The first match of the two-match Test series between Sri Lanka and Australia is being played at Galle. In this match, Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and elected to bat, after which the team did not start well. The Sri Lankan team had lost half its wicket to 100 runs. Meanwhile, captain Dimuth Karunaratne also lost his wicket, but during this time, the headlines were not made by the bowler but by David Warner.
Captain Dimuth Karunaratne scored 28 runs in front of 84 balls against Australia. The Sri Lankan captain was seen batting very carefully. During his innings, 3 fours were also seen with the bat of Karunaratne. But after this, David Warner showed Karunaratne the way to the pavilion with a surprising dive forward at the slips.
This incident happened in the 30th over of the Sri Lankan innings. This over-star spin bowler Nathan Lyon had come for Australia. On the second ball of this over, Lyon dodged Karunaratne, after which the ball hit the batsman straight on the pad after hitting the bat and then reached the slip. Meanwhile, the Australian players were seen doing LBW spells, but David Warner, seeing the ball in the air, dived in front and completed a surprising catch.
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) June 29, 2022
It is noteworthy that it was David Warner who had to dismiss Karunaratne. Karunaratne could never have been given out if Warner had not taken the catch and had been seen appealing only lbw like his fellow players.
Talking about the match, Sri Lanka scored 212 runs for the loss of 10 wickets. Nathan Lyon picked 5 wickets for Australia. By the end of the first day, Australia was 98 for three. Usman Khawaja with 47 and Travis Head with 6 are at the crease.