Dhananjay de Silva’s hit-wicket dismissal is every batter's worst fear | Watch
- Sri Lanka are touring West Indies for a two match Test series
- Dhananjay de Silva got out after scoring 61 runs in 95 balls
- The bizarre incident occured in the opening overs of Day 2
The West Indies cricket team is touring Sri Lanka for a two match Test series. Dhananjay de Silva was looking in fine form and playing on 61 runs in 94 balls on Day 2 of the five day Test match. However, that is when he lost his wicket in a bizarre manner on the next delivery.
The batter went in a state of panic when he played a defensive shot on the ball but it bounced back towards the wicket. In order to prevent getting bowled out, de Silva ended was trying to hit the ball over the wicket but he ended up knocking the bails off the stumps during the strange ordeal.
The incident marked a bizarre opening of Day 2 on Monday. You can watch the funny incident here –
The 30-year-old lost his wicket in the 95th over of the innings on a length ball, outside off, bowled by Shannon Gabriel in the opening stages of Day 2. De Silva’s defence on the back foot will haunt him for a long time with memories of this horrible departure, especially when he looked to be in good rhythm.
The Sri Lankans managed to post 386 runs on the board in the first innings on Day 2. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne led the side from the front and scored 147 runs in 300 balls while scoring 15 fours along the way.
Dinesh Chandimal added 45 runs to Sri Lanka’s tally in just 83 balls. As for the West Indies, they were saved time and again by Roston Chase who was enjoying a brilliant spell which ended with 5 wickets to his name.
Following Sri Lanka’s dismissal, the West Indies managed to score 113 runs with the loss of 6 wickets at the end of 42 overs of their innings.
West Indies’ skipper Kraigg Braithwaite is the one who led from the front by scoring 41 runs in 115 balls before getting dismissed on Ramesh Medis’ delivery.
Kyle Mayers and Jason Holder are on the pitch for the West Indies and will be looking to stabilise the innings.