Kumar Sangakkara has retired from international cricket but has not lost his sheen yet. The former Sri Lankan wicketkeeper-batsman who is playing for Surrey in Natwest T20 Blast hit the ball in his distinct style coming down the wicket. The shot travelled the distance and went over covers boundary for a maximum. In an attempt to catch that phone in the crowd a spectator forgot that he had his phone in the hand. He could not catch the ball and in the process dropped his phone also. The screen of his phone was shattered but the smile on the spectator’s phone was constant as he showed the broken screen for the camera.
The shot was off English bowler Steven Finn’s over who bowled a short ball on the off stump. Sangakkara scored 70 runs off 42 balls hitting 6 sixes and 3 fours. The 39-year-old was the top scorer in the Surrey side as they put on a fighting total of 158 runs for 9 wickets. They suffered a batting collapse after suffering from a major batting collapse. Finn ended up Sangakkara’s wicket and had the last laugh after being hammered for runs.
Middlesex who came out to chase a total of 159. The side had big names Paul Stirling and Dawid Malan who smashed a fifty against South Africa in the three-match T20I series. Stirling and Malan got Middlesex off to a decent start. Middlesex team had big names like Eoin Morgan, Brendon McCullum, James Franklin and Tim Southee. Whereas McCullum got out early, Franklin and Morgan got off to good starts but could not hold on to their wickets.
Surrey bowlers did well in the death overs taking wickets and putting pressure on the Surrey side. But, the tailenders managed to get past the score and won the match by one wicket. Sangakkara’s inning went in vain as Surrey lost in a close affair at Lord’s.