Today, Sri Lanka and West Indies were facing each other in the Riverside Durham, Chester-le-Street. Both teams are out of the semifinals race, so they were playing just for pride. Sri Lanka was a powerful competitor than West Indies. Now, the game is finished and results are out. Sri Lanka has won the match by 23 runs. Congratulations.
West Indies won the toss and decided to bowl first. In the first over, from Sri Lankan side, Perera and Dimuth came to face the bowlers. Perera made 64 runs and Dimuth scored 32 runs for his team. Both players were on fire and played very well. Perera made half-century for only 38 balls and it was his 3rd half-century in the world cup and 14th overall. Soon,
Jason took the wicket of Dimuth. Jason Holder took 2 wickets today. After their departure, Kusal Mendi and Fernando came and they were also rising high. Both made a total of 39 and 104 runs each. Avishka Fernando scored his 9th ODI century and became the 3rd youngest ODI centurion.
Fabian Allen took the wicket of Kusal. Angelo Matthews collected a total of 26 runs for his team. Sunil Ambris got an injury while he was trying to stop the boundary. In just 38 overs, Sri Lanka managed to make 235/3. Angelo was dismissed by Jason at 26. Today, Sri Lanka showed the best presentation of their batting line to the world but it was quite late.
Thirimanne scored 45 runs and was near to score a half-century. Isuru Idana made only 3 runs and Oshane Thomas took his wicket. The team finished their game at 338/6 and it was a tough chase for team West Indies.
Sunil Ambris and Chris Gayle came as openers by West Indies side but Malinga took the wicket of Sunil Ambris at zero runs. Shai Hope was also out at 5 runs by Malinga and he took total 2 wickets today. Kasun Rajitha took one wicket and Dhananjaya de Silva made 6 runs in this match.
West Indies was out of track after losing 4 wickets and all the responsibility was on the captain Jason and Pooran. Jeffrey Vandersay took the Wicket of Jason. Nicholas Pooran scored his 2nd half-century with a wonderful six in the 32nd over.
Carlos Brathwaite went back to the pavilion at 8 runs only. Pooran played very well and scored a total of 118 runs.
Both teams played very well but the teams and fans are disappointed as they are not participating in the semifinals. That is fine because in-game, these situations happened quite often and we have to accept these facts. It is the time to cherish the winning team for putting their best efforts today.
Tomorrow, India and Bangladesh are going to face each other and both are in the semifinals race yet. The world is waiting for this match anxiously to know the results. Anyway, this was the result for today and we have done our job to keep you updated with the accurate results. Turn back to our page for having more wonderful and exhilarating results about this ongoing World cup.