Siri Lanka VS West Indies CWC19 Match 39 Result
West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl first in the 39th match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Sri Lanka held an exciting charge as they beat West Indies by 26 runs. Both teams entered the match knowing they could not qualify for the semi-finals. But the Caribbean almost won the biggest pursuit in World Cup history. Sri Lanka beat brilliantly to record an impressive total of 338 for six of the 50 overs. Thanks in large part to Avishka Fernando’s first century international.
This total looked beyond the West Indies at the beginning of their innings. But Nicholas Pooran dug deep, also scoring his first ODI ton. The West Indies quickly found themselves in trouble at 22-2, with Sunil Ambris and Shai Hope back in the locker room. Both sent back by Lasith Malinga. Chris Gayle briefly flashed, but Jeffrey Vandersay caught the 35th among the best players in Kasun Rajitha’s bowling.
Pooran held the innings together but the West Indies’ hopes were seriously compromised by Carlos Brathwaite. Exhausted when bowler Isuru Udana deflected the ball into the stumps with his fingertips. The batsman well out of his field. The West Indies looked up at 199-6 at the 35th goal but Pooran put in 83 for the seventh with Fabian Allen to keep them in the hunt before a second outing.
The Caribbean needs 31 points from the last three overs when captain Dimuth Karunaratne summoned Angelo Mathews for the first time in an ODI since 2017. He struck with his first ball, removing a distraught Pooran. Who was injured by a large innocuous throw and was caught by the wicketkeeper, Kusal Perera. Previously, Fernando had begun a sparkling century of a young girl, ODI, with all the best orders to help him.
The 21-year-old got three figures on exactly 100 balls with eight fours and two sixes but was overtaken by Fabian Allen at Sheldon Cottrell’s bowling alley for 104. Sri Lanka regained hope of qualifying for the World Cup semi-finals by beating England, but a heavy defeat to South Africa and results elsewhere ended their chances.
The West Indies started the tournament with a crushing seven-fight win over Pakistan, but have not won a game since, their batsmen, in particular, have dropped them. Australia remains the only secure team in the last four, with India, New Zealand and England currently occupying the top four places. Pakistan and Bangladesh still have a chance to make progress.
Man of the Match Award:
Avishka Fernando was awarded as man of the match award for his amazing hundred.