Sri Lanka beat New Zealand in a one over eliminator after the 40-over Super Eights contest was sensationally tied at Pallekele stadium on Thursday. With both teams tied on 174 runs at the end of 40 overs in the match, a Super over round was played for the result. -Photos by agencies
In the day's second game, West Indies edged out defending champions England by 15 runs in an exciting finish group one match at Pallekele stadium.
Chasing a daunting 180-run target, England came close with Eoin Morgan (71 not out) and Alex Hales (68) putting on a resolute 107-run partnership for the third wicket but in the end they fell short. West Indies were set on their way for a big total by openers Johnson Charles and Chris Gayle. Charles smashed three sixes and 10 well-timed boundaries in his 56-ball 84 while Gayle hit four sixes and six fours in his 35-ball 58.
Sri Lanka's wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara, left, watches New Zealand's batsman Martin Guptill, center, play a shot. -Photo by AP
Sri Lankan cricket fans look on during the match. -Photo by AFP
New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum (R) tends to Sri Lanka bowler Akila Dananjaya (2R). -Photo by AFP
Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya celebrates after taking the wicket of New Zealand's Martin Guptill. -Photo by Reuters
Lasith Malinga (R) celebrates with captain Mahela Jayawardene (L) after taking the wicket of New Zealand's Martin Guptill in the super over. -Photo by AFP
New Zealand's players successfully appeal for the wicket of Sri Lanka's Lahiru Thirimanne. -Photo by Reuters
New Zealand cricketer Nathan McCullum (L) collides with Sri Lankan cricketer Tilakaratne Dilshan. -Photo by AFP
Kumar Sangakkara (L) and Tillakaratne Dilshan run between the wickets. -Photo by AFP
England's Jade Dernbach bowls during the Twenty20 World Cup Super 8 cricket match against the West Indies at Pallekele, Sri Lanka September 27, 2012.
West Indies' Chris Gayle hits a four from the bowling of England's Steven Finn.
Bails go up in the air as England cricketer Stuart Broad (R) clean bowls West Indies cricketer Darren Sammy.
England's Samit Patel throws at the stumps.
West indies bowler Ravi Rampaul (C) celebrates the wicket of England cricketer Craig Kieswetter with teammates.
West Indies wicket keeper Denesh Ramdin (L) watches as England cricketer Alex Hales plays a shot.
England's Eoin Morgan plays a shot against West Indies.
West Indies' players celebrate their win as England's Eoin Morgan (4th R) leaves the field.