Shehan Jayasuriya, Kusal Mendis Collide Near Boundary During T20i Match Against Kiwis (Image credit; Twitter/BLACKCAPS)
Sri Lanka cricketers Shehan Jayasuriya and Kusal Mendis collided during the second T20 International match against New Zealand. It was the final over where New Zealand requires seven runs of the six balls.
The collision was such drastic that both the players instantly fall on the ground while trying to catch the ball at the long-on. It was Mitchell Santner who lofted the delivery for a boundary, however, Shehan took the catch but his body touched the rope and it was declared four runs by the field umpire.
The official Twitter handle of New Zealand Cricket wrote, "Drama in the deep! A great catch from Jayasuriya but he collides with his teammate and goes over the boundary. Santner awarded SIX. Receiving medical attention now, hopefully all ok’’.
Drama in the deep! A great catch from Jayasuriya but he collides with his team mate and goes over the boundary. Santner awarded SIX ðŸÂÂÂÂ Receiving medical attention now, hopefully all ok. #SLvsNZ pic.twitter.com/TJZaUcfczu— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) September 3, 2019
This is not the first time that these two players and suffered injuries on the field, recently, both Mendis and Jayasuriya fell of the bikes while taking a victory lap inside R Premadasa Stadium.
The guards and groundsmen on the stadium rushed to the cricketers because the duo struggled to get well from the autumn.
The third T20I between Sri Lanka and New Zealand to be played on Friday in Kandy.