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Monitor lizard: Sri Lanka vs England Galle Test witnesses uninvited reptile near the boundary rope

Dixit Bhargav
|Sun Jan 24 2021


Monitor lizard: An uninvited reptile was spotted near the boundary rope today at the Galle International Stadium.

During the third day of the second Test of the ongoing England’s tour of Sri Lanka in Galle, a monitor lizard became the centre of attraction after it was spotted near the boundary rope.

It all happened in the 64th over of the English innings when a cameraman witnessed the dangerous reptile making its presence felt on the ground at the Galle International Stadium.

While there was no untoward incident due to the monitor lizard, it ended up alluring hilarious reactions across social media platforms.

As far as the match is concerned, a 97-run partnership for the fifth wicket between England captain Joe Root and wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler (55) has stitched a much-needed recovery for the visitors.

Having lost half their side now, England aren’t completely out of danger as they still trail by more than 150 runs. Having said that, Root’s presence in the middle has it in it to dismantle the opposition.

Coming on the back of a maiden Test double century in Asia in the first Test at the same venue, 30-year old Root has followed it with his 19th Test century. While the rest of the English batsmen have struggled against Lasith Embuldeniya, Root has successfully managed to combat the threat possessed by the left-arm spinner.

Monitor lizard witnessed near boundary rope in Sri Lanka vs England Test:

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