Sri Lankan spinner Lasith Embuldeniya dropped for the team for 6 weeks, dislocating on the left thumb on the second test against South Africa on Port Elizabeth.
Lasith Embuldeniya’s injury
This 22nd year’s old, Sri Lankan left-hander spinner tried to take a catch on Kagiso Rabada’s delivery. Lasith Embuldeniya left the match at once with the bloody thumb, crying from acute pain. As the injury was so series than Lasith Embuldeniya is scheduled for surgery on the day.
Lasith Embuldeniya got his debut on Durban got 5 wickets for Sri Lanka in the second inning, and lead the wicket-taking festival to tie up the hosts early.
First day in Port Elizabeth
The first day in Port Elizabeth costs 13 of wickets. As South Africa won the toss and opted to bat first. Though opener Dean Elgar closed by 15 runs, then Hashim Amla laid a golden duck then Temba Bavuma scored another duck as well. But another opener Aiden Makram scored 60 runs. Wicket Keeper Quinton de Cock scored 86 runs as well and reached South Africa to a score of 222 runs.
As South Africa closed too early but Sri Lanka lost three over by 20 overs of the day. Sri Lankan Captain Dimuth Karunaratne returned early, scoring 17 runs. Though Oshada Fernando and Kusal Mendis couldn’t score well. But another opener Lahiru Thirimanne scored 25* runs and will bat with Kasun Rajitha from 60 runs.
Therefore, Sri Lankan spinner Lasith Embuldeniya dropped for the team for 6 weeks. As Sri Lanka is leading the series by 1-0, hope South Africa will come back to the series well.