ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match 39 Match Result Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 23 runs
July 1, 20190
23:25 (IST)OUT! Malinga collects his third wicket, getting Thomas trapped leg before. The appeal is initially turned down by the umpire, which then is overturned by the Sri Lankans after using their review.WI 311/9Thomas lbw Malinga 1(6)
23:18 (IST)OUT! Angelo Mathews bowls his first delivery since 2017, and ends up getting rid of the batsman who was proving to be the biggest hurdle to a Sri Lankan victory! Bowls wide outside off, with Pooran throwing his bat at it and nicking it to the keeper in the end. Mathews is ecstatic after the dismissal, as are his teammates, knowing the value of the wicket. WI 308/8Pooran c K Perera b Mathews 118(103)
23:01 (IST)Maiden ODI hundred for young Nicholas Pooran! Avishka Fernando isn’t the only youngster to achieve this feat this evening. Pooran works the ball towards the leg side right after Allen’s run out to bring up the milestone, taking 92 deliveries to bring up the milestone. All hopes pinned on this batsman now.WI 284/7
22:57 (IST)OUT! Sri Lanka are back in the game, courtesy some poor running between the wickets that results in Fabian Allen getting run out for 51. The communication between the Windies batsmen today has been poor, with this being the third run out of the innings. Pooran set off from the non-striker’s end immediately after Allen’s rapped on the pad. Allen’s hesitant at first, but is forced to set off after Pooran crosses him at the striker’s end. Is visibly furious on his way back to the pavilion. WI 282/7 Allen run out (Rajitha/Udana) 51(32)
22:55 (IST)Fifty up for Fabian Allen off just 30 deliveries, his first in ODIs! What a knock from the all-rounder batting at No 7, coming in at a time when Windies had lost half their side with less than 200 on board. He has provided fantastic support to Pooran from the other end.WI 280/6
22:39 (IST)SIX! Pooran rocks back and smacks a half-tracker from de Silva to bring up the 250 for the Windies! also brings up thefifty partnership with Allen in the process! WI 250/6
22:08 (IST)OUT! Brathwaite falls short of the non-striker’s end as Pooran smacks the ball down the ground, the ball grazing past Udana’s finger before hitting the stumps.WI 199/6Brathwaite run out (Udana) 8(15)
22:06 (IST)Fifty partnership up between Pooran and Brathwaiteoff just 38 deliveries, the former accounting for 35 of those runs alone. Brathwaite collects a single to bring up the milestone.WI 195/5
21:36 (IST)OUT! Vandersay removes Jason Holder, who holes out to the substitute fielder at mid on while looking for a lofted drive down the ground. West Indies lose their fifth wicket with a litte under 200 still left to chase.WI 145/5Holder c sub (J Mendis) b Vandersay 26(26)
21:28 (IST)FOUR! Pooran rocks back and clobbers the ball towards the midwicket fence to bring up thefifty partnership with Holderfor the fifth wicket!WI 137/4
20:56 (IST)OUT! Mix-up between Hetmyer and Pooran, and the former’s trudging back to the pavilion, thanks to a direct hit from short third man! Sri Lanka’s fielding’s been on the money so far in the day.WI 84/4Hetmyer run out (Dhananjaya de Silva) 29(38)
20:41 (IST)SIX! Gayle departs right after hitting the six, this time getting a thick leading edge that results in a high catch for Vandersay behind square on the off side. Huge moment in the game, with Sri Lanka once again wresting control back in their favour.WI 71/3Gayle c Vandersay b Rajitha 35(48
19:55 (IST)OUT! Malinga strikes for a second time in as many overs! Hope chops the ball onto his stumps while looking to cut a slower ball through the off side.WI 22/2Hope b Malinga 5(11)
19:42 (IST)OUT! Lasith Malinga puts the bouncer to good effect once again, as Ambris nicks the ball to the keeper while attempting a hook shot!WI 12/1Ambris c Perera b Malinga 5(6)
18:56 (IST)OUT!Udana has hit this straight down long on’s throat. It was a length ball outside off from Thomas and Udana is unable to generate the power to clear the long off fielder. Jason Holder takes a simple catch.
Udana c Holder b Thomas 3(6)
18:48 (IST)OUT! Avishka Fernando perishes. It was the change of pace from Cottrell, Fernando swings it across the line, dragging it from outside the off stump. He doesn’t get the distance on it. Fabian Allen runs in and pouches it safely. End of a magnificent innings.
Avishka Fernando c Fabian Allen b Cottrell 104(103)
18:46 (IST)HUNDRED!Avishka Fernando brings up his maiden century of his ODI career. It has been a brilliant knock by the youngster. The entire team is on their feet applauding his effort. It is also the first ton by a Sri Lankan in this World Cup. Taps the full toss down the ground and scampers back for his second run.
18:08 (IST)OUT!Mathews was looking to charge down the pitch and Holder goes full and straight. Just gets it under Mathews’ bat and hits the timber. He is pumped with the wicket. Mathews’ cameo comes to an end.
Mathews b Holder 26(20)
17:33 (IST)FIFTY!Avishka Fernando brings up his half-century with a handsome boundary, hitting it up and over mid on for a eye pleasing boundary. He pumps his fists towards the dressing room. Solid knock.
17:23 (IST)OUT!Sri Lanka have lost a wicket against the run of play and it is a big one in Kusal Mendis. He was advancing down the wicket, to take Allen’s ball on full, he does get there and hits it straight towards the non-striker, but a leaping intervention from the bowler, flinging himself across the pitch to pull off a spectacular return catch.
Kusal Mendis c and b Fabian Allen 39(41)
16:34 (IST)OUT!Despite receiving a reprieve in the previous over, Kusal Perera has thrown his wicket away. He works the ball on the onside, towards midwicket and after completing the single and turning blindly for a non-existent second run, Fernando wasn’t interested while his partner was guilty of ball watching. Before Perera could turn and return, Cottrell’s throw had been collected neatly by Brathwaite who whips the bails. Pooran’s drop doesn’t cost a lot.
Kusal Perera run out (Cottrell/Brathwaite) 64(51)
16:14 (IST)OUT!Holder has Karunaratne edging.The West Indies skipper was the only one who remotely looked like he was going to pick a wicket. Short delivery, angled way across Karunaratne, he even rolled his fingers over the ball, with the ball arriving almost belatedly. Karunaratne reaches for it as he looks to cut it behind point, gets early to the ball, has to wait for it and then he ends up nicking it to Shai Hope behind the stumps. West Indies have a breakthrough.