Trent Boult Tries to Dodge Sri Lanka Fielders
New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult had a classic moment with the bat on the second day of the first Test between Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand in Galle on Thursday. Arriving at No. 10 after a burst of wickets dropped early on the second day, Boult attempted a premeditated sweep against the Sri Lankan turnstile, Lasith Embuldeniya.
However, the left-hander only managed to gain a superior advantage, which resulted in him getting the ball into the grid of his helmet. Sensing that the ball was still in play, the Sri Lankan opponents with a big smile on their face tried to approach Boult to take the ball and claim a catch, but Boult, who knew what was going on, moved hilariously into the trick, trying to dodge the players to avoid going out ‘caught’.
Eventually, the players took the ball out of Boult’s helmet, but the ball remained there long enough for it to be considered dead. Both teams saw the lightest side of the incident, which ended with smiles and laughter as he returned to start the game.
Two balls later he hit Embuldeniya on the ground for six, but it was Sri Lanka who had the last word of laughter. Boult ended up getting caught in the middle at 18 for the Black Caps to get 249 in their first innings.