Match Between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan stopped due to a bizarre reason

During the ongoing one-off Test match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan in Colombo, an unexpected interruption occurred on the second day of play. A monitor lizard made its way onto the field, causing a temporary halt in the match.

The incident took place during the 48th over of the Sri Lankan innings, prompting officials to intervene and attempt to scare off the monitor lizard. After a brief interruption, the lizard eventually left the field on its own.

This is not the first time such a bizarre interruption has occurred in cricket matches. During the Lanka Premier League last year, matches were also halted due to snakes slithering onto the field.

The Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Test match marks the first time these two teams are facing each other in a Test format. Sri Lanka won the coin toss and chose to bowl first. Despite an early wicket, Afghanistan managed to recover, with Rahmat Shah scoring 91 runs as the top scorer. However, apart from Shah, no other Afghanistan batsman made a significant contribution, and they were eventually bowled out for 198 runs.

In response, Sri Lanka made a strong start with their openers adding 93 runs before losing their first wicket. Despite a brief setback, Sri Lanka’s middle order, led by Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal, helped them reach a commanding position by the tea break, with the team at 287/3, leading by 89 runs.

The unexpected appearance of the monitor lizard adds to the list of unusual incidents that have occurred in cricket matches, showcasing the unpredictable nature of the sport.

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