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Shami's double strike rocks Sri Lanka

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August 13, 2017 13:56

SL 23-2 (5 ovs) vs India 487 | Scorecard

Mendis has a close shave as he comes a long way looking for the single before the batsman Karunaratne sends him back. Luckily the fielder at point missed the direct hit else Mendis would have been run out.

However, two balls later he plays a beautiful flick through the leg side for a four to get off the mark in style. The pacer slides down the pads again and the result is the same as Mendis bags another boundary.

Shami strikes again in his next over as he sends back the other opener. Late movement for Shami as Karunaratne is forced to play at it before the ball moves away to take the edge.

Shami on fire as he dismisses both the Sri Lankan openers to reduce the hosts to 23 for two in the fifth over.

Dinesh Chandimal is beaten by a full incoming delivery from Shami as the appeal for LBW is turned down. And Virat Kohli decides to take the DRS with the batsman struck on the crease while being hit on the pads.

The ball is clipping the bails which means the batsman survives just about because of umpire's call. A close call for Chandimal and Sri Lanka, who are struggling against the new ball.