Sri Lanka held off a West Indies charge at Chester-le-Street on Monday to win an energizing clash of two World Cup likewise rans by 23 runs.
Both teams came into the match aware they could not reach the semi-finals but the Caribbean side came close to pulling off the highest successful chase in World Cup history.
Sri Lanka batted brilliantly to post a commanding aggregate of 338 for six in their 50 overs, on account of Avishka Fernando’s initial one-day universal century.
That all out looked past the West Indies in the early piece of their innings yet Nicholas Pooran burrowed profound, likewise scoring his lady ODI ton.
The West Indies ended up stuck in an unfortunate situation at 22-2, with Sunil Ambris and Shai Hope back in the changing area, both expelled by veteran quick bowler Lasith Malinga.
Chris Gayle glimmered quickly yet was gotten for 35 from a steepling top edge by Jeffrey Vandersay off the bowling of Kasun Rajitha.
Pooran, 23, held the innings together yet the West Indies’ expectations were seriously hit when Carlos Brathwaite was unfortunately run out when bowler Isuru Udana occupied the ball into the stumps off his fingertips, with the batsman well out of his ground.
The West Indies looked blue at 199-6 in the 35th over however Pooran put on 83 for the seventh wicket with Fabian Allen to keep them in the chase before a subsequent run-out.
The Caribbean side required 31 keeps running off the last three overs when chief Dimuth Karunaratne gathered Angelo Mathews to bowl without precedent for an ODI since 2017.
He hit with his first ball, evacuating a distressed Pooran, who cut at a harmless wide conveyance and was gotten behind by wicketkeeper Kusal Perera.
Prior, Fernando hit a shimmering lady ODI century, with the majority of the top request contributing to support him.
The 21-year-old achieved three figures off precisely 100 balls with eight fours and two sixes yet was gotten by Fabian Allen off the bowling of Sheldon Cottrell for 104.
Sri Lanka restored their blurring any desires for achieving the World Cup semi-finals by beating England yet an overwhelming thrashing to South Africa and results somewhere else finished their odds.
West Indies began the competition with a pounding seven-wicket win against Pakistan yet have not won a solitary match since, with their batsmen specifically disappointing them.
Australia are as yet the main side scientifically sure of their place in the last four, with India, New Zealand and England at present involving the other top-four openings.
Pakistan Bangladesh still get an opportunity of advancing.