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Twitter reacts to Sri Lanka dropping two catches and the semi-final berth

Perera and Prasanna drop important catches of Sarfraz

Sri Lanka bowler Lasith Malinga
(Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The virtual quarter-finals of the Champions Trophy, which treated us with an enthralling contest between the two Asian side by the names of Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The match went one way then another and it was finally the men in Green, who had the rub of the green, who entered into the semi-finals of the mini-world cup. Thanks to some assistance from the Sri Lankan fielding during crunch situations, we know the fourth team to reach the semi-finals.

Pakistan looked on course to their victory after the rookie opener Fakhar Zaman scored his maiden half-century of his One-day career. The men in green, after being at a comfortable position for 92-1, started losing wickets in humps and were destined to lose after being reduced to 139-6.

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Nuwan Pradeep, Lasith Malinga, Thisara Perera, and Suranga Lakmal all chipped in with wickets in this interval. But it was Sarfraz Ahmed who played a captain’s knock and shepherded the lower order towards a win. Sarfraz was first supported by the debutant Faheem Ashraf and later on by Mohammad Asif who kept his cool whiling reducing the required total over by over.

However, Sarfraz gave a couple of chances for Sri Lanka to come back into the match as he was the last man standing. Thisara Perera dropped a dolly from Sarfraz Ahmed, shocking the entire Twitter fraternity along with his captain Matthews and bowler Lasith Malinga. Later on, Seekuge Prasanna dropped another one from Sarfraz Khan to add insult to injury.

Sri Lanka in the last 45 minutes made series of a blunder by dropping important catches and being sloppy in the field with their misfields, giving extra runs for boundaries. After coming so close to the semi-finals, Sri Lankans choked when requires and eventually, Pakistan take on England in the first semi-finals of the tournament.

Let us Look at how Twitter reacted to the situation

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