Cricket World Cup 2019 Results: Run-Scorers, Points Tables After Tuesday

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IIJune 4, 2019

CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 04:  Sri Lanka celebrate their victory during the Group Stage match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka at Cardiff Wales Stadium on June 04, 2019 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
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Sri Lanka picked up their first win of the 2019 Cricket World Cup on Tuesday, beating Afghanistan by 34 runs in a rain-interrupted match in Cardiff.

Afghanistan were set a target of just 187 from 41 overs by the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern-Method but came up short and slipped to their second defeat of the tournament.


Standings (Won, Lost, Points, Net Run Rate)

1. West Indies: 1, 0, 2, 5.802

2. New Zealand: 1, 0, 2, 5.754

3. Australia: 1, 0, 2, 1.86

4. England: 1, 1, 2, 0.9

5. Bangladesh: 1, 0, 2, 0.42

6. Sri Lanka: 1, 1, 0, -2.38

7. Pakistan: 1, 1, 0, -2.412

8. Afghanistan: 0, 2, 0, -0.866

9. South Africa: 0, 2, 0 -1.25


Top Wicket-Takers

1. Mohammad Amir, Pakistan: 5

2. Nuwan Pradeep, Sri Lanka: 4

3. Mohammad Nabi, Afghanistan: 4

4. Oshane Thomas, West Indies: 4

5. Moeen Ali, England: 4

6. Imran Tahir, South Africa: 4


Top Run-Scorers

1. Joe Root, England: 158

2. Jos Buttler, England: 121

3. Kusal Perera, Sri Lanka: 107

4. Ben Stokes, England: 102

5. Mohammad Hafeez, Pakistan: 100

6. Najibullah Zadran, Afghanistan: 94

All statistics, per the tournament's official website.


Tuesday Recap

Sri Lanka made a fine start to their second match of the World Cup. The partnership of Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera put on 92 before Afghanistan took their first wicket.

Karunaratne was the man to depart, caught by Najibullah Zadran off a Mohammad Nabi delivery, but Sri Lanka still went on to reach 144-1 before suffering a dramatic collapse.

Nabi was the man to inspire Afghanistan. He took the wickets of Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews in the 22nd over in the space of just five deliveries:


From 144/1 👉 180/8 Mohammad Nabi sparked a middle-order collapse and Sri Lanka are struggling in Cardiff. Follow @cricketworldcup for #AFGvSL live updates. https://t.co/jYfzRBxqzd

Sri Lanka went from 144-1 to 201 all out to give Afghanistan hope of pulling off a famous victory in Cardiff.

Yet the weather played its part in the match. The teams were forced off with Sri Lanka eight down and forced to wait two hours until play resumed with the game reduced to 41 overs each:

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If we have no more rain, play will restart in 20 minutes to a 41-overs per side game #AFGvSL #CWC19 https://t.co/qF9YhsBaDS https://t.co/YmI0vSEfrB

The target of 187 looked manageable for Afghanistan and they made a solid start.

However, the loss of Mohammad Shahzad, Rahmat Shah and then Hazratullah Zazai put Sri Lanka right back into contention.

Najibullah Zadran and captain Gulbadin Naib offered Afghanistan hope with a partnership of 64 until the impressive Nuwan Pradeep struck with two quick wickets:

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For his match-winning spell of 4/31, Nuwan Pradeep has been adjudged the Player of the Match! #LionsRoar https://t.co/02riTqr7KZ

Najibullah Zadran was then run out by Karunaratne before Lasith Malinga produced a trademark yorker to bowl Hamid Hassan and deliver a dramatic win:


Watch Sri Lanka's winning moment - a classic yorker from Lasith Malinga! #AFGvSL #CWC19 https://t.co/YCnC2b1Nty

Sri Lanka return to World Cup action on Friday against Pakistan in Bristol, while Afghanistan play New Zealand on Saturday in Taunton.