new Delhi: In the first Test of the Test series being played by England and Sri Lanka (ENG VS SL), Sri Lanka scored 359 runs in the second innings and gave England a target of 74 runs to win. At the same time, England stole 38 runs after losing three wickets.
By the end of the fourth day’s play, Johnny Bairstow was on 11 and Dan Laurence was on 7 at the crease. England lost the wicket of opener Dom Sibley (02) in the very first over. After which the second opener Jacques Krale (08) also returned cheaply to the pavilion. Lasith Ambuldeniya (2 for 13) took both wickets. At the same time, captain Joe Root (one run), who scored a double century in the first innings, was run out.
Dickwela gave a ‘slap’
During this, a very funny story happened in the match. In fact, the way England’s three wickets fell, a wave of happiness ran in the Sri Lankan team’s camp and all the players started to join hands. Meanwhile, Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella raised his hand to give a high five to a fellow player to celebrate, when he accidentally slapped him.
This video is becoming increasingly viral on social media. India’s veteran player Virender Sehwag also made fun of this incident. She shared the video on Instagram and wrote, ‘Who would you like to give pawns like this?’
England close to victory
By the end of the fourth day’s play, England had scored 38 runs after losing three wickets. Now England needs just 36 runs to win.
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Earlier, Sri Lanka added 57 runs after losing three wickets in their score and finished the second innings on 359 runs. Apart from Tirimane’s 111 runs, veteran Angelo Mathews scored 71 runs. At the same time, opener Kusal Perera played a half-century innings of 62 runs. Sri Lanka had scored 135 runs in the first innings, in response to which England scored a strong score of 421 runs.
England achieved success in the second and third seasons thanks to spinners. Left-arm spinner Jack Leach took five wickets for 122 runs while off-spinner Dom Bas took three wickets for 100 runs.