Latest Cricket News: Cricket is frequently described as a humorous sport. It’s a circle, and what goes around comes around! On Tuesday, during the ongoing 2nd Test between West Indies and Sri Lanka in Galle, an excellent example of this was on exhibit. After a strong start, Sri Lanka bounced back on Day 2 with a few fast wickets, putting the hosts in a precarious position with the score at 152/3.
With the West Indies leading the game, Dhananjaya de Silva walked out to bat. They were clearly relishing that part of the day and left no stone unturned in their efforts to put the opposition under pressure. And it was the ideal opportunity for some lighthearted banter!
When Joshua da Silva saw the new batsman, he remembered how de Silva had taken a wonderful catch in the first Test to send the West Indies batsman back to the pavilion. Joshua da Silva’s remarkable innings had come to an end at that point, and the home side had clinched the match.
Da Silva vs. de Silva is a new cricket rivalry
When Dhananjay de Silva arrived at the crease on Tuesday, Joshua da Silva made a humorous remark, “You catch me, I catch you – that’s how cricket works.” The right-handed batter, who appeared to be pretty engaged in the middle, did not appear to be interested in engaging in the taunting.
Unfortunately for him, he edged the second delivery of his innings from Veerasammy Permaul’s bowling. To make matters worse, the ball was delivered to wicketkeeper Joshua da Silva, who failed to hold the ball on the first attempt but maintained his focus to collect it wonderfully on the second, exacting the payback he had threatened only moments before.
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The rivalry between the two proved to be a major element in the second Test, as de Silva’s wicket led to a batting collapse, with Sri Lanka being bowled out for 204. In response, West Indies got off to a fantastic start, scoring 69/1 on Day 2 before stumps were called.
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