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ICC Cricket World Cup Highlights: West Indies has Rihanna's support but Sri Lanka gets the win

Updated : 2019-07-02 07:09:16

It was a day late and counted for little in the context of the Cricket World Cup, but there was no lack of tension as Sri Lanka fended off the West Indies by 23 runs on Monday. Avishka Fernando scored 104 from 103 balls to guide Sri Lanka to 338-6, its highest total of the tournament, and Lasith Malinga took two early wickets to have West Indies reeling at 22-2 in the fifth over of the chase. The veteran paceman's late wicket all but finished it off and moved him into the top three of most prolific World Cup bowlers. West Indies, with some star power support from Rihanna on a blustery, slightly overcast day — no need for shade, or shelter from the rain — made a chase of it but ran out of time and finished 315-9. "That's been the World Cup for us," West Indies captain Jason Holder said. "It's disappointing, to come so close and not get over the line." Rihanna's reaction when Chris Gayle got out for 35 — head back in disbelief — summed up the overall feeling of game over at 71-3. Here are the highlights of the match:

Sri Lanka's batsman Avishka Fernando, left, dives to survive a run out as West Indies' Fabian Allen attempt to catch the ball during the Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, England, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Sri Lanka's batsman Avishka Fernando, left, dives to survive a run out as West Indies' Fabian Allen attempt to catch the ball during the Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, England, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
West Indies' Chris Gayle during the Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, England, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
West Indies' Chris Gayle during the Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, England, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Sri Lanka's bowler Lasith Malinga bowls against West Indies' batsman Sunil Ambris during the Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, England, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Sri Lanka's bowler Lasith Malinga bowls against West Indies' batsman Sunil Ambris during the Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, England, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
West Indies' batsman Chris Gayle bends to avoid a rising delivery from Sri Lanka's bowler Lasith Malinga during the Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, England, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
West Indies' batsman Chris Gayle bends to avoid a rising delivery from Sri Lanka's bowler Lasith Malinga during the Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, England, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews leaves the field after being dismissed by West Indies' captain Jason Holder during the Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, England, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews leaves the field after being dismissed by West Indies' captain Jason Holder during the Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, England, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Sri Lanka's Jeffrey Vandersay, second from left, with teammates celebrates after taking a catch to dismiss West Indies' batsman Chris Gayle during the Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, England, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Sri Lanka's Jeffrey Vandersay, second from left, with teammates celebrates after taking a catch to dismiss West Indies' batsman Chris Gayle during the Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, England, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Singer Rihanna, left, reacts after the dismissal of West Indies' batsman Chris Gayle during the Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, England, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Singer Rihanna, left, reacts after the dismissal of West Indies' batsman Chris Gayle during the Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, England, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Singer Rihanna, second from right, gestures as she watches the Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, England, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Singer Rihanna, second from right, gestures as she watches the Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, England, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
West Indies' batsman Nicholas Pooran reacts as he leaves the crease after being dismissed Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews for 118 runs during the Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, England, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
West Indies' batsman Nicholas Pooran reacts as he leaves the crease after being dismissed Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews for 118 runs during the Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, England, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Singer Rihanna, middle, reacts as she watches the match from same level as the players balcony during the Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, England, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Singer Rihanna, middle, reacts as she watches the match from same level as the players balcony during the Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, England, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Sri Lanka's bowler Angelo Mathews, left, celebrates with teammates after dismissing West Indies' batsman Nicholas Pooran for 118 runs during the Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, England, Monday, July 1, 2019. Sri Lanka beat the West Indies by 23 runs. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Sri Lanka's bowler Angelo Mathews, left, celebrates with teammates after dismissing West Indies' batsman Nicholas Pooran for 118 runs during the Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, England, Monday, July 1, 2019. Sri Lanka beat the West Indies by 23 runs. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
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