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Tuesday, 02 July 2019 - 7:56
Sri Lanka beat West Indies in a nail biter
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West Indies fell 23 runs short of a record World Cup run chase despite a magnificent 118 from Nicholas Pooran against Sri Lanka yesterday.

Set 339 after a maiden century from Sri Lanka's Avishka Fernando, the Windies were 84 for 4 in the 18th over.

Pooran played some swashbuckling shots, ably supported by Fabian Allen 51.

Yet with 31 needed from the last three overs, Pooran was caught behind as West Indies closed on 315 for 9, Lasith Malinga claiming 3 for 55.

Meanwhile, former Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews was introduced for his first bowl of the tournament and his opening delivery - an inviting ball wide of off stump - was edged to the keeper by Pooran.

Mathews, who impressed with the ball, added that it was his first ball since December 2017.



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