Cricket World Cup 2019: Avishka Fernando and Nicholas Pooran join Sachin Tendulkar in exclusive club

The pair make it to top 10 for youngest players to score a hundred at game's showpiece event with their efforts in the Sri Lanka v West Indies match on Monday.

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Avishka Fernando and Nicholas Pooran both made it into the record books on Monday as they both hit centuries in the clash between Sri Lanka and West Indies at the Cricket World Cup.

Fernando struck 104 as he helped Sri Lanka triumph, while Pooran's 118 proved to be a consolation effort.

But both men are now in the top 10 for youngest players to score a hundred at the World Cup, with Fernando at No 3 and Pooran at No 9 in the list.

Ireland's Paul Stirling remains the youngest, with his 101 against the Netherlands in 2011 in India coming when he was at the age of 20 years and 196 days.

For a list of the 10 youngest centurions in the 50-overs World Cup history, browse through the photo gallery above.

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