Dean Elgar involved in a bizarre incident after Dilruwan Perera’s illegal delivery
The 31-year old could add only 14 runs and eventually perished to the same bowler.
Updated - Jul 23, 2018 4:04 pm
The Test series between Sri Lanka and South Africa recently came to a close as the home team stormed to a victory by 199 runs in the second Test at Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo. The match came to a conclusion after the lunch session of the fourth day as Suranga Lakmal’s men completed a clean sweep in the two-match series. The contest was also a witness to a bizarre incident, involving Dean Elgar.
The occurring took place in the 16th over of South Africa’s second innings when they were chasing a mammoth 490 runs. After the visitors lost Aiden Markram, Theunis de Bruyn and Dean Elgar steadied the ship. Just when it seemed that the stand was getting the measure of the conditions and the bowling, an innocuous delivery from Dilruwan Perera found the outside-edge of Elgar’s willow.
Elgar walks all the way back
The left-hander went for the cut but wasn’t in an appropriate position to nail the stroke. Niroshan Dickwella, the wicketkeeper erupted in jubilation after completing the sharp catch. Perera’s teammates rushed towards him to congratulate the bowler. Elgar walked back into the dressing room after which Hashim Amla took the field. Meanwhile, the on-field umpires referred the dismissal to the third umpire.
In the replay, it was noticed that Perera’s front foot landed on the bowling crease which meant that the delivery wasn’t legal. Subsequently, the umpires declared it a no-ball. Thereafter, Elgar had to walk back from the dressing room after the umpires called him back on the park.
Amla had to return back after the opener came back to resume his knock. The 31-year old could add only 14 runs to score 37 runs and eventually perished to the same bowler. This time around Perera trapped him plumb in front. It also broke the 57-run partnership which threatened for around 15 overs.
Here is the video
— Ketan Patil (@KetanPa99513423) July 22, 2018