A five-match ODI series is being played between Sri Lanka and Australia, the third match in Colombo. The host team won this match by 6 wickets, with which the Sri Lankan team also took a 2-1 lead in the series. A funny incident happened during this match that hardly any cricket fan would have seen before. This incident is related to umpire Kumar Dharmasena, whose video is becoming quite viral on social media.
This viral video was caught on camera during the Australian innings. Wicket-keeper batsman Alex Carey was batting for the visiting team. In such a situation, he shot a ball from the Lankan bowler towards the square leg. After seeing the ball, this shot went straight to the umpire, after which Kumar Dharmasena appeared in the catching position. On seeing the umpire, it seemed as if he had made up his mind to catch the ball, but in the end, it did not happen, and he let the ball go.
Kumar Dharmasena going for a catch in SL vs Aus Odi match pic.twitter.com/DYyxn6kEsy
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Let us inform you that after seeing this video of Kumar Dharmasena, it has become viral on social media. On the other hand, fans are constantly sharing photos related to this incident. It is worth noting that Kumar Dharmasena had served the Sri Lanka cricket team before becoming an umpire. He played 31 Tests and 141 ODIs in his career.
Catch! Umpire Kumar Dharmasena looks like he wants to get into the action…
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If we talk about the match played between Sri Lanka and Australia. The visitors decided to bat first after winning the toss, after which Australia scored 292 runs based on the half-centuries of Travis Head (70) and Aaron Finch (62). given the target. While chasing the target, Pathum Nisanka scored a century, while Kushal Mendis scored 87 runs and contributed significantly to the team’s victory. Sri Lanka won the match by 6 wickets to take a 2-1 lead.