WATCH: Chamika Karunaratne loses his tooth whereas making an attempt a catch in Lanka Premier League

In a freakish incident, Sri Lanka all-rounder Chamika Karunaratne misplaced his tooth whereas making an attempt a catch throughout a Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2022 match between Kandy Falcons and Galle Gladiators on Wednesday.

All of it occurred within the fourth over of the sport when Nuwanido Fernando smashed a fuller supply bowled by Carlos Brathwaite outdoors off over covers. Karunaratne ran again from cowl to take an over-the-shoulder catch, however the ball was hit on the face because it got here down, dislodging a number of tooth.

Karunaratne was then instantly taken to the hospital, the place he underwent surgical procedure. He’s understood to have misplaced 4 tooth in his decrease frontal jaw and sustained lacerations on his decrease lip and gums.

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Talking in regards to the sport, the Falcons registered a snug victory within the match, efficiently chasing down the goal of 122 set by Gladiators in simply 15 overs with the lack of 5 wickets. Kamindu Mendis (44) was the top-scorer for the Falcons, hitting 4 fours and two sixes after openers Pathum Nissanka and Andre Fletcher gave a flying begin.

Nissanka scored 22 runs off 21 balls with the assistance of three fours, and a six and Fletcher made 20 runs off simply 14 balls, together with three fours and a six. Brathwaite shone with the ball for them, taking 4 wickets in 4 overs after making a gift of simply 14 runs, together with a maiden over. Brathwaite was adjudged with the ‘Man of the Match’ title.

“Pitch was good for seam bowling, and I stored it easy. Tried to carry the sting into play. Pleased with opening the bowling. Fletcher has been apologising, nobody drops catches on goal. LPL has been superb, good vibes thus far,” stated Brathwaite after the match.

Rahul Diyashi
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