After confirming their spot in the semi finals, England skipper Eoin Morgan admitted that it would be special if his side managed to replicate the heroics of the 2010 ICC World T20. England were exceptional against Sri Lanka at Delhi and with their victory, South Africa and Sri Lanka have been eliminated from the race.
“To replicate 2010 would be special. What we did so well back then was to adapt nicely. If we can continue doing what we have done so far will hold us in good stead. Let’s not get too ahead of ourselves though,” said England captain Eoin Morgan.
“We’ll take a lot of confidence from tonight. We spoke about doing whatever we can to get ourselves out of the group stages and into the semi-final. Anything can happen in a semi-final or a final,” said Morgan.
Morgan though, admitted that his side allowed the game to get a little tighter in the end. “Yeah little tighter than we had hoped after the first six overs where we were fantastic to put Lanka under pressure with 3-4 wickets. I thought it would be difficult for our seamers with the new ball skidding on. But they thrived on conditions tonight,” he said.
Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews said that the tournament was a good learning experience for his youngsters. “It was a brilliant effort in the first six overs from us but we lost our plot in the final overs.
It was a good wicket to bat on. Hasn’t been a good tournament for us. Day by day we were getting better though. We have a new squad. Good learning experience for the youngsters. Our senior guys needed to step it up which we didn’t most of the time,” said Mathews.