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  • 11:53 PM IST

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  • 11:52 PM IST

    Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne: “Good win for us, gives us a lot of confidence. Players stood up at vital times and that’s what I’m expecting as a captain. I think we were putting pressure on ourselves (before today’s game) and weren’t expressing properly. Today, we did that and the middle order batted well. Avishka was really good in his innings. We knew that they are a good six-hitting side and wanted to keep the pressure on, and increase the required rate slowly. Pooran was playing really well. Thing is that we had to get those two overs done. He put his hand up and said that he’ll bowl the overs. He did a fantastic job and that’s what I am expecting as a captain. Don’t think he’ll bowl too many but if needed, certainly he may chip in with a couple of overs.”

  • 11:52 PM IST

    Time for the captains now, first up, Jason Holder: “Probably, a bit slow off the blocks. Sloppy on the field and gave away a few extra runs. In a format like this, these things matter. You’ve got to be better than that. I thought it was above-par. Was a free-scoring wicket, was a bit slow but still was a good track for strokeplay. Fernando played well early on and Pooran also played well. Just needed to spend some time in the middle and it got easier. I thought we pulled things back well at the end but our fielding gave them 30-40 runs extra. We were always backing ourselves to get across the line. Got into a really good position but then threw it away. That run out was crucial, as was Pooran’s wicket. Maybe we could have taken it deeper. Definitely promising (to see talent like Pooran emerging) to see them play such fearless cricket. Just need to win (the final game).”

  • 11:45 PM IST

    For his maiden century, Avishka Fernando is the Player of the Match: “When I went in to bat, I am happy I did what was required of me. I am happy that the hundred was in a winning effort. They bowled really well to us. I am really happy that I got these opportunities and I have made use of them, and I will use them to take my game forward and developing my game for my country and my team.”

  • 11:36 PM IST

    What a match we’ve had on our hands today!

  • 11:33 PM IST

    Few pictures from the match

  • 11:32 PM IST
    IT’S ALL OVER! West Indies finish at 315/9, Sri Lanka win by 23 runs
  • 11:29 PM IST

    Brilliant over by Malinga, just 1 run and the wicket, West Indies need 27 from the final over

  • 11:27 PM IST

    BOOM! Malinga dismisses Oshane Thomas, trapped lbw, for 1, West Indies need 28 from 8

  • 11:22 PM IST

    West Indies need 28 from the last 2 overs

  • 11:20 PM IST

    ANGELO MATHEWS, REMEMBER THE NAME! The killer blow, the wicket Sri Lanka were looking for, Nicholas Pooran departs for a brilliant 118, Windies need 31 from 16 balls.

  • 11:17 PM IST

    THIS IS GOING DOWN TO THE WIRE! West Indies need 31 from 18 balls (Nicholas Pooran 118, Sheldon Cottrell 4)

  • 11:04 PM IST

    Expected this?

  • 11:03 PM IST

    Nicholas Pooran is turning this match around. West Indies need 47 from the last 5 overs

  • 11:01 PM IST

    CENTURY! Maiden ODI ton for Nicholas Pooran. He has played a gem so far, can he see his side home? West Indies need 55 from 34 balls

  • 10:56 PM IST

    FIFTY for Fabian Allen, his maiden ODI half-century comes in just 30 balls, West Indies need 57 from 36 balls

  • 10:52 PM IST
    THE CHASE IS ON! West Indies need 68 from 42 balls (Nicholas Pooran 97, Fabian Allen 43)
  • 10:46 PM IST

    Nicholas Pooran is putting on a show. He’s fighting hard and is inching closer to his maiden ODI hundred.

  • 10:37 PM IST

    40 overs gone, West Indies 244/6 (Pooran 83, Fabian Allen 30)

  • 10:11 PM IST

    Pretty unfortunate dismissal

  • 10:10 PM IST

    WICKET! Brathwaite has been run out after it deflects from Udana’s fingertips onto the non-striker’s stumps, he departs for 8, West Indies 199/6 in 34.3 overs

  • 9:59 PM IST

    BOOM! Nicholas Pooran brings up his half-century with a maximum, that’s his second ODI fifty, West Indies 177/5 in 32.1 overs

  • 9:56 PM IST

    That will the drinks at Chester-le-Street! West Indies need 167 runs in the next 18 overs and they don’t have many recognised batsman in the line-up too. Will be quite an uphill task for the Men in Maroon.

  • 9:47 PM IST

    Right then, 30 overs gone, West Indies 159/5 (Nicholas Pooran 38, Carlos Brathwaite 5) TARGET: 339

  • 9:44 PM IST

    Jeffrey Vandersay gets the important wicket of West Indies captain Jason Holder, he departs for 26, West Indies 152/5 in 29 overs.

  • 8:58 PM IST

    RUN OUT! Yes-no, yes-no and and Hetmyer has to go. Confusion between him and Pooran gives Sri Lanka their fourth wicket.

  • 8:42 PM IST

    WICKET! Just when Gayle and Hetmyer looked to get going, Kasun Rajitha spoils the party, what a comeback, Gayle departs for 35, West Indies 71/3 in 15.2 overs

  • 8:40 PM IST

    Gayle and Hetmyer have steadied the Windies ship, 15 overs gone, wi 65/2 (Gayle 29, Hetmyer 21)

  • 8:36 PM IST

    Chris Gayle and Shimron Hetmyer are putting up a good rearguard effort, 14 overs gone, West Indies 62/2 (Gayle 27, Hetmyer 20)

  • 8:22 PM IST

    Shimron Hetmyer concludes the 11th over with a boundary, West Indies 44/2 (Hetmyer 16, Gayle 14)

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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Match 39 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Sri Lanka and West Indies at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street on Sunday.

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Mathematically still alive in the race for the semifinals, Sri Lanka will aim to give their best shot against West Indies, who have just pride to play for in their World Cup encounter in Chester-le-Street on Monday. Sri Lanka’s 20-run win over England had breathed life into their inconsistent campaign but a painful defeat against South Africa, in the very next game, hurt their semifinals chances.

The 1996 champions, who are placed seventh on the points table with six points from seven matches, need to win their final two games, and hope for favourable outcomes in the England and Pakistan’s next fixtures.

In their nine-wicket loss to South Africa, their inconsistent batting came to the fore yet again and skipper Dimuth Karunaratne would look to improve on that aspect against a challenging West Indian bowling attack.

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