SL vs AFG, Only Test: Monitor Lizard Stops Play Briefly On Day 2 In Colombo; Video Goes Viral

SL vs AFG, Only Test: Monitor Lizard Stops Play Briefly On Day 2 In Colombo; Video Goes Viral

Play was halted briefly in the 47th over of Sri Lanka's first innings on Day 2 as the reptile crawled onto the field from the boundary line that distracted the fielder in the deep.

Rohan SenUpdated: Saturday, February 03, 2024, 03:27 PM IST
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A bizarre stoppage in play was witnessed in Colombo on Saturday when a monitor lizard entered the ground during the Only Test between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.

Play was halted briefly in the 48th over of Sri Lanka's first innings on Day 2 as the reptile crawled onto the field from the boundary line that distracted the fielder in the deep.

"We had an uninvited guest on the field today," host broadcaster Sony Sports Network posted on Twitter.

Notably, this is not the first time something like this has happened in Sri Lanka. There have been multiple instances in the past when matches in the island nation have been halted due to snakes on the field.

Afghanistan are staring down the barrel in their first-ever Test match against Sri Lanka with the hosts taking a big lead after bowling out the visitors for 198 in their first innings on Day 1.

The experienced duo of Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal then forged a strong partnership to take the Lankans past the 300-run mark.

Mathews is five runs away from his century while Chandimal is batting on 84 at the moment with Sri Lanka 121 runs ahead of the Afghans.

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