Fernando slams maiden century to propel Lanka to 338-6 against Windies

West Indies Sunil Ambris and West Indies Nicholas Pooran chat

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Sri Lankan team that now ranks seventh in the points table created a major upset in the World Cup by defeating the hosts by 20 runs.

West Indies' Fabian Allen (right) and Nicholas Pooran put up a fearless fight but failed to take their team over the line against Sri Lanka. But both these batsmen perished in quick succession. For Sri Lanka, veteran pacer Lasith Malinga (3/55) was the pick of the bowlers. Chris Gayle and Shimron Hetmyer added 49 for the third wicket but West Indies kept losing wickets at regular intervals in their chase. Malinga has dismissed Gayle only once in his ODI career before, and he would hope to get him for the second time.

Meanwhile, Pooran has already made a name for himself in T20 cricket and also averages over 44 in 11 ODIs.

Allen had to be the fall guy, he knew, considering Pooran was one run shy of a milestone 100 at the time.

Perera's knock was a breezy one, striking eight fours off 51 deliveries while Karunaratne counted four fours in a 48-ball knock before slashing at a wide one from Holder and edging to wicketkeeper Shai Hope in the 16th over.

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If they win both their remaining matches, Bangladesh will end with 11 points and then hope that England do not win more than one. They had an excellent start to their World Cup campaign beating three tough sides in South Africa, Australia and Pakistan .

Mendis and Fernando then took Sri Lanka close to 200 before a remarkable caught-and-bowl effort by left-arm spinner Fabian Allen, in the 32nd over, ended the former's stay.

In the process, Avishka Fernando became one of the youngest batsmen to score a century in the World Cup. Avishka Fernando has been brilliant for SriLanka with the bat in the two games he has played, and he will be eager to target the skipper. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne (32) put on 93 for the first wicket with Kusal Perera to lay a solid base for Sri Lanka.

"We selected him for a reason and gave him full backing to go and play the game he wants to play".

"But I think we as a body, Cricket West Indies, we have got to make sure that we can have things in place to continue to help these players to develop". But it turned out that he had overstepped by a fair distance.

"We've done well against India in other ICC tournaments and we've just beaten West Indies so if we can take that confidence and momentum into the next game then we can beat India again", he said.

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