Sri Lanka and Windies advance to T20 semi

Updated: October 1, 2012

Hosts Sri Lanka advanced to the semifinals of the T20 cricket World Cup at the expense of defending champions England. It was a very polished and classy performance with both bat and ball by the hosts, underlining their credentials as one of the main contenders.

Sri Lanka set England a daunting 169/6, on a slow wicket that was taking turn, the ideal wicket for the variation of their attack. It was a gallant effort by England, however 150 is all they could muster against some very good bowling.

Sri Lanka 169 for 6 (Jayawardene 42, Broad 3-32) beat England 150 for 9 (Patel 67, Malinga 5-31) by 19 runs

Earlier in the day the West Indies sent New Zealand home with an exciting Super over victory, both teams finishing on 139.

West Indies 139 (Gayle 30, Southee 3-21, Bracewell 3-31) tied with New Zealand 139 for 7 (Taylor 62*, Samuels 3-20). West Indies won the Super Over