Good Evening & Assalam Walekum! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Match 29 of the T20 World Cup 2016 between England and Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi on Saturday. I am Pramod Ananth and I will be bringing to you all the live updates from today’s action. Both the teams are still alive in the tournament and a win in Saturday’s game will keep them in contention for the semi-final berth. The outcome of the match thus holds lot of importance. The match will also be closely followed by the South African team and their supporters, who will be hoping for a Sri Lanka win, so that their last match becomes a virtual quarter-final. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: England vs Sri Lanka, T20 World Cup 2016, Match 29 at Delhi

Live Cricket Scores and Updates: Sri Lanka 161/6 | Overs 20 | TARGET: 172 | BATTING:Angelo Mathews 73 (54), Jeffrey Vandersay 0 (0): What heartbreak! Sri Lanka fall 10 runs short and have crashed out of the tournament. Mathews played a brilliant knock and he gave a glimmer of hope for Sri Lanka after they were reduced to 15 for 4 at one stage. Sri Lanka’s loss has knocked South Africa out of the World T20 as well. West Indies and England make it through to the semi-final from Group 1. OUT! Dasun Shanaka c Root b Jordan 15 (9), Rangana Herath 1 (2)

Live Cricket Scores and Updates: Sri Lanka 150/6 | Overs 18 | TARGET: 172 | BATTING:Angelo Mathews 67 (46), Dasun Shanaka 11 (7): Sri Lanka are not going down without a fight in this match. Importantly, Mathews is still at the crease and Dasun Shanaka is hitting the ball well after the dismissal of Perera. OUT! Thisara Perera c Willey b Jordan 20 (11)

Live Cricket Scores and Updates: Sri Lanka 111/5 | Overs 15 | TARGET: 172 | BATTING:Angelo Mathews 50 (40), Thisara Perera 10 (6): The 80-run stand between Kapugedara and Mathews has given Sri Lanka some hope of a win. Perera has also come in and started hitting the bihg ones after Kapugedara’s dismissal. England will be a little worried now. OUT! Chamara Kapugedara c Stokes b Plunkett 30 (27)

Live Cricket Scores and Updates: Sri Lanka 88/4 | Overs 12 | TARGET: 172 | BATTING:Angelo Mathews 44 (32), Chamara Kapugedara 25 (23): Mathews and Kapugedara have brought up their 50-run stand. They are now taking on Rashid and Stokes. They will need to hit a few more fours and sixes, if Sri Lanka are to win the match from here.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates: Sri Lanka 49/4 | Overs 9 | TARGET: 172 | BATTING:Angelo Mathews 17 (22), Chamara Kapugedara 13 (15): Sri Lanka have not lost any wicket, but they are not scoring runs at the required run rate. England bowlers have been on the money and it will take a big effort for them to get close to the target.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates: Sri Lanka 34/4 | Overs 6 | TARGET: 172 | BATTING:Angelo Mathews 12 (12), Chamara Kapugedara 6 (7): Sri Lanka are struggling at the end of the powerplay. They have lost four of their top-order batsmen. Mathews and Kapugedara will try their best to get them as close to the target as possible. England have been excellent and look in no mood to let go of their initiative in this match.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates: Sri Lanka 15/4 | Overs 3 | TARGET: 172 | BATTING:Angelo Mathews 0 (1), Chamara Kapugedara 0 (0): Sri Lanka are further in trouble as Dinesh Chandimal is caught behind off Chris Jordan. It is up to Thirimanne and Siriwardana to rescue Sri Lanka from here. Siriwardana hits a superb six off Willey, but is dismissed off the very next delivery. Angelo Mathews walks in and a slight confusion enables England to run Thirimanne out at the non-striker’s end. OUT! Dinesh Chandimal c Buttler b Jordan 1 (3), Milinda Siriwardana c Morgan b Willey 7 (7), Lahiry Thirimanna run out 3 (5)

Live Cricket Scores and Updates: Sri Lanka 3/1 | Overs 1 | TARGET: 172| BATTING: Dinesh Chandimal 1 (1), Milinda Siriwardana 0 (3): Brilliant start from the England bowlers as David Willey gets rid of the experienced Tillakaratne Dilshan in the very first over. A bit of swing for Willey and Dilshan plays it straight under the throat of Alex Hales at deep square leg. OUT! Tillakaratne Dilshan c Hales b Willey 2 (2)

Jos Buttler’s unbeaten 67 takes England to 171 for 4 in their 20 overs. Here’s our innings report

Live Cricket Scores and Updates: England 171/4 | Overs 20 | BATTING: Jos Buttler 66 (37), Ben Stokes 6 (1): England finish at 171 for 4 in their 20 overs, which they would have happily taken in the beginning. Chameera goes for plenty off the penultimate over, but Perera bowls an excellent last over, where he manages to run Morgan out at the non-striker’s end as well. Buttler finishes with an excellent unbeaten half-century, which has given England an excellent chance of winning this match and cementing their place in the semi-final. OUT! Eoin Morgan run out 22 (16)

Live Cricket Scores and Updates: England 146/3 | Overs 18 | BATTING: Jos Buttler 51 (29), Eoin Morgan 20 (13): England well on course to get a score near 155-160. Buttler hit Chameera for three boundaries in the 17th over. Chameera also bowled a no ball, the free hit did not cost much. To everyone’s surprise, Dasun Shanaka comes on to bowl his first over in the 18th over. he is wayward through the over and Buttler once again makes the best of it. Morgan and Buttler bring up their 50-run stand as well and it has come up in just 31 deliveries. Buttler in his very next delivery smacks a full ball out of the park to bring up his fifty.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates: England 117/3 | Overs 16 | BATTING: Jos Buttler 23 (17), Eoin Morgan 20 (12): Thisara Perera into the attack now. WIDE! Perera strays down leg. TWO! Full on the off side and Morgan drives through covers. FOUR! Morgan gives himself room outside off, the ball is on his legs and he flicks it easily. SIX! Morgan smashes the ball over the long off fence this time. WIDE! Strays down leg.  TWO! Full toss and played to deep square leg. ONE! Played to mid-wicket. ONE! Played with soft hands to deep mid-wicket.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates: England 99/3 | Overs 15 | BATTING: Jos Buttler 22 (16), Eoin Morgan 5 (7): herath to bowl his final over. ONE! Full on leg, Buttler plays to long on. ONE! Around the wicket to Morgan and he plays to mid-wicket. ONE! Played to long off. ONE! Full on leg side and played to long leg. ONE! Buttler plays it deep on the leg side. ONE to finish.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates: England 93/3 | Overs 14 | BATTING: Jos Buttler 19 (13), Eoin Morgan 2 (4): Mathews to bowl out. ONE! Buttler opens the face of the bat and plays to deep cover point. ONE! Late cut to third man from Morgan. ONE! Short ball and pulled to deep square leg. DOT! Morgan charges down, plays and misses. ONE! Short and pulled to mid-wicket. ONE! Played to deep cover.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates: England 88/3 | Overs 13 | BATTING: Jos Buttler 16 (10), Eoin Morgan 0 (1): Vandersay ino the attack. FOUR! Buttler charges down the ground, takes an outside edge and crashes into the fence. ONE! Played to point. ONE! Hit to long on. ONE! Buttler plays on the leg side. OUT! Roy is hit on the pads and a huge appeal, umpire raises his finger immediately. Skipper Morgan is the new man. DOT! he plays to covers OUT! Jason Roy LBW b Vandersay 42 (39)

Live Cricket Scores and Updates: England 81/2 | Overs 12 | BATTING: Jason Roy 41 (37), Jos Buttler 10 (7): Mathews returns. Roy goes for a reverse sweep and is wrapped on the pads. Huge appeal turned down and almost a run out at the non-striker’s end. ONE! Pulled to deep square leg. ONE! Played to point. FOUR! Buttler just scoops it to the fence at long leg. DOT! Mathews bowls right on the stumps. ONE! Played with soft hands on the on side.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates: England 73/2 | Overs 11 | BATTING: Jason Roy 40 (35), Jos Buttler 4 (3): Vandersay now. OUT! Root pulls one straight down the throat of deep square leg. ONE! Leg bye, Buttler is wrapped n the pads. TWO! ROy plays on the on side and some misunderstanding in the field gives England a couple of runs. ONE! Played to long on. DOT! Driven straight to covers. FOUR@! reverse sweep and hits the third man fence. OUT! Joe Root c Thirimanne b Vandersay 25 (24)

Live Cricket Scores and Updates: England 65/1 | Overs 10 | BATTING: Jason Roy 37 (33), Joe Root 25 (23): Chameera continues. DOT! Root is wrapped on the pads. FOUR! Off-cutter and Root just chips it over the cover fielder. DOT! Leg cutter again and Root plays it to mid off. DOT! Swing and a miss. ONE! Back of a length and Root cuts. DOT! Full toss and hit straight to covers.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates: England 60/1 | Overs 9 | BATTING: Jason Roy 37 (32), Joe Root 20 (18): Herath is back. ONE! Roy plays to long off. DOT! Played straight to covers. ONE! Played to long on. SIX! Roy comes down the track and clears the mid wicket fence. 50 partnership! ONE! Plays down the ground. ONE! Root plays with soft hands.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates: England 50/1 | Overs 8 | BATTING: Jason Roy 29 (29), Joe Root 18 (15): Dushmantha Chameera into the attack. DOT! Roy charges, swings and misses. DOT! Quick ball, beats Roy comprehensively. Chandimal was excited behind the wickets. ONE BYE! Another leg cutter, but the ‘keeper misses it as well. ONE! Back of a length and Root plays it on the off side. DOT! Leg cutter and well stopped at mid-wicket. ONE! Roy pulls to deep square leg.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates: England 47/1 | Overs 7 | BATTING: Jason Roy 28 (24), Joe Root 17 (14): Milinda Siriwardana into the attack. ONE! Roy charges down the ground and plays to long off. ONE! Root plays through covers. SIX! Roy dances down the track and hoists Siriwardana over the straight fence. DOT! Played to covers, excellent fielding. DOT! Bowler sees the batsman coming down and as a result bowls quick. ONE! Played to long off.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates: England 38/1 | Overs 6 | BATTING: Jason Roy 20 (19), Joe Root 16 (13): Mathews back into the attack. DOT! Roy hits it straight back to the bowler. DOT! Roy gives himself room, but hits it straight to mid off. FOUR! Roy sweeps with ease and collects a boundary. ONE! Off0cutter and Roy plays on the on side. DOT! Hit on the pads, but very high. FOUR! Off-cutter on middle, Root just flicks it to the mid wicket fence. End of the powerplay.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates: England 29/1 | Overs 5 | BATTING: Jason Roy 15 (15), Joe Root 12 (11): Vandersay continues. FOUR! beautiful drive from Root through covers. DOT! Played cautiously. ONE! In the air for a while, but gets a single through long off. DOT! Roy looks to go big, but no timing.  FOUR! Short and wide, Roy accepts it happily. ONE! Wrapped on the pads.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates: England 19/1 | Overs 4 | BATTING: Jason Roy 11 (12), Joe Root 7 (8): Herath continues. ONE! Root plays on the leg side.  FOUR! Roy reverse sweeps for a boundary. ONE! Quicker delivery and Roy plays on the on side. DOT! Root plays to mid on. FOUR! Full toss and Root drives and collects a boundary through covers. ONE! Played to long off.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates: England 8/1 | Overs 3 | BATTING: Jason Roy 6 (10), Joe Root 1 (4): Jeffrey Vandersay into the attack. ONE! Roy plays it to long off. Wrapped on the pads and batsmen run through for a single. ONE! Roy again plays down the ground. ONE! Short ball, pulled away to deep square leg. DOT! Roy plays it to covers. DOT! Googly, wrapped on the pads, looked close, but umpire turns it down.

Live Cricket Scores and Updates: England 4/1 | Overs 2 | BATTING: Jason Roy 4 (6), Joe Root 0 (2): Rangana herath to bowl the second over. As expected spin from the other end. DOT! Beaten all ends up and just about misses the bat and the wickets. DOT! Back of a length and played straight back to the bowler. DOT! Played to mid on with Hales charging down the track. OUT! Hales goes for a sweep but misses and wrapped on the pads. Easy decision for the umpire. Joe Root is the new batsman. WICKET MAIDEN! OUT! Alex Hales LBW b Herath 0 (4)

Live Cricket Scores and Updates: England 4/0 | Overs 1 | BATTING: Jason Roy 4 (6), Alex Hales 0 (0): Angelo Mathews t bowl the first over of the match. Jason Roy takes the first. First ball and Roy is off the mark off the very first delivery. DOT! Roy plays a beautiful shot, but stopped by Mathews. DOT! Wrapped on the pads, but the ball would have easily missed the leg stump. TWO! Played to third man. DOT! Played to mid on. DOT! Roy charges down the track, swings and misses.

ENGLAND XI: Eoin Morgan (c), Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Liam Plunkett.

SRI LANKA XI: Angelo Mathews (c), Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Chamara Kapugedera, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Dushmantha Chameera, Rangana Herath, Jeffrey Vandersay

TOSS: Sri Lanka have won the toss and elected to bowl first

England will look to win their last league match and keep their campaign alive. They were beaten comprehensively in their opener not by the team West Indies, but one man called Chris Gayle, whose unbeaten hundred blew them away. But they came back strong to complete a remarkable chase of 230 runs against South Africa, and after surviving the Afghan scare, they will take on Sri Lanka. If they win, they will progress to the semi-final.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka have played two matches so far and won just a single out of them. In order to stay alive in the tournament, they need to win both their matches including the one against England and against South Africa to get a chance to defend their title in the knockouts. Though the history of World T20s suggest that England have an upper hand over Sri Lanka, but it will be a fresh contest and in all likelihood, an exciting one.

Squads:

England: Eoin Morgan (c), Sam Billings, Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Reece Topley, David Willey, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Jordan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Liam Plunkett.

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (c), Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Shehan Jayasuriya, Milinda Siriwardana, Dasun Shanaka, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dushmantha Chameera, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, Rangana Herath, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeffrey Vandersay.

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