Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 23 runs in Cricket World Cup

GBnews24 desk//

Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 23 runs in an exciting encounter on Monday between two of the World Cup also-rans in Chester-le-Street.

The 1996 champions posted an imposing total of 338-6, thanks to a maiden one-day international century from Avishka Fernando.

West Indies made a good fist of their chase, with Nicholas Pooran also scoring a first ODI ton, but ultimately fell short.

Neither side can qualify for the World Cup semi-finals

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