After losing their first game, the Sri Lanka women's team bounced back to win the next two matches to clinch the three-match T20I series against England. A funny incident has gone viral from the third and the final T20I that took place on Wednesday, where the umpire trips and falls while running away from a potential run-out chance.
Sri Lanka lost their first match against England by 12 runs via the DLS method, however, the Island nation dominated their opponents in the second T20I by eight wickets and 40 balls remaining. In the final match of the series, Sri Lanka continued their strong performance to win the game by seven wickets and 18 balls remaining.
During Sri Lanka's innings, a hilarious incident was captured where the match official appeared to slip in a bizarre way as he tried to get away from a throw by England. The video, which was shared by the England Cricket, has gone viral as they captioned, "Don't laugh, don't laugh...LOL," with a laughing emoji.
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In the third T20I, Sri Lanka restricted England to 116 runs in 19 overs as skipper Chamari Athapaththu picked up three wickets while Udeshika Prabodhani and Kavisha Dilhari took two wickets each. While chasing the target, the in-form Sri Lanka skipper scored 44 off 28 to give a tremendous start to her side as they went on to win the game in 17 overs.
After the game, Chamari Athapaththu, the player of the match and series, said, "I’m really happy with my performance and the team’s performance. I’ve worked hard in the nets in the last few months. We’ve played some good cricket recently against Bangladesh and New Zealand and we continued it in this series."
England’s captain Heather Knight said, "Credit to Sri Lanka. They played brilliantly in the last two games. They had a clear plan and we need to be better in certain areas – particularly playing spin. We haven’t been at our best and we’ve been punished."