England defeated Sri Lanka by 57 runs in the second Test match at Pallekele to claim their second win in the ongoing series. Meanwhile, England’s Keaton Jennings combined with wicketkeeper, Ben Foakes to take a spectacular relay catch to dismiss Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne on day fourth.
Jennings-Foakes grab a stunner!
However, after the introduction of the T20 format, one could see many adventurous catches getting grabbed on the field. Moreover, the grab on day four had the world taking, as many of the experts called it as the craziest catch they have ever seen.
Now, speaking of it, it was a combined effort which helped bowler Adil Rashid have a wicket to his name. Meanwhile, Rashid first flighted the delivery, which Karunaratne thought would sweep, and put it in the gap. However, it wasn’t the case, as Keaton Jennings seemed to have read the batsman’s mind and acted accordingly.
Karunaratne played the shot, Jennings had already made a move and tried catching it but failed only to see wicketkeeper Ben Foakes take a relay catch and dismiss the batsman. Meanwhile, the look on Karunaratne’s face showed how gutted he was playing that shot and getting out eventually.
Meanwhile, chasing 301, the hosts fell short by 57 runs the pressure built by the England bowlers was way too much to handle. However, Karunaratne’s wicket was the most significant blow for their team, and after that, they kept losing wickets at regular interval. Angelo Mathews added some vital 88 runs in the middle, as he tried to put Sri Lanka in control but couldn’t get support from the lower middle order.
Also, Jack Leach was the pick of the bowlers, as he took a five-wicket haul. Furthermore, Joe Root slammed his 15th Test century after scoring 124 runs in the second innings and helped his side to post a strong total.
Here is the video:
Keat-Boon Jennings, more like. pic.twitter.com/6ypk5Pt06v
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