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England out as Sri Lanka, Windies reach semis

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Sri Lanka sent defending champions England packing at the World Twenty20 as they reached the semi-finals along with the West Indies after a dramatic night of action on Monday. 

Sri Lankan cricketer Lasith Malinga (L) celebrates the wicket of England's Jos Buttler (R) during the ICC Twenty Cricket World Cup's Super Eight match between England and Sri Lanka at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele. Sri Lanka sent defending champions England packing at the World Twenty20 as they reached the semi-finals along with the West Indies.

Sri Lanka's 19-run win over England, thanks in large part to Lasith Malinga's career-best 5-31, put the hosts into their third successive World Twenty20 semi-finals as they hunt their first major title in 16 years.

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