SL vs AUS: David Warner takes jaw-dropping one-handed catch, Ashton Agar stunned
David Warned took a stunning catch to dismiss Dhanajaya de Silva.
Updated - Jun 14, 2022 7:34 pm
David Warner took a spectacular one-handed catch to dismiss Dhananjaya de Silva during the first ODI between Sri Lanka and Australia at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy on June 14. However, what really stood out here is that Warner’s athletic effort left his teammate Ashton Agar in utter disbelief.
This happened in the 26th over of the first innings bowled by spinner Ashton Agar. On the penultimate delivery of the over, Dhanajaya attempted a big shot as he advanced down the wicket and heaved his bat aggressively. The shot seemed well-timed, and at one point in time, it appeared as if it would easily fly over the head of David Warner, who was stationed at mid-on.
David Warner’s brilliance sent back Dhananjaya de Silva
Nonetheless, the explosive opener showed a great presence of mind as he judged the ball nicely and stuck his right hand up to complete an outstanding one-handed catch. More importantly, Warner didn’t even fall after taking the acrobatic catch and started running to celebrate. Agar, on the other hand, jumped in delight before putting both hands on his head as he walked towards Warner to celebrate.
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After an outstanding performance in the three-match T20I series that the Aussies won 2-1, the Men in Yellow would now be hoping to showcase an even better performance in the ongoing ODI encounter in order to take an early lead in the series. Meanwhile, it was Sri Lanka who were simply impressive in the first innings as they posted a stiff total of 300 on the board.
Dhananjaya de Silva went back to the pavilion scoring seven runs off 17 deliveries. However, vital half-centuries from Danushka Gunathilaka (55), Pathum Nissanka (56), and an unbeaten 86 from wicketkeeper-batter Kusal Mendis combined with finishing touches from Wanindu Hasaranga, who scored a 19-ball 37, powered the Lankans to 300/7. The onus would now be on the Australian top-order to ensure a strong start for their side.