England beat Sri Lanka to reach semi-finals of T20 World Cup, Australia eliminated | Cricket News


SYDNEY: Ben Stokes hit a gritty unbeaten 42 as England reached the semi-finals of the Twenty20 World Cup on Saturday with a thrilling four-wicket win over Sri Lanka, dashing the hopes of defending champions Australia, whose title defense is now over has ended.
England needed to win to reach the last four of Group 1 along with already qualified New Zealand, and they achieved the feat with two balls to spare. Had they lost, Australia would have gone through.


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