World Twenty20 2016: West Indies beat Sri Lanka to close in on semis


West Indies took a big step towards the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 with a seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka.

Darren Sammy's men produced a superb performance with the ball to restrict Sri Lanka to 122-9, with Samuel Badree taking 3-12 and Dwayne Bravo 2-20.

Only Thisara Perera, who hit 40 off 29 balls, offered any resistance.

Andre Fletcher - opening the batting in the absence of the injured Chris Gayle - blasted an unbeaten 84 off 64 balls in a largely straightforward chase.

Gayle left the field during the Sri Lanka innings because of a pulled hamstring, meaning he was denied the opportunity to bat.