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Sri Lanka’s Niroshan Dickwella Mistakenly Slaps Teammate During Celebration

Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella had an embarrassing however humorous second in the course of the fourth day of the primary Test towards England in Galle on Sunday when he appeared to high-five a teammate. Dickwella went for an aggressive high-five however solely ended up slapping his teammate on the face. The hilarious scene was captured on video and shared by England girls’s cricket crew member Kate Cross.

Sri Lanka rattled England with three fast wickets late on the fourth day of the primary Test in Galle on Sunday, however the guests remained favourites to win the match with simply 36 extra runs wanted and 7 wickets in hand.

England have been anticipated to comfortably shut in on a victory after Sri Lanka completed with 359 of their second innings, leaving the guests needing solely 74 to win.

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But Sri Lanka struck early, with Dom Sibley (2) and Zak Crawley (8) falling to left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya. Captain Joe Root was run-out for one after a mix-up with Jonny Bairstow.

Bairstow and Dan Lawrence, who was making his debut, took a nervous England to 38-Three as unhealthy gentle introduced an early finish to proceedings at Galle International Stadium.

Earlier, England’s spinners had claimed three key wickets to tighten the noose across the hosts of their second innings.

Off-spinner Dom Bess eliminated Dinesh Chandimal (20) and Niroshan Dickwella (29) whereas left-armer Jack Leach despatched again Dasun Shanaka for 4.

Sri Lanka have been bundled out for 135 runs of their first innings.

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Angelo Mathews struck 71 after hitting his 36th half century in Tests to carry fort at one finish after opener Lahiru Thirimanne made 111 to regular the innings.

This was Thirimanne’s second hundred of his Test profession and his first in seven years.

Mathews was batting on 51 with Wanindu Hasaranga (3) on the break.

England, who made 421 of their first innings on the again of a nice double century by Root, struck within the first over after lunch, with Bess having Chandimal caught at first slip.

Mathews stitched a 48-run partnership with Dickwella earlier than the wicketkeeper-batsman nicked one behind off Bess.

England took a evaluation towards Mathews after the on-field umpire dominated not out to an lbw enchantment from Bess. However, replays confirmed the ball was lacking the stumps.

The match is being performed in an empty stadium on account of Covid-19 restrictions.



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