The dismissal of Pathum Nissanka in the Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan match during the 2022 Asia Cup match became a major topic of conversation on Saturday. Sri Lanka was already two wickets behind when Nissanka was trailed by the on-field umpire.
The Sri Lankan batsman appeared in disbelief and opted for a review, but much to the surprise of the fans, despite minimal movement on the ultra rim, the third umpire asked the field umpire to stick with his decision.
The incident happened during the last ball of the second over. After losing Charith Asalanka and Kusal Mendis early on, the pressure on the Lankan Lions was well and good.
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Nissanka tried to make contact with the ball, but it turned out that he missed. The replays also suggested something similar, when the third umpires reviewed the dismissal, the ultra-edge showed minimal deflection, but as the on-field umpire had already handed out the Sri Lankan opener, the third umpire found no conclusive evidence to change it around. to turn.
Fans, meanwhile, were confused on Twitter after the bizarre layoff.
Watch how fans reacted to Pathum Nissanka’s resignation:
— Vichitra.Duniya (@vichitra_duniya) August 27, 2022
What decision will the ICC make over the umpire who saw Pathum Nissanka’s wicket in the first match as a wrongful dismissal?@ICC @OfficialSLC @AsiaCup2022 #PathumNissanka pic.twitter.com/uGkRIJ8cul— Janitha Sudarshana (@Janitha_Sudarsh) August 27, 2022
Where’s the rush hour? “I haven’t seen anything like it,” says Sanjay Manjekar as Pathum Nissanka is controversially handed out #AFGvSL
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Pathum Nissanka has been handed out for this.!
This is not a peak! This kind of murmur is always present in the ultra rim whether the ball is near the bat or not. Inexperienced referee. #AsiaCup2022 #SLvsAFG pic.twitter.com/8CFgA95spU— Numbers.lk (@Numberslka) August 27, 2022
Pathum Nissanka got out
— Chirag Sukhija (@RjChiragSukhija) August 27, 2022
Sri Lanka did not start well against Afghanistan. After winning the toss, Mohammad Nabi chose to bowl first. Mendis and Asalanka were both fired in the first over themselves. Fazalhaq Farooqi took two crucial wickets for the Afghans.
The Lankan Lions, meanwhile, had been reduced to 49/4 after 7.5 overs at the time of writing.