Two Iconic Moments in Sri Lankan Cricket History

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 When the scoreboard at Pietermaritzburg Oval read 5 runs in total with 4 wickets down, for Bangladesa  after Chaminda Vaas took a hat-trick and then another wicket in the first over. 


 Arjuna Ranatunga reprimands the umpire Ross Emerson during the infamous  contretemps at Adelaide Oval on 23 January 1999 after Eemrson –in what is now known to be a pre-planned move — no-balled Muralitharan for chucking the ball.

For clarification of the events leading up to this incident and a ‘post-mortem’ See Michael Roberts, “Saving Murali: Action On-field and Off-field, 1995-2005, in Roberts, Incursions and Excursions in and around Sri Lankan Cricket, Colombo: Vijitha Yapa Publications, 20011, pp. 111-38 … ISBN 978-955-53198-0-5

Also see articles by Rohit Brijnath, Peter Roebuck, Bernard Whimpress, Glucka Wijesuriya and Michael Roberts in Roberts, Essaying Cricket. Sri Lanka and Beyond, Colombo:  Vijitha Yapa Publications, 2006 ….  ISBN 955-1266-25-0 (pbk) and 955-1266-26-9 (hbk) …………………… where some other striking photographs can be viewed.

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