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Pooran and Fabien Allen stitched a partnership of 83 runs bringing Windies really close to the target. But both these batsmen perished in quick succession. Pooran said that he feels responsible for getting Allen run-out at such a crucial juncture in the match.

In case, Sri Lanka somehow manages to win their next two matches including one against Windies, then they will move to ten points. Apart from winning their games, they have to hope for the loss of Pakistan, England and Bangladesh in their upcoming fixtures.

A unanimous step. Asia-Pacific Group UN unanimously endorses India's candidature for a non-permanent seat of the Security Council for 2-year term in 2021/22. Thanks to all 55 members for their support," tweeted India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin tweeted on Tuesday along with a video message.

Tournament's favourite, England faced the biggest upset of the ongoing ICC Men's Cricket World Cup from Sri Lanka on Friday. England's skipper Eoin Morgan expressed that partnerships were very important to win the game and we grappled with it.

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka settled with one point each as their match in the ongoing ICC Men's Cricket World Cup was abandoned due to rain on Tuesday at the Bristol County Stadium.

On Friday, Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India, Austin Fernando said that the Prime Minister's visit to Sri Lanka shows India's humane approach towards the people of island-nation after the Easter Sunday blasts.

Later in the day, the Prime Minister will offer prayers at Tirumala temple in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh before returning to New Delhi. Newly-elected Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy will accompany him to the holy shrine.

India and Maldives inked six pacts for strengthening cooperation in various fields including health, defence and establishing a passenger and cargo ferry between the two countries.

The decision to ban burqas across the country came just days after a Sri Lankan parliamentarian MP Ashu Marasinghe had submitted a Private Member's Motion to ban the burqa on security grounds post the Easter Sunday blasts.

On Friday, at least 15 people, including six children, were killed in bomb blasts and gunfire as Sri Lankan security forces closed in on a low-slung house in the seaside Sri Lankan town of Sainthamaruthu, The Washington Post reported.