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 4493 125
2 South Africa 3767 111
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 6386 120
2 India 6379 120
3 Australia 5948 114
4 England 6156 114
5 New Zealand 5432 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 2843 124
2 New Zealand 1925 120
3 West Indies 2395 120
4 England 2029 119
5 India 2965 119