The Bangladesh player, Taijul Islam has joined an infamous list of players o have witnessed a bizarre dismissal in their cricket career. Bangladesh cricketer was dismissed hit wicket and the visual clearly displays that it is perhaps the worst way of getting out. The incident happened during the second Test match against Sri Lanka at Pallekele.
Bangladesh was in a spot of bother for losing too many wickets in regular intervals in the first innings. The visitors were batting on 251/9 on Day 3 and were still trailing the hosts by 242 runs. Earlier, Sri Lanka managed to post 493/7 and declared the innings.
The Sri Lankan skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne scored 118 including 15 boundaries. On the other hand, Lahiru Thirimanne top-scored with 140 with the help of 15 fours. Oshada Fernando and Niroshan Dickwella also played decent knocks of 81 and 77 respectively as Sri Lanka posted a humongous total in the first innings.
On the other hand, Taskin Ahmed was the pick of the bowlers for Bangladesh, who scalped 4 wickets. Bangladesh succumbed to 251 in the first innings. Tamim Iqbal was the highest run-getter as he amassed 92 including 12 fours. Jayawickrama was the pick of the bowlers for Sri Lanka as he took 6 wickets.
Sri Lanka scored 194/9 (declared) in the second innings. Taijul Islam took 5 wickets to his name for the visitors. Bangladesh eventually got bundled out for 227 and lost the game by 209 runs. However, Taijul Islam’s strange mode of dismissal was the talking point.
Facing Sri Lankan pacer Suranga Lakmal, Taijul played a regulation backfoot defensive shot. As it turned out, his left foot slipped out of his shoe. The 29-year-old accidentally pushed his shoe onto the stumps. His mistake brought an end to Bangladesh’s innings.
Here is the video of the dismissal:
Here is how fans reacted to the dismissal:
What a way to be dismissed!
Bangladesh tail-ender Taijul Islam kicked his stumps with his foot as his shoe came off and was given out hit wicket against Sri Lanka. pic.twitter.com/PrirbBNEcp
— ABC SPORT (@abcsport) May 3, 2021
— Rim💲ha ⚔️ (@Baaghibaloch) May 2, 2021
Suranga Lakmal is only the 2nd Sri Lanka bowler to dismiss a batsman [Taijul Islam] Hit Wicket in Tests. First was Muttiah Muralitharan – batsman Roland Holder at Kingstown in 1997. #SLvBD
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) May 1, 2021
Taijul Islam’s wicket was so Funny his shoes came off and got Hit wicket. #SLvsBang
— Sagar Gala (@sagarga1234) May 1, 2021