Sri Lanka beat New Zealand in a one over eliminator after the 40-over Super Eights contest was sensationally tied at Pallekele stadium on Thursday. With both teams tied on 174 runs at the end of 40 overs in the match, a Super over round was played for the result. -Photos by agencies
In the day’s second game, West Indies edged out defending champions England by 15 runs in an exciting finish group one match at Pallekele stadium.
Chasing a daunting 180-run target, England came close with Eoin Morgan (71 not out) and Alex Hales (68) putting on a resolute 107-run partnership for the third wicket but in the end they fell short. West Indies were set on their way for a big total by openers Johnson Charles and Chris Gayle. Charles smashed three sixes and 10 well-timed boundaries in his 56-ball 84 while Gayle hit four sixes and six fours in his 35-ball 58.