Singer Rihanna was at Chester-le-Street cricket stadium to cheer for the West Indies. Rihanna was seen clicking pictures, waving the West Indies flag and applauding the players throughout the game and even met with the players afterwards in their dressing room.
Rihanna and West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite went to the same school in Barbados. She was a classmate of Carlos’s brother Kraigg Brathwaite, who has fallen out of favour from the Windies cricket team.
When @rihanna met the Universe Boss ? ?#CWC19 | #MenInMaroon pic.twitter.com/a5lt6fVIFx
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) July 1, 2019
Avishka Fernando scored 104 from 103 balls to guide Sri Lanka to 338-6, its highest total of the tournament, and Lasith Malinga took two early wickets to have West Indies reeling at 22-2 in the fifth over of the chase. The veteran paceman’s late wicket all but finished it off and moved him into the top three of most prolific World Cup bowlers.
Yas Queen! This is what you came for @Rihanna! ?#MenInMaroon | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/kkePwYe63b
— ICC (@ICC) July 1, 2019
West Indies made a chase of it, even after they were reduced to 84 for 4 in the 18th over, but ran out of time in the end as Nicholas Pooran’s valiant 118 off 103 balls saw the team reaching 315 for 9 in 50 overs, short of the target by 23 runs.
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