/Sri Lanka vs West Indies Highlights, World Cup 2019: Nicholas Poorans Hundred In Vain As West Indies Lose To Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka vs West Indies Highlights, World Cup 2019: Nicholas Poorans Hundred In Vain As West Indies Lose To Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka vs West Indies Highlights, World Cup 2019: Nicholas Pooran

Sri Lanka vs West Indies Highlights: Nicholas Pooran scored his maiden ODI century. © AFP

Nicholas Pooran’s maiden ODI century went in vain as Sri Lanka beat the West Indies by 23 runs in Chester-le-Street on Monday. West Indies got off to a poor start as they lost Sunil Ambris and Shai Hope early in the tough chase. Chris Gayle once again failed to put up an impressive show and lost his wicket for 35. Nicholas Pooran batted positively from one end but the wickets kept falling from the other end. He got some support from Faben Allen. Allen completed his maiden ODI half-century, while Pooran scored his maiden ODI ton. A mix-up between the two batsmen resulted in an unfortunate run out. Sensing the game is slipping away, Sri Lanka brought former skipper Angelo Mathews into the attack and he dismissed Pooran on his first ball which turned out to be the biggest turning point of the match. Earlier, Sri Lanka posted a mammoth total of 338/6 in 50 overs. Avishka Fernando scored his maiden hundred, which powered Sri Lanka to their highest total of World Cup 2019. He smashed 104 runs off 103 balls with the help of nine fours and two sixes. After being invited to bat by the West Indies, Sri Lanka got off to a terrific start as openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera stitched a 93-run partnership for the first wicket. Kusal Perera hit 64 runs off 51 balls, including eight boundaries. Efforts of Kusal Mendis (39), Dimuth Karunaratne (32) and Lahiru Thirimanne (45*) also added to Sri Lanka’s total. For West Indies, skipper Jason Holder was the leading wicket-taker with two wickets. Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas and Fabian Allen claimed one wicket apiece. (SCORECARD)

World Cup 2019 Match Today, Highlights Between Sri Lanka vs West Indies, Straight from Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street.

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  • Sri Lanka win by 23 runs

    Mathews is back again with the last over. He bowled two tidy overs in crunch situation to hand Sri Lanka their third win of World Cup 2019.

  • LBW appeal… Not given… Decision overturned!

    Sri Lanka have reviewed the decision and replay shows there was no bat involved and the ball would have crashed into the stumps. Malinga gets his third wicket of the day as Thomas departs.

  • Another drop!

    Isuru Udana drops a straight forward chance to deny Mathews his second wicket. Nevertheless his first ball could be the biggest turning point in the match. 

  • Big blow for West Indies!

    Angelo Mathews comes to bowl after two years and picks up wicket on his first ball as Pooran tries to smack him over but only manages an outside edge which goes straight into keeper’s gloves. He last bowled in December 2017.

  • Wide!

    Isuru Udana is feeling the pressure here as he bowls a wide trying to keep Pooran off strike. These freebies might haunt Sri Lanka for we are up for a close finish.

  • Four!

    Length ball from Udana and Pooran smashed it powerfully in the gap between long on and deep midwicket for a boundary.

  • 300 up for West Indies

    Sheldon Cottrell takes a single on the first ball of the 47th over to bring Pooran on strike. With that comes up 300 runs for West Indies.

  • Costly drop from Thisara Parera! Four!

    Lasith Malinga almost did the job for his side but Thisara Parera dropped a sitter at long off after charging in from the fence. The ball brushed his finger tips and crossed the fence to West Indies four runs. West Indies get massive reprieve as Pooran survives. 

  • SIX!

    Isuru Udana errs in his line and Nicholas Pooran hits it over backward sqaure leg fence for a maximum.

  • Maiden ODI 100 for Pooran

    Nicholas Pooran completes his maiden ODI hundred with two runs. The match is not over for him though. He needs to bat till the end and take his side home.

  • Mix up and run out!

    Nicholas Pooran calls Fabian Allen for a single and then sends him back. Rijitha directs his throw to bowler’s end and West Indies lose key wicket.

  • SIX! 50 for Allen

    Fabian Allen gets the ball right in his hitting arc and raises it over bowler’s head to collect his first maximum.

  • Four!

    Fabian Allen this time plays towards the fine leg and a messy fielding effort gifts him a boundary.

  • Four!

    With third man inside, Udana choses to bowl a wide ball and Allen played it nicely for a four.

  • Four!

    Fabian Allen deserves all the praise for the kind of knock he is playing. He has eased pressure from Nicholas Pooran by hitting boundaries from the other end. He smashed Kasun Rajitha for a four straight over his head

  • Four!

    Unlucky for Sri Lanka but West Indies will take those. Pooran wanted to cut the ball but bottom edge went between keeper’s legs and raced away to the third man fence for four.

  • SIX!

    Dhananjaya de Silva bowls a half-tacker and Nicholas Pooran goes back in the crease and hits it cleanly over midwicket fence for a maximum.

  • Four!

    Mid-off was inside the circle and Fabian Allen puts the full and wide ball from Lasith Malinga in the gap to collect another boundary. Allen is doing what no other batsmen could do, support Pooran from the other end.

  • Four!

    Fabian Allen continues to impress with his clean hitting. He picked up Udana’s short delivery outside off stump and played it through extra cover for a boundary. 

  • Four!

    Fabian Allen hits Lasith Malinga for a boundary for the second time in the over. Malinga conceded 12  runs in the over.

  • Four!

    Lasith Malinga misses his length just marginally and Fabian Allen flicks it to midwicket for a four.

  • Four!

    Isuru Udana bowls a wide delivery to Nicholas Pooran, he manages to put his bat to the ball and the ball races to third man fence.. 

  • 200 up for Windies!

    Nicholas Pooran pulls the ball to deep square leg for a single and brings up 200 runs on board.

  • Unfortunate dismissal for Brathwaite!

    Nichols Pooran played the ball too straight down the ground, ball kisses Isuru Udana’s finger tips and crashes on to the stumps and Brathwaite was found outside his crease. A terrible way to get out. Huge blow for the Windies.

  • Four!

    Wayward delivery from Isuru Udana and Nicholas Pooran puts it away to backward square leg fence with ease for a boundary.

  • SIX!

    You can’t bowl there to Nicholas Pooran as he has the ability the to put the ball into the stands. Rajitha pitched the ball short and Pooran pulled it over square leg fence for a maximum.

  • Four!

    Nicholas Pooran charges down the track and lofts the ball over midwicket region for another glorious boundary.

  • SIX! 50 up for Pooran

    Nicholas Pooran gets to his second ODI fifty in style with a maximum over midwicket. The ball was pitched short and deserved the treatment.

  • Four!

    Jeffrey Vandersay has bowled too many freebies today. This time he drifted down leg side and Pooran got down on his knees and swept it behind sqaure leg fence for a four.

  • Four!

    Carlos Brathwaite drives Kasun Rajitha’s full ball straight down the ground for a four.

  • Four!

    Full ball from Jeffrey Vandersay and Pooran smashes the ball over umpire’s head for a cracking four. 

  • Out! Holder departs

    Jeffrey Vandersay finally gets his man as Jason Holder fails to clear the infield and hits straight to Jeevan Mendis at mid-on who times his tiny jump to perfection to complete a good catch.

  • Four!

    Width outside off stump from Dhananjaya de Silva, Nicholas Pooran puts the ball in the gap between backward point and short third man fielder and gets a boundary for that shot.

  • Four!

    Jeffrey Vandersay drops short once again and Nicholas Pooran rocks back in the crease and hammers it on the on-side for a boundary.

  • Four!

    Dhananjaya de Silva bowls full outside off stump to Nicholas Pooran, he plays that along the ground away from mid-on fielder and the ball races away to the fence.

  • Four!

    Jeffrey Vandersay bowls another full toss and Jason Holder hits him for another boundary. 

  • Stumping appeal! Not Out!

    Third umpire called for a stumping appeal. The replay shows Holder’s foot was grounded when the keeper removed the bails. 

  • Four!

    This is third boundary for Jason Holder in his short innings. All result of beautiful timings. The ball was drifting down leg side and Holder flicked it nicely using his bottom hand to earn another boundary.

  • Four!

    Tossed up delivery from Jeffrey Vandersay and Jason Holder plays that away from point for a four.

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