbed 4-28 on Saturday to help England knock out defending champion Sri Lanka and advance to the World Twenty20 semifinals with a 10-run victory.

England's Ben Stokes celebrates after they defeated Sri Lanka by 10 runs

England’s Ben Stokes celebrates after they defeated Sri Lanka by 10 runs

Buttler struck eight fours and two sixes in a blistering 37-ball innings that helped England reach 171-4 in its last Group 1 match, despite struggling at 99-3 off 15 overs after being put into bat.

Sri Lanka collapsed to 15-4 off three overs before captain Angelo Mathews led a spirited fightback with 73 not out before the innings ended on 161-8.

The game had looked in England’s control for much of Sri Lanka’s innings before Mathews clobbered five sixes and three fours off 54 balls to take his team to within striking distance. Read More



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