Buttler, Jordan shine as England advances to WT20 semifinals

England's Ben Stokes, left, embraces teammate Jos Buttler as they leave the field after their batting innings against Sri Lanka during their ICC World Twenty20 2016 cricket match at the Feroz Shah Kotla cricket stadium in New Delhi, India, Saturday, March 26, 2016. (AP Photo /Tsering Topgyal)
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NEW DELHI (AP) Jos Buttler smashed an unbeaten 66 and Chris Jordan took 4-28 as England held on for a thrilling 10-run victory to eliminate defending champion Sri Lanka and advance to the World Twenty20 semifinals on Saturday.

Buttler built on 42 from opener Jason Roy as England reached 171-4 after being put into bat, scoring 72 off the last five overs.

Captain Angelo Mathews struck an unbeaten 73 to scare England as Sri Lanka finished on 161-8.

Sri Lanka punished England spinners Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid for 63 runs in four overs in a spirited fightback after being reduced to 15-4 at one stage.

Ben Stokes, who hit a six off his only ball, bowled the last over for four runs with Sri Lanka needing 15 to win.