England vs Sri Lanka, ICC World T20 2014 Super 10s Group 1
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Both the Sri Lankan and England players walk out before the start of their Super 10s Group 1 match in the ICC World T20 2014 © Getty Images
Alex Hales‘s brilliant 116 not out off 64 deliveries powered England to an amazing six-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the ICC World T20 2014 at Chittagong on March 27. England chased down a massive 190-run target in 19.2 overs in a Super 10s Group 1 match in the T20 World Cup. This was the highest Twenty20 International chase for England.
Eoin Morgan scored 57 off 47 deliveries as well. Morgan and Hales shared a 152-run stand for the third wicket for England. The win keeps their chances of a spot in the semi-finals alive. They had entered the match with a loss against New Zealand. Sri Lanka had won both their matches against South Africa and the Netherlands.
Earlier, England captain Stuart Broad had won the toss and elected to bowl first. Sri Lanka posted a commanding 189 for four in their 20 overs. Mahela Jayawardene top-scored with a magnificent 89 and Tillakaratne Dilshan scored 55 for Sri Lanka. The duo hared a 145-run partnership for the second wicket. Jade Dernbach and Chris Jordan took two wickets each for England.