Were Sri Lanka robbed? Images reveal truth behind controversial Black Caps finish

New Zealand Herald – Nearly two months on from that fateful game – the Black Caps were involved in yet another bizarre finish to a cricket match.


  • This time, the Black Caps were on the right side of history when the Sri Lankan fielder Shehan Jayasuriya took a catch on the boundary, only to collide with a fellow teammate Kusal Mendis and go tumbling over the rope.
  • Photo / Sky Sport However, unfortunately for Sri Lankan cricket fans, the umpires got the decision spot on, debunking any theory the home side were robbed.
  • Photo / Sky Sport Frame 4: While the ball is in control, the fielder’s body uncontrollably hits the ground, coming inches to the boundary rope.
  • Photo / Sky Sport In the case of Jayasuriya, the collision meant he never had “complete control” over “his own movement” which eventually saw him hit the rope.
  • Photo / Sky Sport Frame 6: Despite maintaining control of the ball in the hand, the Sri Lankan fielder has lost control of his body and fallen over the boundary, meaning the ball has gone for 6 runs.

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