England beat Sri Lanka by 4 wickets; qualify for semis along with NZ | T20 World Cup 2022

England’s Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes celebrate their 4-wicket over Sri Lanka at MCG on Saturday. Image Courtesy: ICC

Xtra Time Web Desk: New Zealand and England secured their semi-final spots in the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. New Zealand who topped Group 1 by net-run-rate will play the second-placed team from Group 2 at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Semi-Final 1 on Wednesday, 9 November.

England who finished second in Group 1 will play the winners of Group 2 at the Adelaide Oval in Semi-Final 2 on Thursday, 10 November.

There is still everything to play for in Group 2 as the fight for qualification continues. The final semi-final spots will be decided on Sunday as South Africa face the Netherlands in Adelaide followed by Pakistan versus Bangladesh. India then play Zimbabwe in Melbourne in the last group game of the event.

Meanwhile, England have booked the 2nd semi-final slot with 4-wicket win over Sri Lanka. With the win, England have also knocked defending champions and the hosts Australia out of the ongoing T20 World Cup.                                                                                                                                            

England did stutter in the chase on a slow Sydney surface. Jos Buttler and his boys somehow got there with two balls to spare. New Zealand became the first team to book semi-final slot.