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Five Instances When Fans’ Outburst Affected A Cricket Match 

Five Instances When Fans’ Outburst Affected A Cricket Match
Play was stopped, as fans hurled bottles at the ground. Image Courtesy: Getty Images
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This article highlights unruly spectators at Pallekele, Kandy, who disrupted the third ODI between Sri Lanka and India.

When vandalism on the cricket ground comes to our mind, the first semi-final of the 1996 world cup at Eden Gardens immediately gets highlighted. But, that was not the first, here we relive five of the most dangerous violence instances on the cricket field in the history.

1) India in Sri Lanka, Fans Hurled Bottles, as Sri Lanka Register Another Series Loss

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The play was stopped, as fans hurled bottles at the ground. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

In the third ODI of the five match series between Sri Lanka and India, when the visitors were eight runs away from a convincing victory, Sri Lankan fans started to hurl plastic bottles at the ground which lead to a delay in the match. The security personnel later had to empty the stadium for the match to resume, which India eventually won by six wickets thanks to Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni’s fabulous partnership.

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