Karunaratne found it difficult to pose
Mohammad Siraj was bowling the 12th over of Sri Lanka’s innings. Over the fourth ball was defended by Sri Lanka’s Chamika Karunaratne. The ball went towards the bowler. Karunaratne was standing in the same pose after defending. Then Siraj picked up the ball and hit it towards the wicket. Karunaratne tried to come back. But he remained outside. In the replay, his foot was not inside the crease and the third umpire called it out.
one ball left
Chamika Karunaratne narrowly missed a ball before being run out. He tried to run away by playing Siraj’s ball towards the cover. Captain Dusan Shanaka, standing at the other end, sent him back. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma had a chance to run out the batsman but missed his throw. After the throw, there was an argument between Siraj and Karunaratne.
Best spell of career
Mohammad Siraj dismissed 4 batsmen for 32 runs in a spell of 10 overs. He took all the wickets in the first powerplay itself. He dismissed Avishka Fernando, Nuvanidu Fernando as well as Kusal Mendis and Wanindu Hasaranga. Siraj made a total of 9 victims in three matches of the series. He was the highest wicket taker in this series. He has taken 33 wickets in his 19 match ODI career.
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