A video circulating on social media on Wednesday claimed that a physical fight took place in the stands of Colombo’s R Premadasa Stadium on Tuesday minutes after the India vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup Super 4 match ended. The 33-second video shows two fans, one wearing a Sri Lanka jersey, coming to blows as others desperately tried to separate them.
At the beginning of the video, a woman, dressed in what appears to be a police uniform, is seen chatting with a small group. Seconds later, a man in a Sri Lankan shirt is seen attacking another person. The others present somehow manage to separate them before the video ends.
It was unclear what started the fight or the exact time of the event, but from the looks of the empty seats, it appears to have taken place after the match. Otherwise, the stadium was almost full when India and Sri Lanka played in the middle.
Kuldeep Yadav starred as India overcame a brilliant all-round effort from Sri Lanka’s Dunith Wellalage to win a tense clash by 41 runs and book a place in the final.
Kuldeep took four wickets, including the last two, as India defended 213, bowling out Sri Lanka for 172 to silence a huge home crowd at Colombo’s R Premadasa Stadium.
India recorded their second consecutive Super Four victory in the 50-over tournament, a prelude to the upcoming ODI World Cup, and ended Sri Lanka’s 13-match winning streak in ODIs.
Wellalage, who claimed his first five ODI wicket haul, remained unbeaten on 42 when he was run out of partners when left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep wrapped the opponent’s tail in 41.3 overs.
It was India’s third straight day on the field after crushing Pakistan by 228 runs on Monday in a match that was played over two days due to rain.
The upcoming Super Four match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan on Thursday will decide the runners-up between the two teams.
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