Fabian Allen catch vs Sri Lanka: Watch West Indies all-rounder affects exceptional caught and bowled to dismiss Kusal Mendis

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 01/07/2019

Fabian Allen catch vs Sri Lanka: West Indies all-rounder put on display an exceptional fielding effort to break an 85-run partnership.

During the 39th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Sri Lanka and West Indies at Chester-le-Street, West Indies all-rounder Fabian Allen affected an awe-inspiring caught and bowled dismissal to send back Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis.

It all happened on the penultimate delivery of the 32nd over when Mendis’ attempt of hitting a low full-toss delivery off Allen saw him hitting the ball back to the bowler. With the ball hit to Allen’s right, he dived in the air to make sure that Sri Lanka don’t run away with the advantage.

Allen’s catch saw him breaking an 85-run partnership for the third wicket between Avishka Fernando and Mendis. Coming in to bat at No. 4 in the 19th over, Mendis played well for his 39 (41). His innings was comprised of four fours.

Mendis’ dismissal saw his team getting reduced to 189/3 in the 32nd over. The Sri Lankans would be looking to convert their impressive start into a formidable score.

Earlier, it was West Indies captain Jason Holder who won the toss and chose to field. Making a solitary change to their side, West Indies included fast bowler Shannon Gabriel in place of Kemar Roach. On the other hand, Sri Lanka made three changes to their playing XI. Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeffrey Vandersay and Kasun Rajitha were brought in in place of Suranga Lakmal, Jeevan Mendis and Thisara Perera.

Fabian Allen catch vs Sri Lanka

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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