Did Yasir Shah Bowl Shane Warne’s ‘Ball of the Century’ At Galle?

 Did Yasir Shah Bowl Shane Warne’s ‘Ball of the Century’ At Galle?

Yasir Shah against Kusal Mendis (Image Source: Twitter)

Pakistan is currently busy playing the first Test at Galle against Sri Lanka. Speaking of the match, Sri Lanka batted first and posted a fighting total of 222 runs. In reply, Pakistan got bundled out for 218 runs as their skipper, Babar Azam scored a fantastic Test Ton. Then, with a four-run lead, Sri Lanka batted in the third innings and they managed to put up a total of 337 runs.

But, a magical incident happened when Yasir Shah bowled a magical delivery to dismiss Kusal Mendis in that innings. The video went viral and got circulated over the internet as it got compared to the ‘Ball of the Century’ by former Australia legend Shane Warne. The Sri Lanka Cricket Board also shared the video by terming that delivery as a candidate for the Ball of the Century.

Here is the shared video of that magical delivery by Yasir Shah:

Sri Lanka set a 342-run target for Pakistan to win this Test match

Speaking about that delivery, it was day three of that match where Kusal Mendis was batting brilliantly by scoring 76 runs. In the 56th over of that innings, Yasir bowled a delivery that was pitched outside leg-stump and it turned awkwardly to hit the off stump. Mendis was completely clueless regarding that delivery as Yasir Shah picked up a big wicket.

This delivery reminded fans about late Shane Warne’s ‘Ball of the Century’ to dismiss England’s Mike Gatting during the 1993 Ashes series. In that match also, the legendary English batter was completely shocked by that ball from Shane Warne. Yasir Shah picked up three in that innings by conceding 122 runs. On the other hand, in the first innings, he grabbed two wickets only.

However, on day four, Pakistan managed to bundle them totally as they started to chase down the target of 342 runs. Now, Pakistan ended day four after scoring 222 runs by losing three wickets as they are looking to win this series opener. Speaking of Yasir Shah’s Test career, he played 47 matches so far where he picked up 240 wickets at an economy of 3.21.

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