In what can be described as an absolute form of foolishness in cricket, Sri Lanka's player Lakshan Sandakan forgot to touch the balls with the stumps while trying to run-out Steve Smith. The incident happened during Australia vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I at The Gabba Stadium in Brisbane. During the 2nd delivery of the 13th over, David Warner played a straight shot on Sandakan’s delivery. The ball directly hit the stumps at non-striker’s end. Non-striker Smith was well out of the crease and Sandakan had a brilliant chance to run-out the Australian batsman. David Warner Wins Hearts By Gifting Youngster His Gloves During Australia vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I Match.
Sandakan collected the ball quickly and needed to uproot stumps in order to dismiss Smith since the bails were already dislodged. However, the Chinaman bowler forgot to touch the stumps with the ball while uprooting the stumps. As a result, Smith was given not-out according to the laws of cricket. Sandakan was hilariously trolled on social media over the incident. Netizens took a dig at him saying "it is not gully cricket". Have a look at the video and reactions of the Twitterati on the incident below. AUS Beat SL By 9 Wickets | Australia Vs Sri Lanka, Highlights And Cricket Score 2nd T20I Match.
Forgot the Basics?
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) October 30, 2019
— Indian Kim Jong Un (@ChowkidarKim) October 30, 2019
Golden Chance Gone!
If an international cricket doesnot know this rule, then he should not be playing this game.
— asmai (@Ruausie) October 30, 2019
Rip bowler.. playing street cricket..
— Naveenkumar (@naveenabv) October 30, 2019
— Shaikh Adam (@ShaikhAdam14) October 30, 2019
Australia just needed 6 runs to win the match when the incident happened. Australia won the match by 9 wickets after chasing the 118-run target in just 13 overs. David Warner (60*) and Steven Smith (53*) smashed unbeaten half-centuries to take hosts Australia to victory. Warner was also awarded player of the match. Billy Stanlake Replaces Mitchell Starc for 2nd Australia vs Sri Lanka T20I 2019.
Earlier, Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat first. Opener Danushka Gunathilaka and wicket-keeper Kusal Perera hit 21 and 27 runs respectively while other batsmen failed to go past individual score of 10. Billy Stanlake, Pat Cummins, Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa took 2 wickets each to bowl out Sri Lanka at 117 in 19 overs.