'Best way to gift a wicket': Twitter stunned as Mayank Agarwal gets run out amid comedy of errors during 2nd Test

By, New Delhi
Mar 12, 2022 02:46 PM IST

Mayank Agarwal was run out off a no-ball during Day 1 of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Bengaluru.

It was a dramatic start for India in the pink-ball Test against Sri Lanka in Bengaluru, as the side endured a disappointing run-out dismissal early in the innings. Opener Mayank Agarwal, who was playing his first Test at his home ground (Chinnaswamy Stadium), didn't have the best of homecomings as he was run-out on 4 off seven deliveries in a rather dismal way.

Mayank Agarwal is run out on a no-ball.(Twitter)
Mayank Agarwal is run out on a no-ball.(Twitter)

Facing Vishwa Fernando, Mayank was caught at the crease as he attempted to defend a nip-backer from the left-arm pacer. There was a big LBW appeal and while the umpire adjudged Mayank not out, the opener ran down the pitch for a single. However, captain Rohit Sharma didn't reciprocate and while Mayank covered more than half of the pitch's length, Rohit was glued to the non-striker's end. 

The drama didn't end there, though.

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Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella made a review sign for the leg-before appeal before dislodging the bails. As confusion mounted over the mode of dismissal, on-field umpire Anil Choudhary gave the signal for a no-ball. In the end, Mayank was eventually adjudged run-out.

Twitter was stunned at the dismissal and this is how fans reacted:

Earlier, India had won the toss and opted to bat against Sri Lanka in the pink-ball Test in Bengaluru. The side made one change in the XI with Axar Patel returning to the team, replacing fellow spinner Jayant Yadav.

This is India's third day-night Test at home; the side had earlier beaten Bangladesh (2019) and England (2021) in the pink-ball matches. 

The Rohit Sharma-led Indian team will be aiming to complete a 2-0 series sweep against Sri Lanka, having registered an emphatic innings-and-222-run victory over the side in the first Test in Mohali. The match in Bengaluru is also Team India's final appearance before the players join their respective franchises for the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League.

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