KXIP vs KKR Live Score

For all the action on the field, however, controversy dominated the narrative as Sri Lanka refused to take the field at the start of the day after umpires, concerned over the altered condition of the ball from the previous day, changed the ball and awarded West Indies five penalty runs.

Bancroft, on that occasion, had been similarly charged as Chandimal has been on Sunday (June 17) - Level 2.2.9, which saw the Australian opener copping a fine of 75 per cent of his match fees, with three demerit points.

"The team management has informed us that Sri Lankan players have not engaged in any wrongdoing", the statement read. The officials had also, in keeping with the rules, awarded West Indies five extra runs.

The statement also said that Sports Minister Faiszer Musthapa, along with SLC chief executive, Ashley de Silva, and head of global cricket, Chandima Mapatuna, all assured the team management that they would "take all necessary steps to defend any player, in the event any unwarranted allegation is brought against a member of the team". "SLC shall take all necessary steps to defend any player, in the event any unwarranted allegation is brought against a member of the team".

Leading by 47 runs after racking up 300 in their first innings at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground, West Indies reduced the visitors to 34 for one in their second innings at the close, leaving them still in deficit by 13 runs.

There were animated discussions involving match referee Javagal Srinath and the Sri Lankan pair of coach Chandika Hathurusingha and team manager Asanka Gurusinha.

But even as the umpires made their way out to the middle, none of the Sri Lanka players joined them.

The Sri Lankan players were advised by their cricket board to take the field in order to "ensure the continuity of the match", and praised the decision taken by the team to uphold the spirit of the game. He was shining the ball and had bandages on like many players do. It took another 40 minutes for play to finally begin.

Sri Lanka protested by refusing to leave their dressing room for almost an hour and a half. Pakistan eventually forfeited the Test.

He lost the company of Chase in the final over the session as Sri Lanka struck immediately upon taking the second new ball when the all-rounder, on 41, flicked a full-length delivery to Suranga Lakmal at midwicket.


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