The West Indies need to score 339 from their 50 overs to beat Sri Lanka in their 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup dead rubber at Chester-le-Street in the north of England.
Twenty-one-year old Sri Lankan batsman, Avishka Fernando, scored his maiden One-Day International century that steered Sri Lanka to a very competitive 338 for the loss of six wickets.
? when you’re the youngest player to make a century for your country in a World Cup!
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With both sides already out of the tournament and unable to reach the semi-finals of the ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup tournament, Sri Lanka and West Indies are just playing for pride.
But the innings belonged to Avishka Fernando who reached his half century off 57 deliveries and eventually hit nine fours and two sixes scoring 104 off 103 deliveries