Nicholas Pooran scored 118 but Sri Lanka won by 23 runs against West Indies in the ICC Cricket World Cup encounter in Durham. (Image Credit: Getty Images)
Live Cricket Updates: West Indies won the toss and chose to bowl in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash in Durham. Both sides are knocked out of the tournament and they will be playing for pride. Kusal Perera and Dimuth Karunaratne started confidently and strung a solid opening partnership but Jason Holder got the big wicket of Karunaratne as the 93-run stand was broken. Kusal Perea notched up his third fifty in the tournament but he was run-out. Avishka Fernando and Kusal Mendis steadied the ship with a solid stand and there was a good contribution from Angelo Mathews. Fernando scored his maiden century as Sri Lanka reached 338/6 and West Indies would be hoping to create history by registering the highest individual chase in World Cup history. In response, Lasith Malingatook two wicket. Chris Gayle smashed 35 but could not carry on and the middle order stuttered. However, Nicholas Pooran blasted his maiden century and Fabian Allen smashed his first fifty but Angelo Mathews removed Pooran and West Indies lost by 23 runs. (Scorecard)
23:33 hrs IST: Sri Lanka win by 23 runs. It was a fantastic knock from Nicholas Pooran but West Indies suffer heartbreak. Story of their tournament
23:27 hrs IST: WICKET! The umpire does not give it out and Sri Lanka opt for the review. Oshane Thomas gets trapped in front by a searing full length ball. There is no inside edge and the ball is pitching just in line to hit leg stump. West Indies need 28 off 9 balls.
23:24 hrs IST: Catch dropped by Isuru Udana but one feels Mathews has done his bit. West Indies need 28 off 12 balls. Malinga has one over. Sri Lanka on top. West Indies are 311/8 after 48 overs.
23:20 hrs IST: WICKET! Massive moment in the game. Angelo Mathews bowls for the first time in the tournament and Pooran edges a wide ball to the keeper. He falls for a brilliant 118 and with that, West Indies hopes go down the drain.
23:17 hrs IST: Tension among the Sri Lankans. Pooran blasts a boundary and West Indies need 31 off 18 balls.
23:09 hrs IST: CATCH DROPPED by the substitute Thisara Perera and Pooran gets a massive life. West Indies are 299/7 in 46 overs, need 40 off 24
23:04 hrs IST: Pooran blasts a short ball into the stands and West Indies are 292/7 after 45 overs, needing 47 off 30 balls.
23:00 hrs IST: BRAIN FADE! Allen is fuming after he is run-out. No chance of a run and Sri Lanka have broken this stand. On the other hand, Nicholas Pooran scores his maiden CENTURY. In the 45th over, West Indies are 285/7.
22:56 hrs IST: With a six, Fabian Allen notches up his maiden fifty. West Indies can still win this. After 44 overs, West Indies are 282/6, need 57 off 36 balls.
22:47 hrs IST: Another superb over for the West Indies. Pooran and Allen's stand are really keeping them in the contest. After 42 overs, West Indies are 262/6, needing 77 off 48 balls.
22:39 hrs IST: Pooran and Fabian Allen are putting up a real fight. West Indies are 250/6 after 40 overs.
22:28 hrs IST: Fabian Allen reads Malinga's variations well as he leaks 12 runs. West Indies are 225/6 in 38 overs.
22:24 hrs IST: Pooran continues to hold Sri Lanka at bay. West Indies are 213/6 in the 37th over.
22:17 hrs IST: The asking rate as crossed nine. West Indies are 207/6 after 36 overs.
22:10 hrs IST: WICKET! Carlos Brathwaits is run-out and Sri Lanka get the massive wicket. Can Pooran continue the entertainment? West Indies are 200/6 after 35 overs.
22:06 hrs IST: Pooran blasts a four and a six off Rajitha and West Indies are 194/5 after 34 overs.
21:57 hrs IST: FIFTY for Nicholas Pooran! His third in ODIs. He gets there with a six as West Indies are 179/5 after 33 overs.
21:50 hrs IST: Pooran and Brathwate are scoring well. After 31 overs, West Indies are 168/5.
21:41 hrs IST: Nicholas Pooran nears his fifty as he creams a flighted ball from Vandersay. Can Carlos Brathwaite create some magic? After 29 overs, West Indies are 152/5.
21:38 hrs IST: WICKET! The partnership is broken. Jason Holder mistimes the lofted shot straight to long on and West Indies are 145/5 in the 29th over.
21:32 hrs IST: The partnership between Holder and Pooran has gone past 50. West Indies are 137/4 after 27 overs.
21:25 hrs IST: West Indies are not making great progress. West Indies are 126/4 after 25 overs.
21:18 hrs IST: Vandersay bowls a full toss and Holder clubs it down the ground after surviving a stumping chance. West Indies are 116/4 after 23 overs.
21:11 hrs IST: Vandersay loses his line and length and West Indies are 105/4 after 21 overs.
21:07 hrs IST: Holder gets going with a boundary and West Indies are 94/4 in 20 overs.
20:57 hrs IST: WICKET! Last thing the West Indies needed. Shimron Hetmyer is sent back and he is run out. West Indies are 84/4 after 17.5 overs
20:53 hrs IST: Udana and Rajitha strive for another wicket. West Indies are 82/3 in 17 overs.
20:43 hrs IST: WICKET! Massive moment for Rajitha. Length ball close to the off stump, Gayle top-edges the lofted shot and Vandersay takes the catch in the off side. West Indies are 71/3 in the 16th over.
20:41 hrs IST: Isuru Udana bowls a tight over and West Indies are 65/2 after 15 overs.
20:36 hrs IST: Kasun Rajitha is smashed by Chris Gayle over deep midwicket for a six. After 14 overs, West Indies are 62/2.
20:27 hrs IST: Gayle blasts a boundary and West Indies cross 50. After 12 overs, West Indies are 51/2.
20:22 hrs IST: Hetmyer slams a boundary off Isuru Udana and West Indies are 44/2 in 11 overs.
20:17 hrs IST: Dhananjaya de Silva bowls two tight overs and West Indies are 37/2 after 10 overs.
20:12 hrs IST: DROPPED! Gayle and Hetmyer benefit from dropped catches in one over bowled by Lasith Malinga. After nine overs, West Indies are 33/2.
20:01 hrs IST: WICKET! Lasith Malinga is the star as he takes two wickets. He gets rid of Shai Hope and Sunil Ambris. Chris Gayle is golding firm and West Indies are 25/2 after six overs.
19:01 hrs IST: Sri Lanka end on 338/6. Avishka Fernando the star with 104 while Jason Holder took two wickets. Massive task ahead for West Indies.
18:55 hrs IST: After 49 overs, Sri Lanka are 327/6 as Isuru Udana falls.
18:50 hrs IST: WICKET! Avishka Fernando falls after a brilliant knock of 104. Sri Lanka are 321/5 after 48 overs.
18:45 hrs IST: MAIDEN CENTURY! Brilliant stuff from Avishka Fernando. Remember the name! He is going to be a big star for Sri Lanka in the near future. Sri Lanka are 313/4 after 47 overs.
18:40 hrs IST: Avishka Fernando glances a full ball to fine leg and Sri Lanka cross 3000. After 46 overs, Sri Lanka are 304/3.
18:36 hrs IST: Thirimanne slams two boundaries off Brathwaite as Sri Lanka near 300. After 45 overs, Sri Lanka are 294/4.
18:32 hrs IST: Thomas gets a wicket off a no-ball and West Indies suffer. Sri Lanka are 281/4 after 44 overs.
18:27 hrs IST: Avishka Fernando crunches a six to deep midwicket off Sheldon Cottrell and Sri Lanka are 275/4 after 43 overs.
18:23 hrs IST: Tight over from Holder and Sri Lanka are 264/4 after 42 overs.
18:15 hrs IST: Lahiru Thirimanne gets going with a boundary and a nice drive to deep extra cover while Avishka Fernando is batting well. After 41 overs, Sri Lanka are 257/4.
18:08 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant ball from Holder as Mathews comes down the track and looks to dig out a yorker but the middle stumps is pegged back. Sri Lanka are 247/4 in the 40th over.
18:04 hrs IST: Angelo Mathews blasts a six and a four off Fabian Allen as Sri Lanka reach 247/3 after 39 overs.
17:59 hrs IST: Fernando and Angelo Mathews are capitalising on some loose West Indies bowling and Sri Lanka are 235/3 after 38 overs.
17:45 hrs IST: Avishka Fernando gets an edge off Gabriel and Sri Lanka are 210/3 after 35 overs.
17:39 hrs IST: Avishka Fernando is batting confidently as Sri Lanka cross 200. After 34 overs, Sri Lanka are 201/3.
17:30 hrs IST: FIFTY! Fernando blasts his second fifty and it has been an impressive knock from the young Sri Lankan. Sri Lanka are 195/3 after 32.5 overs.
17:23 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant from Fabian Allen. Mendis chips a flighted ball to the right of Allen but he dives and takes a brilliant catch. Sri Lanka are 189/3 after 31.5 overs.
17:20 hrs IST: Avishka Fernando continues to tackle the short ball and gets a boundary off Oshane Thomas. Sri Lanka are 179/2 after 31 overs.
17:17 hrs IST: Sri Lanka are 173/2 after 30 overs. From this position, they must need a score in excess of 330.
17:14 hrs IST: Mendis and Avishka Fernando continue to find the boundary and Sri Lanka are 170/2 after 29 overs.
17:09 hrs IST: Faiban Allen is bowling at 100kmph, essentially he is a spinner. Mendis gets another boundary and Sri Lanka are 164/2 after 28 overs.
17:01 hrs IST: Kusal Mendis and Avishka Fernando are batting really well and Sri Lanka are 158/2 after 27 overs.
16:55 hrs IST: Fabian Allen comes into the attack and only one run coomes off it. Sri Lanka would be eyeing a score close to 300. After 24 overs, Sri Lanka are 142/2.
16:51 hrs IST: Avishka Fernando clobbers Sheldon Cottrell for a six to deep midwicket as they tackle the short ball. After 23 overs, Sri Lanka are 141/2
16:47 hrs IST: Kusal Mendis and Avishka Fernando slam two boundaries off Jason Holder and Sri Lanka are 133/2 after 22 overs.
16:42 hrs IST: Kusal Mendis strikes a lovely boundary past mid off for a boundary and Sri Lanka are 123/2 after 21 overs.
16:37 hrs IST: Jason Holder bowls with indiscipline and Sri Lanka score some free runs. After 20 overs, Sri Lanka are 113/2.
16:28 hrs IST: CATCH DROPPED BUT WICKET! Nicholas Pooran has dropped Kusal Perera at square leg. However, in the quest of taking a second run off Brathwaite, he is sent back and is run-out by Sheldon Cottrell. Sri Lanka are 104/2 in 18.1 overs.
16:22 hrs IST: Avishka Fernando survives an LBW shout and West Indies lose the review as the ball is missing leg stump. After 17 overs, Sri Lanka are 97/1.
16:13 hrs IST: WICKET! Terrible shot from the Sri Lankan skipper. Short and wide ball outside off, Karunaratne could have left it but he chases after it and the bottom edge is taken by Shai Hope. Dimuth Karunaratne c Hope b Holder 32. India 93/1 after 15.2 overs.
16:08 hrs IST: After notching up his third fifty, Kusal Perera drills Brathwaite down the ground for a boundary and Sri Lanka are 91/0 after 15 overs.
16:04 hrs IST: 14th fifty for Kusal Perera. He has been the lone bright spark for Sri Lanka in the top order as they reach 79/0 after 13.2 overs.
16:02 hrs IST: Carlos Brathwaite is into the attack and Kusal Perera nears his fifty. Sri Lanka are 77/0 after 13 overs.
15:57 hrs IST: Jason Holder bowls a tight over and Sri Lanka are 69/0 after 12 overs.
15:54 hrs IST: Hat-trick of fours from Kusal Perera and Shannon Gabriel suffers. Three fours and Sri Lanka are 63/0 after 11 overs.
15:48 hrs IST: Sri Lanka have done well in the powerplay. After 10 overs, Sri Lanka are 49/0.
15:43 hrs IST: Shannon Gabriel is bowling at good pace and Sri Lanka are 47/0 after nine overs. Gabriel crossed 91 mph in the last couple of deliveries.
15:39 hrs IST: Karunaratne drills a full ball past deep backward point for a boundary and Sri Lanka are 43/0 after eight overs.
15:33 hrs IST: After Oshane Thomas bowls a maiden over, Kusal Perera flicks Shannon Gabriel to the fine leg fence for a boundary. After seven overs, Sri Lanka are 39/0.
15:24 hrs IST: Kusal Perera dances down the track and carves Oshane Thomas to the deep extra cover fence and Sri Lanka are 28/0 after five overs.
15:21 hrs IST: Another four by Dimuth Karunaratne as Oshane Thomas bowls short and wide. Sri Lanka are 22/0 after four overs.
15:17 hrs IST: Karunaratne gets going with a brilliant couple of boundaries off Cottrell. The bowler strays onto the pads and Sri Lanka are 17/0 after three overs.
15:11 hrs IST: FOUR! Kusal Perera creams a drive to deep extra cover to get going in style. After two overs, Sri Lanka are 8/0.
15:07 hrs IST: Dimuth Karunaratne does not fall in the first ball and Sri Lanka are 2/0 in the first over. Good start from Sheldon Cottrell.
14:40 hrs IST: Here are the playing XI for two sides:
West Indies (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Sunil Ambris, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Fabian Allen, Shannon Gabriel, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Perera(w), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Kasun Rajitha, Lasith Malinga
14:35 hrs IST: So West Indies has won the toss and opt to field first against Sri Lanka at Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street
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13:33 hrs IST:
13:30 hrs IST: The toss is scheduled to happen at 14:30 hrs IST and the team winning the toss will look to have a bat as chasing has comparatively been dificult in the tournament so far. However, this remains to be seen if toss winning captain goes with the same mindset.
13:15 hrs IST:
13:10 hrs IST: Hello and a warm welcome. We are all set to witness another cracker jack of an encounter in 2019 World Cup as Sri Lanka take on West Indies at Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street. It's a do-or-die encounter for the Islanders who need a win in order to have any chance of staying alive in the competition as they currently with just six points from seven matches and face a steep climb in NRR.;On the other hand, for West Indies, the game is all about playing for pride as they are not in the running any more to qualify for the semi-finals, with just three points.