New Delhi, Online Desk. The first match of the two-Test series is being played between Sri Lanka and West Indies in Galle. On the second day of the match, the hosts dropped 6 wickets for 113 runs on the basis of the brilliant bowling of spinner Ramesh Mendis. Sri Lanka had scored 386 runs in the first innings which included captain Dimuth Karunaratne’s 147. During the first innings, Dhananjay de Silva came back with a strangely hit wicket. The manner of his getting out was such that the video of which went viral on social.
Sri Lanka started play ahead of 267 for 3 on the second day of the Galle Test. The first setback of the day struck the team in a strange way. When the Sri Lankan team was batting, Dhananjaya de Silva was hit-wicket out in 94.4 overs. It may be called a hit wicket but the way he got out was very surprising. To prevent the ball from jumping and falling on the wicket, he tried to remove it from the line of the wicket and unfortunately the bat hit the stump itself.
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November 22, 2021
Gabriel of West Indies tries to defend the ball by de Silva. The ball hit and jumped and started going down the line of the wicket. He felt that he should not get out due to the fall of the gilli when the ball hits the wicket. In an attempt to save the wicket, he himself presented his wicket to the Windies team.
He scored 61 runs in 95 balls with the help of 5 fours. He was on his way to a century after putting the team in a strong position but missed out on a decent century due to an unfortunate dismissal. The way he got out, such a sight is rarely seen.