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Holders England thrash US by 10 wickets, make T20 WC semis

The Three Lions overhauled a modest target of 116 set by the debutants in less than 10 overs to improve their net run rate and assure themselves a spot in the last four.

England batters Phil Salt (L) and Jos Buttler celebrate following their team’s win against the US in an ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup 2024 Super Eight match at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, on June 23, 2024. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

By: India Weekly

REIGNING champions England qualified for the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup after hammering the United States by 10 wickets in their concluding Super Eights match in Barbados on Sunday.

Chris Jordan took four wickets in five balls, including the third hat-trick of the tournament, as England dismissed the USA for 115.

England captain Jos Buttler then made a blistering 83 not out, hitting Harmeet Singh for five sixes in an over costing 32 runs, as his side raced to 117-0 in 9.4 overs.

Read: Why India can still find themselves out of T20 World Cup semifinal race

By reaching their target so quickly England assured themselves of a place in the last four on net run-rate, regardless of the outcome of Sunday’s final Group Two Super Eights match between co-hosts the West Indies and South Africa in Antigua.

(AFP)

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