England’s cricket team pose with the trophy after beating New Zealand in the last Twenty20 match on Sunday. Reuters
Dawid Malan struck the fastest century in England’s T20I history — reaching the landmark in a mere 48 balls — to set up a series-levelling win by 76 runs in the fourth
Early morning rain delayed the toss and start by 15 minutes but, at this stage, no overs have been lost.
It is the first time England have reached this stage since 1992, when they made the last of their three losing appearances in the final.
Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal hit centuries as Sri Lanka raised hope of winning the second Test after reducing Bangladesh to 34-4 on day four in Dhaka on Thursday.
Hosted by the Sharjah Cultural & Chess Club, the championship is being held under the patronage of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
The 32-year-old, also a successful business professional and entrepreneur, finished 10th in the fourth round of the competition, earning him one point in the rally which attracted 48 teams in his category.