England vs Sri Lanka cricket LIVE: Pressure on as Sri Lanka find bowling success with World Cup semi-final at stake

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ENGLAND face Sri Lanka in their final clash of Group 1, with their hopes of a T20 World Cup semi-final still alive.

Jos Buttler was ever impressive when England faced New Zealand, putting on a fine display to help his side to victory.

And now England are one win away from the semi-finals.

  • Start time: 8am GMT
  • Live stream/TV: Sky Sports Cricket


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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.

  • Wicket – Sam Curran (England)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Wicket – Moeen Ali (England)

  • 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.

  • Wicket – Liam Livingstone (England)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Wicket – Harry Brook (England)

  • 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.

  • Wicket – Alex Hales (England)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Wicket – Jos Buttler (England)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • England 38/0 (4 overs)

    Lahiru Kumara comes into the attack.

    Hales plays another straight drive, this time over the on-side, over the top for four runs.

    The very next ball is too far down leg and Hales dispatches to the leg-side boundary from a no-ball.

    13 runs from the over.

  • England 24/0 (3 overs)

    Maheesh feels he gets an edge from Buttler’s bat with the first delivery of the over but the keeper puts it down.

    Ultra-edge shows there was no bat involved however.

    9 runs from the over.

  • England 15/0 (2 overs)

    Kasun Rajitha opens the bowling from the other end for Sri Lanka.

    England are trying to work the ball around.

    Hales steps outside leg stump and drives the ball high over mid-off.

  • England 3/0 (1 over)

    Maheesh Theekshana opens the bowling for Sri Lanka.

    Trying to baffle England with his ‘mystery spin’.

    Hales seemingly getting a feather edge to the last delivery with no bounce at all as it bounces back out of the keeper’s gloves.

    The ultra-edge replay shows there was no bat involved.

  • Sri Lanka 141/8 (20 overs)

    England will feel they dragged the game back after the brilliant start made by the openers.

    This is the lowest score by a side batting first at the SCG in the World Cup.

    It is all now down to the England batsmen to take on the Sri Lankan spinners.

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