West Indies' agony is Sri Lanka's joy as Jonny Bairstow's ton denies Windies direct WC qualification

FirstCricket Staff, Sep,20 2017
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    England's Johnny Bairstow and Ben Stokes leave the pitch after England beat the Windies by seven wickets during the first ODI. The result helped Sri Lanka gain direct qualification for World Cup 2019. AP

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    Windies opener Chris Gayle made a typical start to his innings, slamming three sixes and two boundaries, to provide a brisk start to his side. AP

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    England's Joe Root, after having put down a sitter earlier, took a brilliant running catch at covers off Chris Woakes to see the back of explosive Chris Gayle. AP

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    England's Ben Stokes reacts after a successful review for Windies Marlon Samuels wicket is confirmed on ground screen. AP

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    Windies crumbled after a promising start and had it not been for captain Jason Holder's 41, it would've been difficult for them to cross 200. AP

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    Chopped on! Joe Root dragged one onto his sticks which brought an end to a brilliant partnership between him and Jonny Bairstow. AP

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    After being asked to open, Johnny Bairstow responded by compiling his maiden ODI century in the truncated game. AP




Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 4484 115
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
6 Sri Lanka 4374 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 7594 122
2 South Africa 6911 117
3 England 6871 116
4 New Zealand 6550 115
5 Australia 6376 112
6 Pakistan 4877 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3272 126
2 Australia 2345 123
3 India 3547 122
4 New Zealand 2940 118
5 West Indies 2538 115
6 England 2402 114