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World Cup 2019: Fernando's maiden ODI ton helps Sri Lanka beat Windies

Sri Lanka and West Indies--who have been knocked out from the contention of making it to the semi-finals of the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup--will play for pride when they take on each other at the Riverside Ground in Chester le Street on Monday.  

 World Cup 2019: Fernando's maiden ODI ton helps Sri Lanka beat Windies
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Avishka Fernando smashed his maiden ODI ton before the bowlers came to the fore to help Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 23 runs in a high-scoring clash of the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup the Riverside Ground in Chester le Street on Monday. 

Here are the live updates:

# Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 23 runs! West Indies 315/9 (50 overs)

# WICKET! Oshane Thomas (1) was caught leg before wicket on the third delivery of the over by Malinga. West Indies 311/9 (48.3 overs)

# WICKET! Angelo Mathews strikes. Pooran (118) attempted slog past cover but took a thin edge of his bat as the ball went straight to Kusal Perera behind the wicket. West Indies 308/8 (47.1 overs)

# West Indies 299/7 (46 overs)

# CENTURY!! Nicholas Pooran (108) has brought up his maiden ODI century off 92 balls. He reached the feat by picking up two runs on the second delivery of the fifth over. West Indies 292/7 (45 overs)

# WICKET! Soon after bringing up his half-century, Allen got involved in a horrible mix-up with teammate Nicholas Pooran (99) to depart for 51. West Indies 282/7 (44.1 overs)

# Isuru Udana was smashed by Fabian Allen (43) for two boundaries as the Caribbean side now need 68 runs off 42 balls. West Indies 271/6 (43 overs)

# Seven runs off the last over. Allen pulled the fifth delivery from Rajitha over cow corner for a boundary. West Indies 262/6 (42 overs)

# West Indies 255/6 (41 overs)

# Another expensive over from Malinga as he gave away 10 runs to the West Indies. Allen (30) smashed Malinga through the mid-off region to score a boundary. West Indies 244/6 (40 overs)

# Nine runs off the last over. Allen leathered down the ground on an Isuru Udana delivery and the ball went wide enough of long-on for four runs. West Indies 234/6 (39 overs)

# A quite expensive over from Malinga as he conceded 12 runs to the West Indies. Allen spanked the first delivery over midwicket for a boundary before he chipped the fifth ball over mid-on and the ball went all the way for another four runs. West Indies 225/6 (38 overs) 

# Six runs off the last over. Pooran looked to make a cut on the last delivery but got an outside edge as the ball rolled past towards the third man for a boundary. West Indies 213/6 (37 overs)

# West Indies 207/6 (36 overs)

# Fabian Allen is the new batsman in!

# WICKET! Pooran (71) drove the third delivery down the ground and the ball went straight back to the bowler, who deflected it on stumps to remove Brathwaite (8). West Indies 200/6 (35 overs)

# A quite expensive over from Rajitha as he conceded 15 runs to the West Indies. Pooran spanked the first delivery over cow corner to score a boundary before he smashed the fourth delivery over midwicket for a six. West Indies 194/5 (34 overs)

# Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne came to bowl his first over and Pooran welcomed him with a dismissive jab over cow corner for a maximum top bring up an ODI half century. West Indies 179/5 (33 overs)

# Nicholas Pooran (46) is approaching his ODI half-century while Brathwaite is batting on six as the Caribbean side needs 167 runs from 18 overs. West Indies 172/5 (32 overs)

# Nine runs off the last overs. Vandersay bowled the fourth delivery on leg stump and Pooran hit with the spin to bag a boundary. West Indies 168/5 (31 overs)

# West Indies 159/5 (30 overs)

# WICKET!  West Indies lose the fifth wicket in their chase of the 339-run target. Holder, who was batting on 26,  was caught by Jeevan Mendis on the second delivery of the over by Jeffrey Vandersay. West Indies 145/5 (28.2 overs)

# Holder (25) and Pooran (25) are standing strong at the crease and have brought up a half-century stand for the fifth wicket. The duo reached the mark after Pooran smashed a flat-batted pull to cow corner for four runs. West Indies 137/4 (27 overs)

# Six runs off the over by Dhananjaya de Silva. Pooran drove the first delivery of the over down the ground to notch up four runs. West Indies 132/4 (26 overs)

# West Indies 126/4 (25 overs)

# Just three runs of the last over. Holder (19) and Pooran (13) are batting cautiously at the crease and looking to turn the tables for their side after West Indies lost four wickets cheaply. West Indies 119/4 (24 overs)

# Jeffrey Vandersay came to bowl the last over and he gave away just five runs to the Caribbean side. Holder (19) and Pooran (10) are currently batting at the middle as West Indies need 223 runs from 27 overs. West Indies 116/4 (23 overs)

# Six runs off the last over. Holder flicked a delivery from de Silva between long on and deep midwicket for four runs. West Indies 111/4 (22 overs)

# West Indies 105/4 (21 overs)

# Holder leaned into the drive and stroked the fifth delivery of the over through cover to notch up four runs. West Indies are six runs short of cross the 100-run mark. West Indies 94/4 (20 overs)

# Four runs off the last over. Jason Holder (one) and Nicholas Pooran (six) are currently batting at the crease with 251 runs from 31 overs. West Indies 88/4 (19 overs)

# WICKET! Hetmyer fell for 29 after being run out by Dhananjaya de Silva on a Kasun Rajitha delivery. West Indies 84/4 (18 overs)

# West Indies 82/3 (17 overs)

# 13 runs and a wicket off the last over. Gayle drove the first delivery through over long-on for a maximum, while Hetmyer scuttled away to the fine leg for a boundary. West Indies 78/3 (16 overs)

# WICKET!! Chris Gayle sent the second delivery of the 16th over absolute kilometers into the air, only for Jeffrey Vandersay to take a good catch. West Indies 71/3 (15.2 overs)

# Eight runs off the last over. Gayle smashed the second delivery from Rajitha through the onside all the way for a maximum. The Caribbean side has crossed the 50-run mark. West Indies 62/2 (14 overs)

# West Indies 54/2 (13 overs)

# Kasun Rajitha was introduced into the attack and he gave away six runs to the West Indies. Chris Gayle drove the second delivery over extra cover for a boundary. West Indies 50/2 (12 overs)

# Hetmyer (16) slashed the last delivery of the over by Isuru Udana through the covers for a boundary. The Caribbean side now need 295 runs from 39 overs. West Indies 44/2 (11 overs)

# Four runs off the over by Dhananjaya de Silva. Hetmyer attempted to slog the third delivery to leg-side for two quick runs. West Indies 37/2 (10 overs)

# West Indies 33/2 (9 overs)

# Dhananjaya de Silva came to bowl the last over and he conceded just two runs to West Indies. Gayle and Hetmyer are currently batting at their respective scores of 12 and 6 and are looking to steady the ship for their side after two early blows. West Indies 32/2 (8 overs)

# Five runs off the previous over by Malinga. West Indies need 309 runs from 43 overs, with Hetmyer (5) and Gayle (11) batting at the crease. West Indies 30/2 (7 overs)

# Shimron Hetmyer is the new batsman in!

# West Indies 25/2 (6 overs)

# WICKET! Malinka strikes again. Shai Hope (five) was clean bowled by the experienced Sri Lankan pacer on the last delivery of the fifth over. West Indies 22/2 (5 overs)

# A tight over from Dhananjaya de Silva as he conceded just three runs to West Indies. Chris Gayle (7) and Shai Hope (five) are currently batting at the crease and looking to stitch a partnership after losing Sunil Ambris cheaply. West Indies 20/1 (4 overs)

# Shai Hope is the new batsman in!

# West Indies 17/1 (3 overs)

# WICKET! Malinga gave an early breakthrough to Sri Lanka by removing Sunil Ambris for five. The Caribbean opener was caught behind the wicket by Kusal Perera on the second delivery of the third over. West Indies 12/1 (2.2 overs)

# Six runs off the last over. Gayle got off the mark by pushing the third delivery to cover for a single, while Ambris opened his account by driving the last delivery of the over with the bat's open face through the infield to notch up four runs. West Indies 6/0 (1 over)

# Chris Gayle and Sunil Amris to begin West Indies' chase. Laith Malinga opens the attack for Sri Lanka. 

# Innings Break!

# Sri Lanka posted their highest score of World Cup 2019. Sri Lanka 338/6 (50 overs)

# Dhananjaya de Silva is the new batsman in!

# WICKET! Isuru Udana (three) holed an Oshane Thomas delivery to long-off, only for Jason holder to take a good catch. Sri Lanka 327/6 (49 overs)

# Isuru Udana is the new batsman in!

# WICKET! Soon after bringing up his maiden ODI ton, Fernando (104) was caught by Allen at long-off on the second delivery of the 48th over. Sri Lanka 321/5 (48 overs)

# CENTURY!! Avishka Fernando has brought up his maiden ODI century off as many balls. He reached the mark with two runs by tapping a Brathwaite delivery to long on. Sri Lanka 313/4 (47 overs)

# 10 runs off the last over, Avishka Fernando (97) nears his maiden ODI ton as Sri Lanka cross the 300-run mark, which is by far their highest total of the 2019 World Cup. Sri Lanka 304/4 (46 overs) 

# A quite expensive over from Carlos Brathwaite as he conceded 13 runs to Sri Lanka. Thirmanne smashed the second delivery towards long-on for a boundary before he smacked the very next ball over mid-off for another four runs. Sri Lanka 294/4 (45 overs)

# Sri Lanka 281/4 (44 overs)

# 11 runs off the previous over. Fernando (86) sailed the second delivery from Cottrell over midwicket for a maximum. Sri Lanka 275/4 (43 overs)

# Jason Holder conceded seven runs in the previous over. Lahiru Thirimanne (12) guided the fourth delivery over midwicket to notch up three quick runs. Sri Lanka 264/4 (42 overs)

# Four runs off the last over. Avishka Fernando (76) continues to stand strong at the crease and is looking to bat on till the very last ball of the innings, while Lahiru Thirimanne is currently batting on eight. Sri Lanka 257/4 (41 overs)

# Sri Lanka 253/4 (40 overs)

# WICKET! Angelo Mathews fell for 26 after being clean bowled by Jason Holder on the first delivery of the 40th over. Sri Lanka 247/3 (39.1 overs)

# Holder bowled a quite expensive 38th over, conceding 11 runs to Sri Lanka. Angelo Mathews (15) drove the second delivery firmly past the infield for a boundary. Sri Lanka 235/3 (38 overs)

# 10 runs off the over by Shannon Gabriel. Fernando (69) slapped the third delivery of the over towards point for a boundary. Sri Lanka 224/3 (37 overs)

# Sri Lanka 214/3 (36 overs)

# A quite expensive over from Gabriel as he conceded eight runs to Sri Lanka. Fernando (61), who is standing strong at the middle, edged the last delivery of the over past the keeper to bag four runs. Sri Lanka 209/3 (35 overs)

# Five runs off the over by Fabian Allen. Fernando skipped down the ground and played the first delivery inside-out over extra cover notch up four runs. Fernando has also brought up an ODI fifty off 57 deliveries.  Sri Lanka 201/3 (34 overs)

# Sri Lanka 196/3 (33 overs)

# Angelo Mathews is the new batsman in!

# WICKET! Mendis looked to drive straight on the fifth delivery of the 32nd over, only to see Allen dove to his right to take a return flying catch. Sri Lanka 189/3 (31.5 overs)

# A good over from Fabian Allen as he conceded just three singles. Fernando and Mendis remain strong at the middle at their respective scores of 32 and 35. Sri Lanka 173/2 (30 overs)

# Sri Lanka added another six runs in the last over. Mendis (34) flicked the second delivery from Thomas nicely to mid wicket to notch up four runs. Sri Lanka 170/2 (29 overs)

# Six runs off the last over. Mendis swat the second delivery by Allen away to fine leg for four runs. Mendis (29) and Fernando (29) have brought up a half-century stand for the fourth wicket. Sri Lanka 164/2 (28 overs)

# Sri Lanka 158/2 (27 overs)

# Fabian Allen came to bowl the last over and he gave away just four runs to Sri Lanka. The Dimuth Karunaratne-led side has crossed the 150-run mark. Sri Lanka 150/2 (26 overs)

# Four singles off the last over. Avishka Fernando (25) and Kusal Mendis (15) have brought up a little bit of partnership here. Sri Lanka 146/2 (25 overs)

Fabian Allen was introduced into the attack and he conceded just a single to Mendis. The Dimuth Karunaratne-led side is inching closer 150-run mark. Sri Lanka 142/2 (24 overs)

# Eight runs off the last over. Fernando (23) lifted the second delivery from Cottrell over cow corner over for a maximum. Sri Lanka 141/2 (23 overs)

# Sri Lanka 133/2 (22 overs)

# Brathwaite came to bowl the last over and he conceded 10 runs to Sri Lanka. Mendis (7) guided the third delivery of the over towards mid-on fielder for four runs. Sri Lanka 123/2 (21 overs)

# Eight runs off the last over. Kusal Mendis and Avishka Fernando are currently batting at their respective scores of two and five. Sri Lanka 113/2 (20 overs)

# WICKET!  Perera tapped the first delivery from Brathwaite to midwicket. The Sri Lankan opener looked to take the double, but Fernando didn't respond as Cottrell threw the ball from deep midwicket at the bowler's end to remove Perera. Sri Lanka 105/2 (19 overs)

# Six runs off the last over. Kusal Perera (63) continues to stand strong at the crease as Sri Lanka crossed the 100-run mark against the West Indies. Sri Lanka 103/1 (18 overs)

# Sri Lanka 97/1 (17 overs)

# Avishka Fernando is the new batsman in!

# WICKET! Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne, who was looking in fine touch at the crease, got the toe-end of his bat on a Jason Holder delivery and the ball went straight to wicketkeeper Shai Hope. Sri Lanka 93/1 (15.2 overs)

# Sri Lanka 91/0 (15 overs)

# FIFTY!! Kusal Perera (51) has brought up his third half-century of the 2019 World Cup off 38 balls. He achieved the feat with a single on the second delivery of the 14th over by Holder. Sri Lanka 81/0 (14 overs)

# Carlos Brathwaite was introduced into the attack and he gave away eight runs in his very first over. Perera (49) and Karunaratne (25) continue to stand strong at the crease. Sri Lanka 77/0 (13 overs)

# Six singles off the over by the West Indies captain. Perera (42) is approaching his ODI half-century, while Karunaratne is also comfortably batting at 24. Sri Lanka 69/0 (12 overs) 

# Gabriel was smashed by Perera (39) for three back-to-back boundaries as Sri Lanka cross the 50-run mark against the West Indies. Sri Lanka 63/0 (11 overs)

# Jason Holder came into the attack and he conceded just two runs to Sri Lanka. Karunaratne (20) and Perera (26) continue to stand strong at the crease. Sri Lanka 49/0 (10 overs)

# Four runs off the last over. Perera guided the last delivery of the over by Gabriel to the deep to notch up two quick runs. Sri Lanka 47/0 (9 overs)

# Sri Lanka 43/0 (8 overs)

# Gabriel was introduced into the attack and he bowled an expensive over, giving away 11 runs. Perera dragged the fourth delivery down the leg side for four runs before he pulled back another boundary in a similar fashion on the last delivery. Sri Lanka 39/0 (7 overs)

# Shannon Gabriel replaces Sheldon Cottrell into the West Indies' attack!

# A maiden over from Thomas. Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera are currently batting at their respective scores of 14 and 13. Sri Lanka 28/0 (6 overs) 

# Perera stepped out of his crease on the first ball of the over by Cottrell and slapped the delivery over point to notch up another boundary. Sri Lanka 28/0 (5 overs)

# Five runs off the last over. Thomas bowled a wide delivery as Karunaratne pounced on it and cut it to backward point for four runs. Sri Lanka 22/0 (4 overs)

# Cottrell bowled an expensive over, conceding nine runs to the opposition. The Sri Lanka skipper flicked Cottrell away for two boundaries through mid-on on the third and fifth delivery. Sri Lanka 17/0 (3 overs)

# Oshane Thomas came to bowl the second over and he gave away six runs, including a boundary. Perera (7) drilled the fourth delivery through the extra cover region for a boundary. Sri Lanka 8/0 (2 overs)

# Good first over from Cottrell as he conceded just two singles to Sri Lanka. Karunaratne got off the mark by flicking the first delivery down to square leg for one run while Perera too opened his account with one run by hitting the last delivery to third man. Sri Lanka 2/0 (1 over)

# Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera have walked down the crease to open the innings for Sri Lanka. Sheldon Cottrell to open the attack for the West Indies. 

# The two sides have walked down the crease for their national anthems.

# Lineups:

Sri Lanka Playing XI: Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Kusal Perera (WK), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Kasun Rajitha, Lasith Malinga

West Indies Playing XI: Chris Gayle, Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope (WK), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (C), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Shannon Gabriel

# West Indies opt to field first against Sri Lanka! 

# The toss is all set to take place in a few minutes. 

Sri Lanka and West Indies--who have been knocked out from the contention of making it to the semi-finals of the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup--will play for pride when they take on each othet at the Riverside Ground in Chester le Street on Monday.  

Sri Lanka are currently standing at the seventh spot in the World Cup 2019 points table with just two wins from seven matches. 

The Dimuth Karunaratne-led side'  20-run win over England gave them hopes of staying in hunt for a spot in the knock out stage. However,  a nine-wicket defeat at the hands of South Africa in their last fixture and the hosts' win against India have officially ended their campaign.

West Indies, on the other hand, are also out of contention of making it to the semi-finals. With two matches remaining, the Jason Holder-led side will look to end their campaign at the 2019 World Cup on a positive note by winning the two matches. 

The Caribbean side is currently standing at the penultimate spot just above Afghanistan on the points table with just one win from seven matches.

The two squads are as follows:

West Indies: Jason Holder (captain), Chris Gayle, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Carlos Brathwaite, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach, Ashley Nurse, Nicholas Pooran, Sunil Ambris, Evin Lewis, Shannon Gabriel, Darren Bravo, Fabian Allen. 

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (capt), Dhananjaya de Silva, Kasun Rajitha , Avishka Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay.