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Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka | 'Points on the Board!' - Twitter Celebrates Sri Lanka's Hard-fought Victory

Cricketnext Staff |June 5, 2019, 12:11 AM IST
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka | 'Points on the Board!' - Twitter Celebrates Sri Lanka's Hard-fought Victory

An incredible bowling performance from Nuwan Pradeep and Lasith Malinga helped Sri Lanka edge out Afghanistan by 34 runs (DLS Method) in a rain-curtailed encounter at Cardiff.

Sri Lanka got off to an exceptional start with Kusal Perera blazing away at the Afghanistan bowlers.

But Mohammad Nabi took three wickets in an over to peg back the run-rate. Sri Lanka then underwent a massive collapse, on either side of the rain break, to finish on 201.

Afghanistan looked like they would get away with the run-chase but Sri Lanka kept chipping in with regular breakthroughs.

Afghanistan tried to inch their way to the total but Lasith Malinga came around and cleaned up the tail to give his side a much-needed win in the tournament.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
AUS
7 6 1 0 12 +0.90
2
NZ
7 5 1 1 11 +1.02
3
IND
5 4 0 1 9 +0.80
4
ENG
7 4 3 0 8 +1.05
5
BAN
7 3 3 1 7 -0.13
6
PAK
7 3 3 1 7 -0.97
7
SL
6 2 2 2 6 -1.11
8
WI
6 1 4 1 3 +0.19
9
SA
7 1 5 1 3 -0.32
10
AFG
7 0 7 0 0 -1.63

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 6266 123
2 England 6084 122
3 New Zealand 4455 114
4 Australia 5247 112
5 South Africa 4902 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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