Vandersay, Bandara stretchered off after collision


The incident happened in the 43rd over when Virat Kohli pulled Chamika Karunaratne in front of square leg. Vandersay ran to his left from deep-backward square leg and Bandara to his right from deep midwicket. Both the fielders slide but end up clashing with each other.

Bandara tried to stop the ball from reaching the boundary but as soon as he tried to get up, he again went down holding his left knee. Vandersay was also lying on the ground. The Sri Lankan physios rushed to see both the players; The Indian medical staff and both the umpires also gathered near the boundary line.

Play was stopped for a while and both the players were eventually taken off the field on stretchers. Later, he was taken to the hospital for a scan.

Dhananjay de Silva and Vélez came on as substitutes, both taking one catch each in the innings. While Vélez was named the concussion replacement for Vandersay at the break of the innings, Sri Lanka Cricket tweeted that a decision was yet to be made on whether Bandara would bat.

Meanwhile the shot took Kohli to 99 and he brought up his 46th ODI century in the next ball. He is now three short of Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 49 centuries across formats. Kohli scored an unbeaten 166 off 110 balls as India scored 390 for 5.

India already have an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.



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