England all-rounder Ben Stokes expressed that his efforts to bowl more yorkers at the death paid off against Sri Lanka where he defended 15 runs from the final over to help his team qualify for the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20.
By beating Sri Lanka by 10 runs, England knocked out both Sri Lanka and South Africa, and qualified for the ICC World T20 semi-finals, watched by Chetan Narula, to set up a likely clash with New Zealand on Wednesday.
Chris Jordan’s four-wicket haul and Jos Buttler’s blistering 37-ball 66 helped England secure a semi-final berth with a hard-fought 10-run win against Sri Lanka in the Super 10 Group 1 encounter of the ICC World Twenty20 in Delhi despite an unbeaten knock of 74 runs from Angelo Mathews.
Moeen Ali shared a crucial 57-run unbeaten stand with David Willey to get England out of the woods following which their bowlers managed to defend the total of 142 runs to secure a crucial 15-run victory against Afghanistan in the 24th game of the ICC World Twenty20 in Delhi.
England smashed the record for the highest run-chase in a World T20 event, as well as put up their own highest score in a T20I, as they beat South Africa by three wickets in Mumbai, watched by Chetan Narula.
Joe Root notched his second highest Twenty20 International score as he belted four sixes and six fours in his 44-ball knock of 83 runs as England overhauled South Africa’s target of 230 runs in 19.4 overs to complete a thrilling two-wicket victory in the Super 10 Group 1 encounter of the ICC World T20 in Mumbai.