SL vs AUS: Watch - Kumar Dharamsena hilariously goes for the catch off Alex Carey
Sri Lanka bounced back well after facing a loss in the first ODI against Australia. They won the second ODI in the DLS method and went on to compete with the opposition in the third ODI on the 19th of June, Sunday.
Talking about the game, Aaron Finch, the skipper of Australia won the toss and opted to bat. They didn't get the expected start as they lost David Warner and Mitchell Marsh for cheap numbers.
However, the skipper smashed 62 runs before getting dismissed by Jeffrey Vandersay. Alex Carey and Travis Head played well in the middle for Australia and put up a 72 runs stand for the fifth wicket.
Glenn Maxwell played a quickfire 33 off 18 balls and Travis Head remained unbeaten on 70 runs from 65 balls that includes 3 fours and 3 sixes. With the help of that, Australia posted a quite defendable total of 291 runs on the board.
Summary of the 3rd ODI between Sri Lanka vs Australia:
With a challenging total on the board, Niroshan Dickwella and Pathum Nissanka opened the innings for Sri Lanka and provided a decent start for their side.
However, after the dismissal of Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis joined with Pathum Nissanka and started to dominate the opposition bowlers all around the park.
Both the batters build up a good partnership for Sri Lanka before Kusal Mendis returned to the dressing after retired hurt. However, Pathum Nissanka played a match-winning knock of 137 runs and helped his side to chase down the total of 292 runs posted by the visitors.
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With that win, Sri Lanka leads the series by 2-1 and will be looking to win the remaining games to seal the series against Australia.
Besides, during the 36th over of the game, Alex Carey tried to hit a ball towards the square leg region where the on-field umpire Kumar Dharamsena was standing. The former cricketer hilariously went on to catch the ball and decides to leave.
Watch the video here:
Kumar Dharmasena going for a catch in SL vs Aus Odi match pic.twitter.com/DYyxn6kEsy— Sportsfan Cricket (@sportsfan_cric) June 20, 2022
Catch! Umpire Kumar Dharmasena looks like he wants to get into the action...— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) June 19, 2022
Thankfully he didn't #SLvAUS pic.twitter.com/M4mA1GuDW8