England stay alive at the T20 cricket World Cup in Bangladesh and have handed favourites Sri Lanka their first loss at the tournament after a 6 wicket victory.
Sri Lanka made 189 for 4 with Mahela Jayawardene scoring 89 and Tillakaratne Dilshan 55.
England lost 2 wickets in the first over of their run chase, but Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan put on 152 for the third wicket with Hales’ unbeaten 116 guiding them home with 4 balls to spare.
Meanwhile South Africa survived a major scare as they managed to scramble past rank outsiders the Netherlands by six runs.
The Dutch, who posted the lowest T20 international score of 39 in Monday’s rout by Sri Lanka, started well in their chase for 146, but lost regular wickets to be bowled out for 139 in the 19th over.
New Zealand play the Netherlands in their next match tomorrow night.
Sri Lanka and South Africa top the group with 4 points, New Zealand and England have 2 and the Netherlands none.