By MS Dhoni-Esque Stumping, Imam-ul-Haq Was Removed From Galle, according to Niroshan Dickwella
Ramesh Mendis’ off-spin delivery, bowled at a respectable length, struck Imam-ul-Haq. Niroshan Dickwella’s quick thinking behind the stumps allowed Sri Lanka to take a wicket even though the left-handed batsman completely missed the ball.
Cricket fans were reminded of the late India captain MS Dhoni by Niroshan Dickwella’s astute wicketkeeping skills during Sri Lanka’s first Test match against Pakistan at the Galle International Stadium. Dickwella demonstrated exceptional game knowledge in the fourth inning of the game on Tuesday to help his team get rid of Imam-ul-Haq. So Pakistan, who were chasing a target of 342 runs, got off to a great start with an 87-run partnership between Imam and Abdullah Shafique. This partnership helped Pakistan, who were chasing a goal of 342 runs, make the first breakthrough in the innings.
So on the fourth day of the match, Ramesh Mendis bowled a decent-length off-spin delivery to left-handed batsman Imam. So the baseball swung away from the hitter, and he missed it. Dickwella quickly clipped the bails to complete the stumping after picking up the ball behind the stumps and waiting for Imam to lift his back foot.
Here is an example of how Niroshan Dickwella deceived Imam-ul-Haq:
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The stumping reminded the audience of the identical stumping of Sabbir Rahman by Dhoni during India’s T20 World Cup match against Bangladesh in 2016.
So the visitors were 222 for 3 as the umpires signaled the end of Day 4 of Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan Test match at Galle. Despite Babar Azam’s individual score of 55 costing him his wicket, Pakistan was able to keep the lead thanks to Abdullah Shafique’s unbeaten century. The team still needed 120 runs to win the game at the end of Tuesday’s play.