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Sri Lanka v Australia: Matthew Kuhnemann is harshly denied a wicket after the bails REFUSE to budge

Matthew Kuhnemann is hard wicked after bail REFUSED to give way as Australia went on the attack early in crucial fourth ODI against Sri Lanka

  • Matthew Kuhnemann was hard denied a wicket for Australia on Tuesday
  • The tourists must keep their ODI series against Sri Lanka alive in Colombo
  • Kuhnemann almost took the wicket of Sri Lanka danger man Pathum Nissanka
  • The ball bounced off the batter and hit the stumps, but the bails didn’t move

Matthew Kuhnemann thought he had taken his third scalp in One Day International cricket on Tuesday, but a stubborn couple bailed had other ideas in Sri Lanka.

With Australia needing nothing less than a win in Colombo, a quick start was needed for Aaron Finch’s men, with danger man Pathum Nissanka’s wicket vital to the tourists’ fortunes.

And spin bowler Kuhnemann went so close to removing the opening batsman, with a wicket delivery that shot away from the batsman and hit the top of his pad.

Matthew Kuhnemann was hard denied a wicket during Australia's ODI against Sri Lanka

Matthew Kuhnemann was hard denied a wicket during Australia’s ODI against Sri Lanka

The spinner was left stunned after the ball hit the stumps, but the stirrups didn't budge

The spinner was left stunned after the ball hit the stumps, but the stirrups didn’t budge

The ball fell under Nissanka’s feet, where it bounced off and rolled to the wickets, where it hit the base of the stump.

However, the ball didn’t hit the wickets with enough force to clear the stirrups, which refused to give way, leaving Kuhnemann stunned – though the umpire couldn’t hide a wry smile.

Nissanka – who scored a century in the third ODI – was eventually sent back to the sheds by Mitchell Marsh, with Peter Carey taking a catch behind the stumps of the fast bowling.

Dhananjaya de Silva and Charith Asalanka try to stabilize the ship as the hosts approach the 20th at 77-3.

More to follow.

Aaron Finch's squad got off to a quick start in Colombo and quickly removed three Sri Lankan batsman

Aaron Finch’s squad got off to a quick start in Colombo and quickly removed three Sri Lankan batsman

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