World Cup 2019: Swarm of bees invades pitch during SL vs SA match

first_imgThe World Cup 2019 game between Sri Lanka and South Africa at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street on Friday came to halt for few minutes due to an unexpected reason.It was in the 48th over of the game when a swarm of bees attacked the pitch, leaving the players and the umpires floored to the ground while witnessing this frightening scenario.However, at first it appeared that Chris Morris was just doing his rituals when he was shown doing some warm-up excerices while lying on the ground, but later when the camera rolled on to the other parts of the field, all the members were seen inclined to the ground.It was certainly a rare occasion to see bees in the cricket stadium, but it wasn’t the first time.In 2008, the third ODI between India and Australia was halted for over an hour after a swarm bees arrived in the field. Before that, same scenes were seen during a Test match between India and England at Delhi’s Ferozshah Kotla stadium.BEEEEWARE World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 28, 2019Playing for pride, South Africa dished out a fine bowling effort to bowl out Sri Lanka for a modest 203 in their eight and penultimate league match of the World Cup, here Friday.On Friday, opting to bowl, South Africa bowlers produced a decent show from the ball to bundle out Sri Lanka for 203 in 49.3 overs. The Proteas picked up wickets at regular intervals after the first 10 overs to never allow the Sri Lankan middle-order settle down.advertisementDrafted into the playing eleven in place of Lungi Ngidi, pacer Dwaine Pretarius (3/25) justified his selection with a three-wicket haul while Chris Morris finished with 3 for 46.Also Seelast_img read more

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