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[Watch] David Warner Takes A One-Handed Stunner To Dismiss Dimuth Karunaratne

[Watch] David Warner Takes A One-Handed Stunner To Dismiss Dimuth Karunaratne
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Australian cricketer, David Warner took a stunning one-handed catch to dismiss the Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne in the ongoing Test match at the Galle International Stadium on Wednesday, June 29. This is the first of the two-match Test series between the two teams. The Sri Lankan skipper had won the toss and opted to bat first.

Dimuth Karunaratne opened the innings along with Pathum Nissanka. The duo started decently playing out the first ten overs, before, Nissanka was dismissed with 38 runs on the board. The Number three batter Kusal Mendis to got out cheaply. Meanwhile, Dimuth kept playing at the other end.

However, in the thirtieth over, the Sri Lanka skipper had to walk back to the hut after Warner’s fantastic catch. Nathan Lyon deceived Karunaratne with his drift. The left-hander got an inside edge onto his pads. As all other fielders jumped up to appeal, David Warner kept his eyes on the ball and dived forward to complete a one-handed blinder.

Watch the brilliant catch here:

David Warner’s athletic effort on the field helped Australia to take the third Sri Lankan wicket. Dimuth Karunaratne managed 28 runs in 84 balls, with three boundaries. Following his dismissal, Sri Lanka suffered a mini batting collapse. They were reduced to 97 runs with half of the team back in the hut.

Nathan Lyon takes five-for as Sri Lanka gets bowled out for 212

The Sri Lankan cricket team was all out for 212 runs on day 1 of the first Test match against Australia. Niroshan Dickwella was the top performer for the hosts scoring 58 runs off 59 balls, including six boundaries. Angelo Matthews too played a decent hand of 39 runs off 71 balls.

However, the star of the day was Australian spinner, Nathan Lyon. He finished the innings with 5/90 in 25 overs. Meanwhile, Mitchell Swepson also took three wickets conceding 55 runs in his thirteen overs and Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins took a wicket each. Openers Usman Khawaja and David Warner will begin their first innings for the visitors.

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