England 144/6 Sri Lanka 141/8 cricket LIVE reaction: England claim T20 semi-final place at Australia's expense | The Sun

ENGLAND are through to the T20 World Cup semi-final at the expense of Australia after beating Sri Lanka.

After a comfortable bowling display, it looked like England would cruise past Sri Lanka, however this was not the case.

A series of wickets from Sri Lanka saw a nervy end to the match, but England came out on top to earn their place in the next round.

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  • Kieran Davies

    Ben steers England to success

    Cometh the moment, cometh the man.

    Ben Stokes stepped up when his side most needed him today.

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    Semi-finals await Jos' England

    England now travel to Adelaide where they will play their semi-final.

    Adil Rashid was awarded the man of the match award today.

    Rashid ending up with figure of 1/16 from his 4 overs.

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    Woakes punches England into semis

    With 2 runs needed from the last 3 balls, Chris Woakes opened his blade up to play the ball backward of square with the ball racing all the way to the boundary.

    After racing out of the traps in the first 10 overs of the game, England seemingly were making hard work of the run chase.

    With wickets falling at regular intervals, there were some worried faces on the England bench.

    Woakes and Stokes were able to see Joss Buttler's side through to the semi-finals.

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    England win by 4 wickets

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    England 137/6 (19 overs)

    England are looking take runs wherever they can find them now.

    Not a good time to bowl a full toss as Stokes slaps it towards the boundary, there is a fielder there so only the two runs.

    This over has relieved the pressure on England, some very loose deliveries.

    England need 5 runs from the last over.

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    England 129/6 (18 overs)

    The very last ball of the over, a slower ball following Curran down the leg side.

    He looks to go big and gets caught on the fine leg boundary.

    England surely are not going to throw this away now.

    13 runs from 12 balls required.

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    Wicket – Sam Curran (England)

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    England 127/5 (17 overs)

    Maheesh comes back on to try and make something happen.

    Sri Lanka are looking to attack now.

    England still seem content working the ball around for runs rather than going for the big hits.

    15 required from 18 balls now for England.

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    England 121/5 (16 overs)

    After the start England made, nobody expect an ending as tense as this.

    Credit to the Sri Lankan players, they have not given up and taken their catches in the field.

    21 runs needed from 24 balls.

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    England 113/5 (15 overs)

    Surely England are not going to blow this.

    Sam Curran comes into bat with the pressure on.

    Sri Lanka feel as though they are back in this game.

    The whole of Australia is sat on the edge of their seats.

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    Wicket – Moeen Ali (England)

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    England 110/4 (14 overs)

    Moeen Ali comes in for England.

    They are in danger of grasping defeat from the jaws of victory here.

    32 required from 36 balls.

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    Wicket – Liam Livingstone (England)

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    England 106/3 (13 overs)

    You could argue that Sri Lanka should have had another 30 odd runs from their innings.

    Had they scored this, England would be in a tricky situation right now.

    Instead, they are able to just nudge the ball around.

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    England 98/3 (12 overs)

    If Sri Lanka can make another couple of breakthroughs, the will cause England some real concern.

    They are trying to push the ball around now, knowing they only need a run a ball.

    Just 5 runs from the over.

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    England 93/3 (11 overs)

    Brook kind of gifted his wicket away there.

    Poor shot from the England batsman.

    If they are not careful, they are in danger of letting Sri Lanka back into this game.

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    Wicket – Harry Brook (England)

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    England 86/2 (10 overs)

    What a comedy of errors that was.

    47 not out and Hales goes for the big sweep.

    It hits the toe end of the bat and chips back up to the bowler.

    Second ball in and Brook is trying to reverse sweep.

    Very lucky to not see that one hit the stumps.

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    Wicket – Alex Hales (England)

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    England 82/1 (9 overs)

    Dhananjaya comes on to bowl.

    Looking to make something happen with some more spin.

    6 runs come from the over.

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    England 76/1 (8 overs)

    Wanindu Hasaranga drifts one up and Buttler goes after it.

    Making up some ground in the field, Chamika takes a great catch out on the leg-side boundary at deep mid-wicket.

    Stokes comes in at number three after Malan seemingly tweaked his groin in the field.

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    Wicket – Jos Buttler (England)

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    England 74/0 (7 overs)

    Maheesh continues with his spell and his third over.

    Buttler works one away from his legs for a single.

    3 runs from the over from Maheesh.

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    England 70/0 (6 overs)

    England are starting to pick up the pace now.

    Rajitha is going for some tap now from these two.

    Sri Lanka use a review for what seems like Hales just striking the ground on its way through.

    Wasted review by Sri Lanka.

    20 runs from the final over of the powerplay.

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    England 50-0 (5 overs)

    Wanindu Hasaranga comes into the attack for Sri Lanka.

    Good footwork from Buttler gives him space to punch the ball through the covers for four.

    The England skipper finishes the over with a big six.

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