Sri Lanka Beats England to Reach Semifinals of Twenty20 Cricket

Oct. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Host country Sri Lanka beat defending champion England by 19 runs and will advance with West Indies to the semifinals of cricket’s World Twenty20 competition

Sri Lanka finished on 169-6 after its 20 overs in the last-eight game in Pallekele, with 42 by Mahela Jayawardene. England ended on 150-9 and exits the competition with New Zealand

Earlier today, West Indies defeated New Zealand in a “super over” tie-break. The top two teams in each of two groups reach the last four.

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