New Delhi. The ODI series between Sri Lanka and South Africa (SL vs SA) has started in Colombo from Thursday. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first. However, a strange thing happened in the 16th over of the Sri Lankan innings. Despite all the technology, the umpire could not catch the incident on the field and the bowler had to bowl 7 balls instead of 6.
The incident happened in the 16th over of Sri Lanka’s innings. The over was bowled by South African spinner Aiden Markram. In this over he made a valid ball. Nevertheless, he came to bowl the next ball. Only then did the umpire realize that his over was over. He went back to the third umpire to confirm the matter. But from there it was known that there is still 1 ball left in the over. The commentators were also surprised by the umpire’s decision. Markram then bowled the th ball.
Interestingly, Markram did not bowl no ball or wide in this over, yet he had to bowl an extra ball. Only 1 run came in his 17th ball. He made a total of 2 runs from this over.
Here, opener Aviska Fernando scored a century for Sri Lanka. He hit 118 off 115 balls. Fernando hit 10 fours and 2 sixes in his innings. Apart from him, Dhananjay de Silva scored 44 runs. Outside of that, Charith Asalanka played an innings of 72 off 62 balls. He hit 6 fours and 1 six. Sri Lanka lost wickets in 50 overs and scored 30,000 runs. For South Africa, Keshab Maharaj took two wickets, Aiden Markram and Tabrez Shamsi took one wicket each.
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In this tour, South Africa will have to play ODIs and as many T20s. The second ODI of the series will be played on Saturday. The third match will be played on September 7. After that, 3 T20 series will also be played between the two countries. All matches will also be held in Colombo.
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