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Rihanna Sprinkles Stardust at World Cup

AFP |July 2, 2019, 1:24 AM IST
Rihanna Sprinkles Stardust at World Cup

Pop idol Rihanna lent glitz and glamour to the World Cup on Monday (July 1) as she turned up in Chester-le-Street to watch West Indies take on Sri Lanka.

"Look who came to #Rally with the #MenInMaroon today! Hey @rihanna!", the West Indies tweeted on their official account, along with photos of her watching the game in northern England.

The Barbados-born singer gave vocal support to the two-time champions, who have flopped badly at the World Cup, winning just one match so far.

Despite Nicholas Pooran's century, West Indies lost the match by 23 runs.

After the match, she also went to the West Indies' dressing room and clicked pictures with quite a few cricketers. West Indies players gifted her an autographed bat.

Skipper Jason Holder said that the players "felt her presence in the stands".

"It was great to see her here. I just want to personally thank her for coming out. I guess it's not easy for a celebrity to come down (smiling) to Durham to watch the West Indies play. But I'm sure the boys felt her presence in the stands and she came down to the dressing room as well and met quite a few of the players and that was also refreshing."

Rihanna went to the same school as Carlos Brathwaite in Barbados. Meanwhile, her story of saving West Indies Test opener Kraigg Braithwaite from getting bullied in school is well documented.

Rihanna, 31, was last month named the world's richest female musician by Forbes magazine.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

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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