Pallekele:Lasith Malinga of Sri Lanka celebrates with Kumar Sangakkara and Jeevan Mendis after bowling Samit Patel of England during the ICC World Twenty20 2012 Super Eights Group 1 match between Sri Lanka and England at Pallekele Cricket Stadium on October 1, 2012 in Kandy.
Set 170 to win by sri lanka england slumped to 93/7 before patel and graeme swann (34 from 20 balls) put on 51 from 28 balls before the innings ended on 150/9, with england losing by 19 runs.All the sri lankan batsmen made some kind of score as the england bowlers struggled, although swann and stuart broad (3/32) both took two wickets in successive balls. Mahela jaywardene top scored with 42 made from 38 balls. Samuels then scored the winning runs, hitting a six off the fifth delivery of an erratic tim southee over to put new zealand out.
Earlier, put into bat, west indies were bowled out for 139 in 19.3 overs, with chris gayle top-scoring with a fluent 30 off 14 balls. New zealand seam bowlers doug bracewell (3/31) and southee (3/21) shared six wickets.Chasing the target, new zealand struggled against the spin of sunil narine (3/20) but skipper ross taylor’s unbeaten 62 helped the team to finish on 139/7 and force the super over.