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ICC World Cup 2019: Twitter Lauds Pooran Heroics Despite Sri Lankan Win

Cricketnext Staff |July 1, 2019, 11:59 PM IST
ICC World Cup 2019: Twitter Lauds Pooran Heroics Despite Sri Lankan Win

Nichols Pooran fought brilliantly with a century but Sri Lanka held their nerve to beat West Indies by 23 runs in Match 39 of the ICC World Cup 2019, at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street on Monday (July 1).

Earlier, West Indies opted to bowl but it was the  Avishka Fernando show as he became the third youngest player to score an ODI ton for Sri Lanka. His heroics ensured, Sri Lanka had a good total on the board.

In the chase, Sri Lanka kept taking wickets at regular intervals and it was only Nicholas Pooran who fought brilliantly for his maiden ODI century with handy support from Fabian Allen.

It took Angelo Mathews, who bowled his first ball in nearly two years to get rid of Pooran and seal the game for Sri Lanka.

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Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

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 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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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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