T20 World Cup England edge Sri Lanka out to qualify for semis as hosts Australia get knocked out, but England must win this game to get to the final four. Australia, on the other side, wants Sri Lanka to win this match since only a win will get them to the semi-finals. However, defending against such a low total is difficult.
England’s campaign was in shambles after a slow win over Afghanistan was followed by a devastating defeat to Ireland in the opening two games. The washout against Australia had temporarily complicated things.
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This is England’s third appearance in the knockout rounds of the T20 World Cup. In 2016, it reached the final but was beaten by the West Indies at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Then, in 2021, England’s hopes were shattered by New Zealand’s stunning semifinal triumph in Abu Dhabi.
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The semifinals of the 2022 T20 World Cup will be placed in Sydney and Adelaide on November 9 and 10, respectively.