ICC World Twenty20: Sri Lanka take on England, eye semis spot

A win against England in ICC World Twenty20 on Thursday will establish Sri Lanka's position in Group One.

updated: March 26, 2014 22:35 IST
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Chittagong: Sri Lanka will target a place in the semis in their match against England in Chittagong, as action resumes after a day's rest in World Twenty20 on Thursday. A win will establish Sri Lanka's position in Group One. South Africa, in the same group, will also seek an easy win against the Netherlands, on Thursday.

However, Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal said his side will not take anything for granted. "England are a good T20 side and we have special game plans for them but we are never going to underestimate them," said Chandimal, whose team beat South Africa by five runs in their opening match.

They then crushed the Netherlands by nine wickets after demolishing them for 39 all out -- the lowest-ever total in Twenty20 internationals. "To win the first match was important for our team and it is that momentum we carried into the second game and that is very important," said Chandimal. "We know if we win one of our last two games we can make it to the semi-finals, but we are looking to win both."

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