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IND vs SL: Jeffrey Vandersay and Ashen Bandara stretchered off after a Nasty collision

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Jeffrey Vandersay and Ashen Bandara stretchered off after a Nasty collision

Jeffrey Vandersay and Ashen Bandara stretchered off after Nasty collision: Sri Lankan cricketers Ashen Bandara and Jeffrey Vandersay both stretchered off after an ugly collision during their ODI against India on Sunday.

India won the toss and elected to bat at Thiruvananthapuram, and was well on their way to a strong total when the incident occurred during the 42nd over.

Virat Kohli pulled one to the boundary at deep square leg and both Vandersay and Bandara dashed after it, the teammates then choosing to slide to stop the ball.

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After a while, the Indian medical staff also came out. The audience present at the venue also had a concerned look on their faces. Soon after, stretchers came out and Bandara had to be carried off.

Vandersay was back on his feet, but had to go off the field. Dhananjaya de Silva and Dunith Wellalage came in as substitutes. Kohli had to wait a wee bit on 99 before getting to his hundred on the last ball of the over.

Play was halted for quite some time after the two Sri Lankan cricketers were wincing in pain. Bandara was one of the additions of the Sri Lankan playing XI after the visiting team rested de Silva and Wellalage. More updates of Vandersay and Bandara are awaited for the time being.

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The incident was reminiscent of Jason Gillespie and Steve Waugh’s collision against Sri Lanka in the first Test in 1999, which left Waugh with a broken nose and Gillespie a broken leg.

Thankfully the immediate injuries did not appear to be quite as bad for Vandersay and Bandara though both were examined for a concussion.

Play resumed seven minutes later allowing Kohli to reach a century.

He finished on a massive 166 not out leading India to a total of 5-390.

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