Caught by J Mendis!! In the airrrrr and that’s a blinder of a catch from Jeevan Mendis. This is exactly why that try for a slower ball was absolutely not needed. Chameera goes back to bowling normal pace, lands it on a good length and gets it to jump just a touch extra, Rohit was looking for a lofted-drive on the rise, tried to adjust for the bounce and ended up standing really tall, didn’t get the timing right as the ball hit the bottom of the bat.
Jeevan Mendis ran back from mid-off, never easy looking up while running back, stretches full length forward and dives to hold on. Gets the Sri Lankans going and look at that huddle. They are charged up. Great start for the hosts.
Here is the clip of that video:
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