Germany has been knocked out of the 2018 World Cup after suffering a shock defeat to South Korea in their final group game.

The Germans, who won the last World Cup four years ago, were beaten 2-0 in Kazan after two injury-time goals.

A victory would have seen them through to the last-16 stage with six points.

With Germany exiting, Sweden and Mexico have progressed from Group F.

Meanwhile, Kusal Perera battled through the considerable discomfort of a painful chest injury in partnership with namesake Dilruwan Perera to guide Sri Lanka to an historic series-levelling four-wicket victory over the West Indies in the third and final Test at Kensington Oval in Barbados yesterday.

Set a target of 144 and resuming on the fourth day at the overnight position of 81 for five, Sri Lanka reached their goal for the loss of one additional wicket to become the first Asian team ever to win a Test match at Caribbean cricket’s most iconic venue.

That wicket, which fell in the very first over of the afternoon to West Indies captain Jason Holder, ushered in Kusal, whose further participation in the match was in serious doubt when he injured himself crashing into the advertising boards the previous night.



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