Jadeja suspended from 3rd Sri Lanka Test

India vs Srilanka second Test 344/3

The left-arm spinner was reprimanded for a unsafe throw in the second Test in Colombo.

Sri Lanka went out for the morning session without Pradeep, who is expected to bat, but were buoyed by the early dismissal of the prolific Pujara, Dimuth Karunaratne taking his first Test victim after a successful review for leg before in the second over of the day.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli kept rotating his bowlers at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground to keep the batsmen on their toes, and the strategy paid off.

The hosts resumed the third day on 50 for two in their first innings but lost their remaining eight wickets for 133 runs as off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bagged his 26th five-wicket haul in test cricket.

Saha showed his liking for spin, sweeping and using his feet expertly, while the risky Jadeja struck Herath for two sixes in as many balls as India amassed another huge total.




While Indian team is preparing its best to whitewash Sri Lankan team, here comes a fatal blow for the blue squad as the star-allrounder Ravindra Jadeja is set to miss the third test match on August 12th at Pallekele.

India 1st innings: 622/9 declared beat Sri Lanka: 183 & 386 in 116.5 overs (Dimuth Karunaratne 141, Kusal Mendis 110; Raindra Jadeja 5/152) by an innings and 53 runs.

The ICC said that Jadeja breached article 2.2.8 of the player's code of conduct which prohibits "throwing a ball (or any other item of cricket equipment such as a water bottle) at or near a Player.in an inappropriate and/or unsafe manner during an International Match".

The incident happened on Saturday - the third day of the match - when Jadeja, after fielding off his own bowling, threw the ball back at the batsman who had not left his crease. The ball narrowly missed him in a manner which the on-field umpires determined as "dangerous", the ICC said.

With no question asked, Jadeja simply admitted the offense and accepted the sanction proposed by Richie Richardson of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

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