Sri Lanka vs West Indies Highlights, World Cup 2019: Pooran’s ton in vain as Sri Lanka win by 23 runs
Highlights Sri Lanka vs West Indies, ICC World Cup 2019: Lasith Malinga picked up three wickets in Sri Lanka’s 23-run win.
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Highlights: Sri Lanka win by 23 runs. Nicholas Pooran was dismissed by Angelo Mathews as he edged a delivery to the keeper. He was dismissed for 114. West Indies suffered three game changing run outs, while Lasith Malinga picked up three wickets. Fabian Allen scored a brilliant half century but was a victim of one of the run outs. Earlier, Sri Lanka posted 338/8 in 50 overs with Avishka Fernando scoring his maiden ton.
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Sri Lanka win by 23 runs
Pooran’s wicket had set the tone and eventually the result was sealed. Sri Lanka win by 23 runs and West Indies fail to pick up a consolation win.
Lasith Malinga trapped Oshane Thomas. The umpire did not give it out, but DRS came to Sri Lanka’s aid. Sri Lanka a wicket away from the win.
Angelo Mathews takes a wicket first ball, bowling for the first time since Dec 2017. Pooran gets an outside edge and is caught behind the stumps. WI 308/8 in 47.1 overs
300 up for West Indies
West Indies bring up their 300-run mark. Still need 39 runs to win in 23 balls.
RUN OUT! And a hundred
Fabian Allen brings up his half century in 30 balls. And then a horrible mix-up sees Allen getting run out, in an attempt to save Pooran, who is batting on 99. WI 282/7. Nicholas Pooran brings up his maiden ton. WI 284/7 in 44.2 overs
Windies can dream again
West Indies have crossed the 250-run mark now with Pooran closing in on his hundred. 40 overs gone, WI 250/6
Isuru Udana gets a lucky break as Carlos Brathwaite gets run out. Pooran hits a straight drive, Udana gets a brush off the finger and the ball knocked down the bails. Brathwaite was out of the crease. WI 191/6
Nicholas Pooran brings up his half century with a maximum. Fantastic shot, and Windies would want him to stay for long. WI 177/5 in 32.5 overs
Jason Holder mistimes a shot straight to a fielder at mid-on. Vandersay gets the skipper. Windies five down for 145.
Pooran pulls a short one from Vandersay for a boundary through midwicket. Brings up 50 run partnership with Holder.
A partnership is building between Nicholas Pooran and Jason Holder, which has reignited West Indies’ chase. The duo need to stick around for a long time though.
Pressure...pressure, Hetmyer was going no where with his innings, he taps a ball to point and takes off, there is no run there and Sri Lanka have been on point all day. The stumps are broken at the striker’s end and the left-hander hangs his head and leaves the scene.
Chris Gayle tries to go for back to back sixes, but he has top edged it. The ball goes straight to the fielder. Kasun Rajitha celebrates. WI 71/3 in 15.2 overs
50 up for Windies
West Indies have crossed the 50-run mark with Chris Gayle and Shimron Hetmyer still in the middle.
Shai Hope has been undone by a slow one from Lasith Malinga. Banged in short, and Hope just slammed it hard on the stumps. WI 22/2
Lasith Malinga strikes early as Sunil Ambris edges one to the keeper behind the stumps. Early blow for Windies. WI 12/1 in 2.2 overs
Chris Gayle and Sunil Ambris are out to open the innings for West Indies in 339-run chase. Lasith Malinga starts off with the new ball.
End of innings
11 runs in the final over and Sri Lanka finish with 338/6 in 50 overs. West Indies need 339 to win.
Oshane Thomas gets a wicket as Isuru Udana holes out to the fielder at long-off. Sri Lanka are 327/6 in 49 overs
Fernando has been caught after playing a brilliant innings. He is caught by Fabian Allen and Sheldon Cottrell strikes. SL 314/5
Fernando takes a double and brings up his hundred. Fantastic innings from him and he becomes three young Sri Lankan to take a World cup ton.
300 up for Sri Lanka
FOUR! Fernando flicks a boundary and brings up 300 for Sri Lanka.
But it’s a no ball. Thirimanne flicked it straight to Hetmyer at short midwicket. Not only it will be not a wicket, Sri Lanka also get a free hit.
Jason Holder bowls in a yorker and Angelo Mathews has been cleaned up. Sri Lanka are four down for 247.
What you missed so far
Sorry, we had a technical delay at our end. Here’s what you have missed so far -
Kusal Mendis has been dismissed.
Avishka Fernando has scored a fifty.
Sri Lanka have crossed the 200-run mark.
35 overs gone, Sri Lanka are 209/3
Good partnership building
We have a good partnership building at the moment between Kusal Mendis and Avishaka Fernando who have added 37 runs together. 23.3 overs gone, SL are 141/2
Kusal Perera has been run out for 64. Unnecessary running between the wickets. There was no need for this and a fine innings comes to an end.
Kusal Perera brings up his half century in no time.
Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera built a 93-run partnership before the skipper was dismissed by Jason Holder.
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Perera(w), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Kasun Rajitha, Lasith Malinga
West Indies (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Shannon Gabriel
West Indies win toss, elect to bowl.