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 3634 125
2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
5 England 3772 97
6 Sri Lanka 2914 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5751 125
2 India 5492 122
3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
5 Pakistan 3279 102
6 Australia 3548 101
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3270 131
2 Australia 1894 126
3 India 3932 123
4 New Zealand 2542 116
5 England 1951 115
6 South Africa 2058 114