[Watch] Pathirana turns Malinga and breaks Stubbs’ stump with a deadly Yorker in IPL 2024 | cricket.un

Stubbs was cleaned up by Pathirana [AP]Stubbs was cleaned up by Pathirana [AP]

Sri Lanka’s young pacer Matheesha Pathirana made a memorable outing in Chennai Super Kings’ ongoing IPL 2024 clash against Delhi Capitals at the ACA-VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam.

After taking a sensational catch to stun DC’s in-form opener David Warner, Pathirana showed off his incredible death-bowling skills, castling Mitchell Marsh and Tristan Stubbs in a single over.

The incident occurred during the Capitals’ fifteenth over when they were well placed at 129 for two, gearing up for one last push.

However, CSK captain Ruturaj Gaikwad’s decision to bring Pathirana back into the attack has worked wonders for the defending champions, with the ace speedster taking down Marsh’s swaggering duo and Stubbs with two deadly Yorkers.

After conceding a boundary in the third delivery of his over, Pathirana castled Marsh with a deadly reverse-swinging yorker. He followed it up with a dot ball before getting rid of Stubbs with a similar delivery.

It was a full delivery that swung at Stubbs, breaking his defense and shattering his stump. The South African batter was left in shock, while Pathirana celebrated the dismissal jubilantly with his teammates.

After Pathirana removed the overseas duo, Axar Patel joined him. Captain’s Rishabh Pants in the middle to ensure a finish suitable for guests. At the time of writing, the Capitals were 161 for four in 17.5 overs, with Pant and Axar batting on 34* and 5*, respectively.

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