Taijul Islam has joined an infamous list of players to be dismissed in a bizarre fashion. Bangladesh player was dismissed hit wicket and it is perhaps the worst way of getting out.
The incident happened during the second Test match against Sri Lanka at Pallekele. Bangladesh were in a spot of bother for losing too many wickets in the first innings.
The visitors were batting on 251/9 on Day 3 and were still trailing the hosts by 242 runs. Earlier, Sri Lanka managed to post 493/7 and declared the innings.
Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne scored 118 including 15 boundaries. On the other hand, Lahiru Thirimanne top-scored with 140 with the help of 15 fours.
Oshada Fernando and Niroshan Dickwella scored 81 and 77 respectively as Sri Lanka posted a humongous total in the first innings. On the other hand, Taskin Ahmed picked up 4 wickets for Bangladesh.
Bangladesh succumbed to 251 in the first innings. Tamim Iqbal top-scored with 92 including 12 fours. Jayawickrama was the pick of the bowlers for Sri Lanka as he took 6 wickets.
Taijul Islam dismissed in strange fashion
Sri Lanka scored 194/9 (declared) in the second innings. Taijul Islam took 5 wickets to his name for the visitors. Bangladesh were bowled out for 227 and lost the game by 209 runs. However, Taijul Islam’s strange mode of dismissal was the talking point.
Facing Sri Lankan pacer Suranga Lakmal, Taijul played a regulation backfoot defensive shot. As it turned out, his left foot slipped out of his shoe. The 29-year-old accidentally pushed his shoe onto the stumps. His mistake brought an end to Bangladesh innings.
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