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

Twitter reactions from the game between Sri Lanka and West Indies at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street.

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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