Match Over - Sri Lanka won by 23 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: West Indies, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
  • Referee: DC Boon
  • When: 01 Jul 2019, 11:30 SAST
  • Winner: Sri Lanka
  • Man of the Match: WIA Fernando


  • Umpire1: PR Reiffel
  • Umpire2: BNJ Oxenford
  • Third Umpire: S Ravi



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0

Sri Lanka



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0

West Indies

7.20pm That's all from us at ESPNcricinfo. See you tomorrow for a big clash - India v Bangladesh. Till then, on behalf of our scoring team and Danyal, this is Sreshth signing off

Jason Holder: "We have just got to be better. We've let some key moments slip in this World Cup. I thought their score was on par. Fernando batted well - showed us things get easier if you stay in. Pooran was excellent too. I thought we finished our bowling well. But our fielding let us down. That run-out was crucial, Hetmyer's run-out was crucial too. We just want to play the perfect game next time."

Dimuth Karunaratne: "Really good - got confidence. All the boys contributed. Those are the things I expect as captain. We put additional pressure on ourselves earlier. We all know Sri Lanka play freely, the way you saw Avishka. If you take our middle order, they were more positives. We want to play freely in our next games too. On Angelo Mathews bowling, Vandersay was leaking some runs, so offered Mathews couple of overs."

7.13pm For those asking, Sri Lanka are eliminated from the World Cup despite the win. Because they can only tie England on 10 points - and England have more wins than SL. Number of wins is the first tie-breaker in the World Cup. NRR comes into play only after that. Those two abandoned games coming back to hurt SL.

7.08pm Avishka Fernando is the Player of the Match. Kumar Sangakkara his translator.

"When I went in, I was happy doing what was required from me, says Fernando. "They bowled well. Very happy this hundred came in a winning cause. Very happy that I got this opportunity. Happy to have made use of this opportunity. And all I want to focus on is improving my game for the country."

Usman Hickmath: "Does not matter not making to semis. No one expected them to get into top 4. Many said they will finish behind Afghanistan. But there is a good chance that they will finish on par with England interms of points. Avishka and Dimuth's captaincy are great finds. Positives to take. Well played guys "

RiwajAdhikari: "I have no regrets watching this rivetting nailbiter also reading the commentary here while my exams are in less than 10 days from today and still some lab assignments left to do. Long live cricket! "

VJ: "Shahzeb.....everyone questions the intent of Dhoni but none is praising how good english bowlers yesterday...there is always two sides for the coin...don't forget it. "
Sunil GK: "Real winner is young Pooran, winning millions of hearts! Love from IND "

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Shahzeb: "though windies were in worst situation in last 10 overs then india but this is intent this is sportsmaship they are showing never die attitude this is how cricket wins shame on dhoni and other involved indian players"

Veer: "SL deserved to win this... middle order finally succeeded. Go down same path as SA, performing when there is no pressure."

7pm So Sri Lanka move to eight points - a deserved two points earned today. Sure, some may say West Indies deserved to win the match, but the comeback displayed by the SL bowlers deserves some rewards. Also, remember how solid Sri Lanka's batting was today. Karunaratne, the two Kusal's, Thirimanne and ofcourse, Avishka Fernando, batted beautifully to hand SL their highest score of WC 2019. As for West Indies, there were some sparks, especially when Pooran and Allen were batting, but eventually we were reminded once again how difficult it is to chase when there's a scoreboard pressure looming too.

49.6AD Mathews to SS Cottrell, No run, length ball outside off, and flat-batted to cover. Sri Lanka win by 23 runs!.
49.5AD Mathews to ST Gabriel, 1 run, full, on middle. Flat-batted to mid-on for one.
49.4AD Mathews to SS Cottrell, 1 run, slower ball, full on middle, and hammered over the non-striker to long on.
49.3AD Mathews to ST Gabriel, 1 run, back of a length, on middle, and he inside-edges his leg-side swipe to fine leg.
49.2AD Mathews to ST Gabriel, No run, length ball, just outside off, and through to the keeper again. Gabriel misses a cut.
49.1AD Mathews to ST Gabriel, No run, length ball, on leg stump, following the batsman. Gabriel tees away to the leg side, but can't get bat on ball.
End of over 49. 1 runs this over. 312/9 after 294 balls.
ST Gabriel 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 10-0-55-3
SS Cottrell 6 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 48. 3 runs this over. 311/8 after 288 balls.
SS Cottrell 6 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) AD Mathews 1-0-3-1
O Thomas 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Zaheer : "@Waqar Durrani it was the beginning of the Sri Lankan rise. That match was the starting point. Lara made 169*, Sri Lanka lost the match, Pakistan disqualified for the final and Sri Lanka beat WI in the final to win the Singer Trophy in 1995"

RiwajAdhikari: "Love you Mathews. Risking your hammy for your country. Hope you are okay."

Waqar Durrani: "In 5th Match, Singer Champions Trophy at Sharjah, Oct 16 1995, WI scored 333 batting first vs SL. It was like 434 of that time, but SL did manage to get 329/9 with 4 balls to spare before the centurion Hashan Tilkaratne got caught at boundary. Best chase of my childhood. Still WI vs SL, yet again."

End of over 47. 9 runs this over. 308/7 after 281 balls.
SS Cottrell 4 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) I Udana 10-0-67-0
N Pooran 118 (102b 11x4 4x6 ) more
End of over 46. 7 runs this over. 299/7 after 275 balls.
N Pooran 113 (99b 10x4 4x6 ) SL Malinga 9-0-54-2
SS Cottrell 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 45. 10 runs this over. 292/7 after 269 balls.
N Pooran 108 (95b 9x4 4x6 ) I Udana 9-0-58-0
SS Cottrell 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Mohsin : "It Wouldn't be wrong to say to Allen sacrificed his wicket for Poorn. #friendshipgoals"

End of over 44. 10 runs this over. 281/6 after 263 balls.
N Pooran 99 (91b 9x4 3x6 ) CAK Rajitha 10-0-75-1
FA Allen 50 (30b 7x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 43. 9 runs this over. 271/6 after 258 balls.
FA Allen 43 (28b 7x4 0x6 ) I Udana 8-0-48-0
N Pooran 97 (88b 9x4 3x6 ) more
End of over 42. 7 runs this over. 262/6 after 252 balls.
FA Allen 35 (23b 5x4 0x6 ) CAK Rajitha 9-0-65-1
N Pooran 96 (87b 9x4 3x6 ) more
End of over 41. 11 runs this over. 255/6 after 246 balls.
N Pooran 94 (84b 9x4 3x6 ) DM de Silva 10-0-49-0
FA Allen 30 (20b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 40. 10 runs this over. 244/6 after 240 balls.
N Pooran 83 (78b 8x4 2x6 ) SL Malinga 8-0-47-2
FA Allen 30 (20b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 39. 9 runs this over. 234/6 after 234 balls.
FA Allen 22 (16b 3x4 0x6 ) I Udana 7-0-39-0
N Pooran 81 (76b 8x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 38. 11 runs this over. 224/6 after 227 balls.
FA Allen 13 (11b 2x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 7-0-36-2
N Pooran 80 (74b 8x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 37. 6 runs this over. 213/6 after 222 balls.
N Pooran 80 (72b 8x4 2x6 ) I Udana 6-0-30-0
FA Allen 4 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 36. 7 runs this over. 207/6 after 216 balls.
FA Allen 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 6-0-26-2
N Pooran 75 (69b 7x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 35. 6 runs this over. 200/6 after 210 balls.
FA Allen 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) I Udana 5-0-24-0
N Pooran 71 (67b 7x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 34. 13 runs this over. 192/5 after 203 balls.
N Pooran 64 (62b 6x4 2x6 ) CAK Rajitha 8-0-56-1
CR Brathwaite 7 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 33. 7 runs this over. 179/5 after 198 balls.
CR Brathwaite 6 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) FDM Karunaratne 1-0-7-0
N Pooran 53 (58b 5x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 32. 4 runs this over. 172/5 after 192 balls.
CR Brathwaite 6 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) CAK Rajitha 7-0-43-1
N Pooran 46 (56b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 31. 9 runs this over. 168/5 after 185 balls.
CR Brathwaite 5 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) JDF Vandersay 7-0-50-1
N Pooran 45 (52b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 30. 3 runs this over. 155/5 after 179 balls.
CR Brathwaite 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) CAK Rajitha 6-0-37-1
N Pooran 38 (47b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Danyal's itching to chat with you guys for a bit. Here he is

End of over 29. 7 runs this over. 150/5 after 173 balls.
N Pooran 35 (44b 4x4 0x6 ) JDF Vandersay 6-0-39-1
CR Brathwaite 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Nilashish: "I still can't understand how on earth people are blaming Dhoni for yesterday's performance. You simply can't score just 28 in PP1 while chasing 337."

Nuka Shrinivas : "@Rifky your "right arm rubbish" takes wicket.."

End of over 28. 6 runs this over. 143/4 after 168 balls.
N Pooran 30 (41b 3x4 0x6 ) DM de Silva 9-0-38-0
JO Holder 26 (25b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Shan Subhaschan: "Lanka missing a trick by not bowling Udana now instead of Vandersay as he is very inconsistent and a settled left hander in the park. "

End of over 27. 5 runs this over. 137/4 after 162 balls.
N Pooran 25 (36b 2x4 0x6 ) JDF Vandersay 5-0-32-0
JO Holder 25 (24b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 26. 6 runs this over. 132/4 after 156 balls.
N Pooran 21 (32b 1x4 0x6 ) DM de Silva 8-0-32-0
JO Holder 24 (22b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Rifky: "SL need few overs from thirimanne and dimuth.. vandersay is literally bowling "right arm rubbish""

End of over 25. 7 runs this over. 126/4 after 150 balls.
JO Holder 23 (21b 4x4 0x6 ) JDF Vandersay 4-0-27-0
N Pooran 16 (27b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 24. 3 runs this over. 119/4 after 144 balls.
N Pooran 13 (24b 0x4 0x6 ) DM de Silva 7-0-26-0
JO Holder 19 (18b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 5 runs this over. 116/4 after 138 balls.
JO Holder 19 (18b 4x4 0x6 ) JDF Vandersay 3-0-20-0
N Pooran 10 (18b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 6 runs this over. 111/4 after 132 balls.
JO Holder 15 (13b 3x4 0x6 ) DM de Silva 6-0-23-0
N Pooran 9 (17b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Ben de Fig: "Hi Sreshth - who are the oldest and youngest players at this years WC?" -- Tahir and Mujeeb respectively, I think

End of over 21. 11 runs this over. 105/4 after 125 balls.
N Pooran 8 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) JDF Vandersay 2-0-15-0
JO Holder 10 (9b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 20. 6 runs this over. 94/4 after 119 balls.
JO Holder 5 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) CAK Rajitha 5-0-35-1
N Pooran 7 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 19. 4 runs this over. 88/4 after 113 balls.
N Pooran 6 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) JDF Vandersay 1-0-4-0
JO Holder 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 2 runs this over. 84/4 after 108 balls.
JO Holder 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) CAK Rajitha 4-0-29-1
N Pooran 4 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 4 runs this over. 82/3 after 102 balls.
SO Hetmyer 28 (34b 2x4 0x6 ) I Udana 4-0-18-0
N Pooran 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 12 runs this over. 77/3 after 95 balls.
N Pooran 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) CAK Rajitha 3-0-26-1
SO Hetmyer 26 (30b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 3 runs this over. 65/2 after 90 balls.
CH Gayle 29 (46b 1x4 1x6 ) I Udana 3-0-14-0
SO Hetmyer 21 (28b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 8 runs this over. 62/2 after 84 balls.
SO Hetmyer 20 (26b 1x4 0x6 ) CAK Rajitha 2-0-14-0
CH Gayle 27 (42b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 13. 4 runs this over. 54/2 after 77 balls.
SO Hetmyer 19 (24b 1x4 0x6 ) I Udana 2-0-11-0
CH Gayle 20 (37b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 6 runs this over. 50/2 after 72 balls.
CH Gayle 19 (35b 1x4 0x6 ) CAK Rajitha 1-0-6-0
SO Hetmyer 17 (21b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 7 runs this over. 44/2 after 66 balls.
SO Hetmyer 16 (20b 1x4 0x6 ) I Udana 1-0-7-0
CH Gayle 14 (30b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 4 runs this over. 37/2 after 60 balls.
CH Gayle 13 (27b 0x4 0x6 ) DM de Silva 5-0-17-0
SO Hetmyer 10 (17b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Pratik Pokharel: "A moment of appreciation for Malinga who has given us many good memories. He's a fighter and a true gentleman and the game of cricket is lucky to have him. The thing that I am personally going to miss is his bowling action and his laughs even after getting hit for a Six.#thankyoumalinga" -- True, and on that note, time to welcome Danyal on commentary

kalpesh sanghvi: "i still not getting no one is talking about what happens to India if they loose both there next Mathces.. Are India through to Semis?" -- technically, they could get eliminated if they lose both games with biggish margins

End of over 9. 1 runs this over. 33/2 after 54 balls.
CH Gayle 12 (26b 0x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 5-0-19-2
SO Hetmyer 7 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 2 runs this over. 32/2 after 48 balls.
SO Hetmyer 6 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) DM de Silva 4-0-13-0
CH Gayle 12 (24b 0x4 0x6 ) more

zed: "@kamranhaider - Understand what you are saying.. But NZ is a much better team than Pak and considering how Pak played before the WC and their up and down performances during the WC, NZ is already for me a better semi finalist"

End of over 7. 5 runs this over. 30/2 after 42 balls.
SO Hetmyer 5 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 4-0-18-2
CH Gayle 11 (19b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 3 runs this over. 25/2 after 36 balls.
SO Hetmyer 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) DM de Silva 3-0-11-0
CH Gayle 10 (18b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Anil: "Everyone worrying about England and Pakistan but what are chances of India or NZ eliminating." -- NZ's net-run rate is really good though! It's more likely that India can get eliminated than New Zealand... if India fail to beat Bangladesh and Sri Lanka!

End of over 5. 2 runs this over. 22/1 after 29 balls.
SD Hope 5 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 3-0-13-1
CH Gayle 8 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Farrukh: "It appears that Pakistan's only hope is that England beats NZ. Too much of a NNR difference between NZ & Pakistan since they lost badly from West Indies in their opener." -- You can also hope that NZ beats England, and Pakistan beats Bangladesh. That will see Pakistan through as well

#Cricket_Foreve: "In meeting everyone discussing something and I am busy reading Cricinfo comments. Thank you guys for saving me. Hoping for a close match and SL win by 1 run."

End of over 4. 3 runs this over. 20/1 after 24 balls.
CH Gayle 7 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) DM de Silva 2-0-8-0
SD Hope 5 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 6 runs this over. 17/1 after 17 balls.
SD Hope 4 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 2-0-11-1
CH Gayle 5 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Tushar Patil: "@Ahsas - After Saturday, you may add Mayank Agarwal in it. ~~~~Dreaming~~~~~"

End of over 2. 5 runs this over. 11/0 after 12 balls.
CH Gayle 5 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) DM de Silva 1-0-5-0
SW Ambris 5 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 2 runs this over. 2/0 after 5 balls.
SW Ambris 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) SL Malinga 1-0-2-0
CH Gayle 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Ahsas: "Its amazing that how a single player can lift the whole team and shift the momentum in his team's favour. Like J. Roy, A. Fernando, H.Sohail...."

CH GayleC JDF Vandersay B CAK Rajitha3570481272.92
SW AmbrisC MDKJ Perera B SL Malinga51161083.33
SD HopeB SL Malinga513111045.45
SO HetmyerRun out DM de Silva 2962382076.32
N PooranC MDKJ Perera B AD Mathews118156103114114.56
JO HolderC B JDF Vandersay26382640100
CR BrathwaiteRun out I Udana 833151053.33
FA AllenRun out CAK Rajitha,I Udana 51503271159.38
SS Cottrellnot out 735100070
O ThomasLBW SL Malinga1860016.67
ST Gabrielnot out 3770042.86
Total 315/9
SL Malinga10.005535.5
DM de Silva10.004904.9
I Udana10.006706.7
CAK Rajitha10.007617.6
JDF Vandersay7.005017.14
FDM Karunaratne1.00707
AD Mathews2.00613