Binura Fernando of SL makes a sensational catch to dismiss Sanju Samson in the second T20I. Fernando, who was standing at the time of the first slip. Immediately leapt into the air and made a stunning one-handed catch with his left hand.
Binura Fernando of Sri Lanka took a spectacular catch to dismiss India’s Sanju Samson. During the second T20I between the two countries on Saturday in Dharamsala. In the 13th over, Samson was on 39 and looking for big hits. When he chased after a Lahiru Kumara delivery, only to give away an outside edge. Binura Fernando, who was standing at the time of the first slip, Immediately leapt into the air and made a stunning one-handed catch with his left hand. The wicket, however, did little to derail India’s momentum, as the hosts successfully chased down the target of 184.
Watch: Binura Fernando’s sensational catch
Earlier in the day, SL skipper Dasun Shanaka blazed away to an unbeaten 47 off 19 balls after opener Pathum Nissanka top-scored with a 53-ball 75 as the visitors posted a tough 183 for five against IND.
Nissanka cut loose after his opening partner Danushka Gunathilaka (38 off 29 balls) laid the foundation, and he scored over 140 runs. He hit the fence 11 times before Bhuvneshwar Kumar knocked him out on the final ball of the penultimate over.
SL, on the other hand, would not have gotten to where they are now without Shanaka’s five massive sixes and two fours.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah, India’s new ball operators, got the white ball to swing in the first few overs, beating the bat and hitting the pads, with the latter losing one review after a huge shout for a lbw in the second over.
The SL openers came together as the innings progressed, with Danushka Gunathilaka in particular facing the IND bowling attack.