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England storm into final, SL out of World T20

Published: Friday, May 14, 2010, 9:16 [IST]
 
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England storm into final, Lanka out

Gros Islet, St Lucia: England storm into final as they thrashed Lankans by seven wickets in the first semi final match of t20 world cup 2010 here on Thursday in St Lucia.

England cruised to 132 for three in 16 overs after restricting Sri Lanka to 128 for six. This is the first time in six years that they have made it to the final.

England vs Sri Lanka, Semi Final-I, Scorecard

Earlier, Angelo Mathews composed a knock of 58 from 45 balls before he was run-out in the final over of the innings.

Sri Lanaka set just 129 to win, after tight bowling restricted Sri Lanka last year's losing finalists to 128 for six, England finished on 132 for three as they won with four overs to spare.

Stuart Broad led the attack with two wickets for 21 runs off his four overs. He struck with his first delivery, having the in-form Mahela Jayawardene caught behind for 10, to leave Sri Lanka reeling at 26 for three.

ICC T20 WC '10: Fixture - Points - Top10(R/W)

In-reply Craig Kieswetter (39) and Michael Lumb (33) set up the victory by putting on 68 runs in 49 deliveries for the opening wicket.

Stuart Broad was adjudged as Man of the Match

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