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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

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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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