India vs Sri Lanka : Lakmal Outstanding catch ‘No Shoe’

Suranga Lakmal lost one of his shoes while balancing and taking the catch that led to Shikhar Dhawan’s dismissal.

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India opener Shikhar Dhawan fell short of just six runs to score his seventh Test century in the second Test. Against Sri Lanka in Nagpur, which India won by an innings and 239 runs.

Starting the innings in the third and final Test at Feroz Shah Kotla, Dhawan in an ominous mood again. But soon gifted his wicket to Dilruwan Perera, who made the left-hander his 100th victim in Tests.

In Delhi’s hazy conditions, the Sri Lankan fast-bowler ran from his position to take the catch, but in doing so, somehow lost one of his shoes as well as his balance. Lakmal, however, managed to hold on to the ball before falling on the ground.

Lakmal’s bizarre catch not only drew laughs from his teammates on the field but also Dhawan, who could be seen leaving the ground with a smile on his face.

Dhawan, who made a brilliant 94 in the Nagpur Test, scored 23 off 35 deliveries before being dismissed by Perera.

Earlier, India skipper Virat Kohli had won the toss and elected to bat first at Feroz Shah Kotla cricket stadium.

The hosts, who lead the three-match series 1-0 after thrashing Sri Lanka in the second Test, made two changes to the team as they prepare for the upcoming tour of South Africa in January.

Fit-again Mohammed Shami and opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan return to the XI in place of Umesh Yadav and Lokesh Rahul.