New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and Sri Lanka spin bowler Akila Dananjaya reported for suspect bowling actions during the first test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. According to the ICC statement, Kane Williamson and Akila Dananjaya will now undergo testing within 14 days from the reporting date (August 18). In this time, they have permitted to bowl.
“The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the management of both teams, cited concerns about the legality of the bowling actions of both players,” the ICC statement read.
“Williamson and Dananjaya will now undergo testing within 14 days from the reporting date (August 18), and during this period both will be permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known.”
If both have not clear the test, then they will receive a ban from the bowling.
During the First test, Akila Dananjaya bowled 62 overs and took six wickets while Kane Williamson bowled three overs.
Sri Lanka takes the lead in two-match test series by 1-0
Sri Lanka won the first test after a successful chase in the fourth innings by six wickets. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne scored a brilliant century in the fourth inning. He scored 122 runs in 243 balls with the help of six fours and one six. Karunaratne becomes only second Sri Lankan player to score a century in the fourth innings of a test after Kushal Perara. Perara scored a century in the fourth inning this year against South Africa.
The second test of the series will start from tomorrow where Sri Lanka can try to win the series by winning this test while New Zealand can try to draw the test series by winning this test.
After the test series, Sri Lanka and New Zealand will play three-match T20I series. The T20I series will start from September 01.