Buttler, Roy lift England to 171-4 vs Sri Lanka at WT20

Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan, left, congratulates teammate Jeffrey Vandersay after taking the wicket of England's Joe Root 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) England smashed 72 runs from its last five overs to finish on a competitive 171-4 against Sri Lanka in their World Twenty20 Group 1 game on Saturday.

Jos Buttler did most of the damage for England with 66 not out, along with Jason Roy (42).

Buttler struck eight fours and two sixes off 37 balls in his fourth T20 international half-century. He added 74 runs for the key fourth wicket with captain Eoin Morgan (22) as England recovered from 99-3 in 15 overs.

Roy added 61 for the second wicket with Joe Root (25) after Alex Hales (0) was dismissed by Rangana Herath.

Defending champion Sri Lanka needs a win in this game to stay in contention. England advances to the semifinals if it wins.