Sri Lanka totalled 169-6 against England in its World Twenty20 cricket match at home in Pallekele.
England will be eliminated from the tournament unless it beats Sri Lanka, which will go through with West Indies with a victory. West Indies defeated New Zealand in a “Super Over” in the day’s earlier match after each reached 139 runs in their innings.
The World Twenty20, generally held every two years, is the championship of the game’s shortest form. The Super Eight consists of two groups of four, with the top two teams in each advancing to the semifinals.
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