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T20 World Cup results: England into semi-finals with USA thrashing



T20 World Cup results: England into semi-finals with USA thrashing

What a difference two weeks makes. When England left Barbados after their second match of this World Cup, a damaging defeat by Australia, their title defence was floundering.

On their return they have romped into the last four to keep their hopes alive.

Of course it must be said that three of their four wins have come against associate sides – Oman, Namibia and now the US.

They have lost two of their three against top-tier opposition, having been beaten by South Africa on Friday.

But they go into the semi-finals with momentum thanks to a savage demolition.

After Jordan’s delight, Buttler put two sixes onto the roof of the famous Worrell, Weekes and Walcott Stand as he found form with England’s fastest fifty of the tournament and his first half-century since arriving in the Caribbean.

Phil Salt was able to admire from the non-striker’s end with an unbeaten 25.

Buttler’s side came into this game needing to win and boost their net run-rate to ensure another nervy night awaiting the outcome of West Indies’s meeting with South Africa was not needed.

In truth such a victory was never in doubt. USA’s tournament ends with a heavy defeat but their run to the Super 8s has still been one of the stories of the tournament.

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