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.
Elyse Villani and Meg Lanning smashed unbeaten fifties as Australia Women chased down a total of 124 runs in 17.4 overs to defeat Sri Lanka Women by nine wickets in the Group A encounter of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 in Delhi.
Sugandika Kumari took a three-wicket haul and led a disciplined bowling performance as Sri Lanka Women defeated Ireland Women by 14 runs in the Group A encounter of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 in Mohali.
Andre Fletcher delivered West Indies their second consecutive win in the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 with an unbeaten knock of 84, beating Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the Super 10 Group 1 encounter in Bangalore.
An unbeaten 56-ball knock of 83 runs from Tillakaratne Dilshan gave Sri Lanka a hard-fought victory against Afghanistan in a chase of 154 runs in the Group 1 Super 10 encounter of the ICC World Twenty20 in Kolkata.
After a batting collapse from Sri Lanka Women, New Zealand Women chased down a target of 111 runs in 15.5 overs to complete an easy seven-wicket victory in the Group A encounter in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in Delhi.
Crucial knocks from Sharjeel Khan, Sarfraz Ahmed and Umar Akmal saw Pakistan chase down Sri Lanka’s total of 151 runs in 19.2 overs with six wickets in hand in the 10th match of the 2016 Asia Cup in Mirpur.
Riding on the back of a flamboyant fifty from Virat Kohli and a boundary studded cameo from Yuvraj Singh, India chased down Sri Lanka's target of 139 runs in 19.2 overs to secure a five-wicket in the seventh match of the 2016 Asia Cup which helped them secure a place in the final of the tournament.
Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene expressed his disappointment at the comments of the president of Sri Lanka Cricket, who was unhappy with the 38-year-old for accepting a consulting role with England in the upcoming ICC World Twenty20.