Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 23 runs

Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews (R) celebrates with teammate Lahiru Thirimanne after the dismissal of West Indies' Nicholas Pooran(L) during the 2019 Cricket World Cup group stage match between Sri Lanka and West Indies at the Riverside Ground, in Chester-le-Street, northeast England, on July 1, 2019.

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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