Sri Lanka Win Dead Rubber Against West Indies

Sri Lanka Win

Sri Lanka Win

Sri Lanka Win As Youngsters Shine For Both Sides

Sri Lanka Win, West Indies Lose Dead Rubber Match

Although the match ended with a win for Sri Lanka, it will be remembered for the Young Guns from both Sri Lanka and the West Indies. For the Islanders, it was Avishka Fernando who scored his maiden international century in Sri Lanka’s 338/6. For the eventual losers, it was Nicholas Pooran who tried his best to steer his side to victory with 118 but failed.

It was a Good toss to lose for Sri Lankans

West Indian skipper Jason Holder won the toss and elected to field first, but his move backfired as Sri Lankans had other things on their mind. Thanks to Avishka Fernando’s maiden century and Kusal Perera’s 64, they managed to post their highest score of the tournament on board.

West Indies Fail To ‘Hold’ On To Catches Off Skipper

Jason Holder was the most successful bowler for the hosts with two wickets, and he would have taken more had the fielders been a bit attentive.

Inconsistent West Indians Made Sri Lanka Win Possible

And when it was there chance to bowl, Sri Lankans were unstoppable. Besides Nicholas Pooran and Fabian Allen (51), no other batsmen crossed 40 and that dented the two-time former champions.

Lasith Malinga Steers Sri Lanka To Win In Dead Rubber!

He may have gotten old but Lasith Malinga’s three wickets troubled the West Indians immensely. Most of the Sri Lankan bowlers went for runs but whenever Malinga was handed the ball, he delivered. The West Indians fell short of the target by 23 runs and crashed out of the tournament with their sixth consecutive loss.

All Important India-Bangladesh Match To Decide Fate Of Multiple Teams

The fate of Pakistan, Bangladesh and England hangs in a balance at the moment, regarding qualification to the next level. If Bangladesh manages to beat India, like England did on Sunday, they will have as many points as Pakistan after 8 matches, and India might drop to number 3 position at the points table. If India wins, they will remain number two but it will guarantee them a place in the last four. In order for Pakistan to stay alive in the mega event, India must defeat Bangladesh on Tuesday, otherwise, their last match would be of no significance.

Click here to read what the leading players of both the sides had to say in the post-match conference

Points Table World Cup

TEAM    M            W            L              T              P             NRR

AUS       8              7              1              0              14           1

INDIA    7              5              1              0              11           0.854

NZ          8              5              2              0              11           0.572

ENG       8              5              3              0              10           1

PAK        8              4              3              0              9              -0.792

SL            8              3              3              0              8              -0.934

BDESH   7              3              3              0              7              -0.133

SA           8              2              5              0              5              -0.08

WI          8              1              6              0              3              -0.335

AFG       8              0              8              0              0              -1.418

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