Twitter Reacts As Bees Attack Halts Sri Lanka-South Africa Match

Twitter Reacts As Bees Attack Halts Sri Lanka-South Africa Match

Bees attacked the ground in the 48th over (Credits: Twitter)

Animals interrupting a cricket match is nothing new. Over the years, we have seen quite a number of instances when the play had to be stopped due to intervention from animals. Whether it was swarm of flying ants, bees, birds, cats or dogs, quite a number of animals managed to stop the game midway for a brief period. Well, something similar happened in the ongoing game between South Africa and Sri Lanka in Chester-le-Street.

The game was stopped briefly after bees attacked the ground towards the end of Sri Lanka’s innings. The incident took place in the 48th over of the innings bowled by Chris Morris. Right after Morris bowled the fifth ball of the over, a swarm of bees came across the ground. And as soon as the players and officials spotted the bees, they lied down on the ground.

Fortunately, the bees soon went away and the game resumed. Twitter, however, soon jumped into action as fans expressed their views over the incident.

Here are some of the reactions:





Talking about the match, South Africa came up with a fine bowling effort to bowl out Sri Lanka for just 203. Dwaine Pretorius and Chris Morris starred with the ball, picking up two wickets apiece. For Sri Lanka, Avishka Fernando and Kusal Perera top scored for the Islanders with both scoring 30 each.


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