England are now 8-1 with Coral to win back-to-back World Twenty20 titles, after they overcame New Zealand by four-wickets.
Luke Wright’s 76 runs from just 43 balls was enough to guide England to victory. The Sussex all-rounder, is now only eight runs behind the tournament’s leading batsman, Brendon McCullum. It’s 6-1 for Wright to go on and claim the leading batsman award, with the New Zealand wicketkeeper, McCullum, 5-1.
“Victory in Pallekele against Sri Lanka on Monday would near enough guarantee England’s progression to the semi-finals, but it may come down to net run rate, should the Windies beat New Zealand,” Coral’s Tim Reynolds told betrescue.com
Steve Finn, who picked up three wickets against New Zealand, is now 10-1 to be the tournament’s leading wicket-taker. The England opener is now only two wickets behind the current leading bowler, Ajantha Mendis, who is 4-1 to take the most tournament wickets.
**World Twenty20 Outright
3 Sri Lanka, 4 Australia, 4 Pakistan, 5 West Indies, 7 South Africa, 8 England, 8 India, 20 New Zealand.
**Tournament Top Batsman
2 Shane Watson, 5 Brendon MaCullum, 6 Chris Gayle, 6 Luke Wright, 8 David Warner, 8 Mahela Jaywardene, 8 Tillakaratne Dilshan, 8 Virat Kohli, 10 Kumar Sangakkara, 12 Eoin Morgan, 12 Mohammad Hafeez, 18 Alex Hales, 20 Hashim Amla, 20 Imran Nazir, 22 Johnson Charles, 25 Bar
**Tournament Top Bowler
4 Ajantha Mendis, 4 Saeed Ajmal, 9-2 Shane Watson, 5 Mitchell Starc, 6 Dale Steyn, 7 Jacques Kallis, 10 Steve Finn, 14 Yasir Arafat, 18 Graeme Swann, 18 Harbhajan Singh, 22 Lasith Malinga, 22 Morne Morkel, 25 Jade Dernbach, 25 Lakshmipathy Balaji, 25 Ravi Rampaul, 25 Stuart Broad, 33 Bar
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