Sri Lanka suffered a whitewash in the two-match Test series against England. The hosts lost the final affair by a big margin of 6 wickets. Meanwhile, a hilarious instance happened during the game when Jonny Bairstow smashed a maximum and the ball landed directly in a bucket full of paint.
England kept their winning streak in Sri Lanka alive as they managed two-consecutive victories in the recently concluded Test series. The final affair between England and Sri Lanka was full of ups and downs. After winning the toss, hosts elected to bat first and posted a mammoth total of 381 runs. In return, visitors managed only 344 runs before getting dismissed.
Jonny Bairstow Six And Ball Lands Into A Pain Bucket
Joe Root, the English skipper played a remarkable knock of 186 runs and rescued his side from the early setbacks in the 1st innings. Later on, Sri Lanka put a poor batting display forward and they were castled at a low total of 126 runs. Jack Leach and Dom Bess made islanders’ batsmen’s life miserable on the pitch. They shared a total of 8 wickets in the 3rd innings of the match.
In the end, England got a target of 164 runs to chase and it looked like a cakewalk. And, the visitors chased the target with 6 wickets in their hands. Meanwhile, an instance happened on the field that left everyone laughing on social media.
After the dismissal of Dom Bess and Zak Crawley, Jonny Bairstow took the charge in his hands. He looked quite in touch and a right-handed batsman was smashing the bowlers all across the park. He went for a sweep against Ramesh Mendis and the ball easily crossed the boundary line and landed into a paint bucket. And, the ball was left of no use due to which the on-field umpire had to change the red-cherry for the left part of the game.