Match Ended   
Match 39, Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street, Jul 01, 2019
Sri Lanka SL
338/6(50.0/50)
West Indies WI
315/9(50.0/50)
Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 23 runs

Sri Lanka vs West Indies Highlights, World Cup 2019: Nicholas Pooran's Hundred In Vain As West Indies Lose To Sri Lanka

Updated:01 July 2019 23:59 IST

Sri Lanka vs West Indies Highlights, 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup: Nicholas Pooran scored his maiden ODI hundred but couldn't take his side past the winning line.

Sri Lanka vs West Indies Highlights, World Cup 2019: Nicholas Pooran
Sri Lanka vs West Indies Highlights: Nicholas Pooran scored his maiden ODI century. © AFP

Nicholas Pooran's maiden ODI century went in vain as Sri Lanka beat the West Indies by 23 runs in Chester-le-Street on Monday. West Indies got off to a poor start as they lost Sunil Ambris and Shai Hope early in the tough chase. Chris Gayle once again failed to put up an impressive show and lost his wicket for 35. Nicholas Pooran batted positively from one end but the wickets kept falling from the other end. He got some support from Faben Allen. Allen completed his maiden ODI half-century, while Pooran scored his maiden ODI ton. A mix-up between the two batsmen resulted in an unfortunate run out. Sensing the game is slipping away, Sri Lanka brought former skipper Angelo Mathews into the attack and he dismissed Pooran on his first ball which turned out to be the biggest turning point of the match. Earlier, Sri Lanka posted a mammoth total of 338/6 in 50 overs. Avishka Fernando scored his maiden hundred, which powered Sri Lanka to their highest total of World Cup 2019. He smashed 104 runs off 103 balls with the help of nine fours and two sixes. After being invited to bat by the West Indies, Sri Lanka got off to a terrific start as openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera stitched a 93-run partnership for the first wicket. Kusal Perera hit 64 runs off 51 balls, including eight boundaries. Efforts of Kusal Mendis (39), Dimuth Karunaratne (32) and Lahiru Thirimanne (45*) also added to Sri Lanka's total. For West Indies, skipper Jason Holder was the leading wicket-taker with two wickets. Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas and Fabian Allen claimed one wicket apiece. (SCORECARD)

World Cup 2019 Match Today, Highlights Between Sri Lanka vs West Indies, Straight from Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street.

  • 23:35 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

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  • 23:33 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Sri Lanka win by 23 runs

    Mathews is back again with the last over. He bowled two tidy overs in crunch situation to hand Sri Lanka their third win of World Cup 2019.
  • 23:26 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    LBW appeal... Not given... Decision overturned!

    Sri Lanka have reviewed the decision and replay shows there was no bat involved and the ball would have crashed into the stumps. Malinga gets his third wicket of the day as Thomas departs.
  • 23:22 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Another drop!

    Isuru Udana drops a straight forward chance to deny Mathews his second wicket. Nevertheless his first ball could be the biggest turning point in the match. 
  • 23:19 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Big blow for West Indies!

    Angelo Mathews comes to bowl after two years and picks up wicket on his first ball as Pooran tries to smack him over but only manages an outside edge which goes straight into keeper's gloves. He last bowled in December 2017.
  • 23:16 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Wide!

    Isuru Udana is feeling the pressure here as he bowls a wide trying to keep Pooran off strike. These freebies might haunt Sri Lanka for we are up for a close finish.
  • 23:13 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Four!

    Length ball from Udana and Pooran smashed it powerfully in the gap between long on and deep midwicket for a boundary.
  • 23:12 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    300 up for West Indies

    Sheldon Cottrell takes a single on the first ball of the 47th over to bring Pooran on strike. With that comes up 300 runs for West Indies.
  • 23:08 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Costly drop from Thisara Parera! Four!

    Lasith Malinga almost did the job for his side but Thisara Parera dropped a sitter at long off after charging in from the fence. The ball brushed his finger tips and crossed the fence to West Indies four runs. West Indies get massive reprieve as Pooran survives. 
  • 23:01 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    SIX!

    Isuru Udana errs in his line and Nicholas Pooran hits it over backward sqaure leg fence for a maximum.
  • 23:00 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Maiden ODI 100 for Pooran

    Nicholas Pooran completes his maiden ODI hundred with two runs. The match is not over for him though. He needs to bat till the end and take his side home.
  • 22:58 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Mix up and run out!

    Nicholas Pooran calls Fabian Allen for a single and then sends him back. Rijitha directs his throw to bowler's end and West Indies lose key wicket.
  • 22:55 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    SIX! 50 for Allen

    Fabian Allen gets the ball right in his hitting arc and raises it over bowler's head to collect his first maximum.
  • 22:51 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Four!

    Fabian Allen this time plays towards the fine leg and a messy fielding effort gifts him a boundary.
  • 22:48 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Four!

    With third man inside, Udana choses to bowl a wide ball and Allen played it nicely for a four.
  • 22:47 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Four!

    Fabian Allen deserves all the praise for the kind of knock he is playing. He has eased pressure from Nicholas Pooran by hitting boundaries from the other end. He smashed Kasun Rajitha for a four straight over his head
  • 22:41 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Four!

    Unlucky for Sri Lanka but West Indies will take those. Pooran wanted to cut the ball but bottom edge went between keeper's legs and raced away to the third man fence for four.
  • 22:38 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    SIX!

    Dhananjaya de Silva bowls a half-tacker and Nicholas Pooran goes back in the crease and hits it cleanly over midwicket fence for a maximum.
  • 22:34 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Four!

    Mid-off was inside the circle and Fabian Allen puts the full and wide ball from Lasith Malinga in the gap to collect another boundary. Allen is doing what no other batsmen could do, support Pooran from the other end.
  • 22:32 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Four!

    Fabian Allen continues to impress with his clean hitting. He picked up Udana's short delivery outside off stump and played it through extra cover for a boundary. 
  • 22:26 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Four!

    Fabian Allen hits Lasith Malinga for a boundary for the second time in the over. Malinga conceded 12  runs in the over.
  • 22:25 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Four!

    Lasith Malinga misses his length just marginally and Fabian Allen flicks it to midwicket for a four.
  • 22:22 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Four!

    Isuru Udana bowls a wide delivery to Nicholas Pooran, he manages to put his bat to the ball and the ball races to third man fence.. 
  • 22:12 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    200 up for Windies!

    Nicholas Pooran pulls the ball to deep square leg for a single and brings up 200 runs on board.
  • 22:10 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Unfortunate dismissal for Brathwaite!

    Nichols Pooran played the ball too straight down the ground, ball kisses Isuru Udana's finger tips and crashes on to the stumps and Brathwaite was found outside his crease. A terrible way to get out. Huge blow for the Windies.
  • 22:07 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Four!

    Wayward delivery from Isuru Udana and Nicholas Pooran puts it away to backward square leg fence with ease for a boundary.
  • 22:03 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    SIX!

    You can't bowl there to Nicholas Pooran as he has the ability the to put the ball into the stands. Rajitha pitched the ball short and Pooran pulled it over square leg fence for a maximum.
  • 22:01 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Four!

    Nicholas Pooran charges down the track and lofts the ball over midwicket region for another glorious boundary.
  • 21:58 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    SIX! 50 up for Pooran

    Nicholas Pooran gets to his second ODI fifty in style with a maximum over midwicket. The ball was pitched short and deserved the treatment.
  • 21:49 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Four!

    Jeffrey Vandersay has bowled too many freebies today. This time he drifted down leg side and Pooran got down on his knees and swept it behind sqaure leg fence for a four.
  • 21:44 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Four!

    Carlos Brathwaite drives Kasun Rajitha's full ball straight down the ground for a four.
  • 21:39 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Four!

    Full ball from Jeffrey Vandersay and Pooran smashes the ball over umpire's head for a cracking four. 
  • 21:37 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Out! Holder departs

    Jeffrey Vandersay finally gets his man as Jason Holder fails to clear the infield and hits straight to Jeevan Mendis at mid-on who times his tiny jump to perfection to complete a good catch.
  • 21:32 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Four!

    Width outside off stump from Dhananjaya de Silva, Nicholas Pooran puts the ball in the gap between backward point and short third man fielder and gets a boundary for that shot.
  • 21:29 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Four!

    Jeffrey Vandersay drops short once again and Nicholas Pooran rocks back in the crease and hammers it on the on-side for a boundary.
  • 21:25 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Four!

    Dhananjaya de Silva bowls full outside off stump to Nicholas Pooran, he plays that along the ground away from mid-on fielder and the ball races away to the fence.
  • 21:18 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Four!

    Jeffrey Vandersay bowls another full toss and Jason Holder hits him for another boundary. 
  • 21:17 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Stumping appeal! Not Out!

    Third umpire called for a stumping appeal. The replay shows Holder's foot was grounded when the keeper removed the bails. 
  • 21:14 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Four!

    This is third boundary for Jason Holder in his short innings. All result of beautiful timings. The ball was drifting down leg side and Holder flicked it nicely using his bottom hand to earn another boundary.
  • 21:12 (IST)Jul 01, 2019

    Four!

    Tossed up delivery from Jeffrey Vandersay and Jason Holder plays that away from point for a four.
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