Watch: ICC to investigate extra fielder in Galle Test
The second Test match between Sri Lanka and England in Galle was a one-sided affair just like the first Test match. England came through with flying colours in both the Tests as they complete a 2-0 whitewash over the hosts.
England won the first Test by 7 wickets and took the opening lead in the series. Coming to the second Test, Sri Lanka approached the game with a better approach compared to the first Test. They were also under pressure after losing the first test.
They also never lost two back-to-back Tests in Galle which is their fortress. Sadly, they failed to protect their fortress as they lost the game. Sri Lanka set a target of 164 but England chased down the target by 6 wickets on Day 4.
ICC investigates extra fielder in Galle Test
On Day 3 of the second Test between the two nations, a giant lizard became the talking point as it was seen taking giant strides near the boundary rope. The lizard’s video went viral all over the internet. After taking notice of the lizard, ICC posted a picture on their social media account.
After posting the picture, ICC came up with a hilarious caption to the post adding that they are investigating the extra fielder during the second Test. “The ICC is reviewing reports that Sri Lanka used an extra fielder against England in Galle today. The situation will be ‘monitored’,” ICC added.
Watch the video below:
The ICC is reviewing reports that Sri Lanka used an extra fielder against England in Galle today.
The situation will be 'monitored' 😏 pic.twitter.com/88u7eDowRl
— ICC (@ICC) January 24, 2021
Meanwhile, Joe Root is named the man of the match for his fantabulous 186 he scored in the first innings. He was named the player of the series for his impeccable consistency. Root scored a spectacular 228 in the first Test match.
“It was a fine performance to come out on top after having lost the toss. We had the worst part of the wicket for the most part and that speaks of the guys’ determination. From Sibley and Buttler, to see us home was a brilliant way to finish the series. We wanted to create some chaos with the ball and make it difficult for them to score boundaries, and we’re glad we did that.
There were certainly some difficult balls to deal with. But what I am proud of is how calm we were in the chase. Credit to the bowlers as well to make it difficult for them. We are on an upward curve as a team. To do well with very little preparation has been very pleasing.
In four more Tests in these conditions, there will be different pitches and different conditions, but we need to keep moving forward. We want to improve in all departments, that’s what we are chasing.
We want to get more consistent, and we have made some strides forward in these two matches and just want to keep doing that. It is always hard to look past this win as my best, a lot of good things to take forward,” Joe Root said at the post-match presentation