Press Trust of India GalleAugust 20, 2019UPDATED: August 20, 2019 11:40 IST Kane Williamson suffered a twin failure with the bat in the 1st Test (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSWilliamson and Dhananjaya’s bowling actions under scrutinyThe match officials report cited concerns about legality of their bowling actionsSri Lanka defeated New Zealand by 6 wickets in the 1st TestNew Zealand captain Kane Williamson and Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya have been reported for suspect bowling action after the first Test between the two sides in Galle, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Tuesday.Both the players are right-arm off-break spinners and their bowling actions came under scrutiny during the opening Test which ended on Sunday.”The match officials’ report, which was handed over to the management of both teams, cited concerns about the legality of the bowling actions of both players,” the ICC statement read.Williamson and Dananjaya will now undergo testing within 14 days from the reporting date (August 18), and, during this period both will be permitted to continue bowling in international cricket until the results of the testing are known.Williamson, 29, bowled just three overs during the second innings of the game which Sri Lanka won by six wickets.He has 29 Test wickets in all to his credit in 73 matches. The Black Caps skipper, much admired for his calm demeanour, is primarily a top-order batsman and bowls occasionally.The 25-year-old Dananjaya, on the other hand, is a budding all-rounder and has played just six Tests for Sri Lanka so far, claiming 33 wickets at an impressive average of 24.81.He had claimed six scalps in the Galle Test, including a five-wicket haul in the first innings.Also Read | Kane Williamson rested, Tim Southee to lead New Zealand in Sri Lanka T20IsAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Kane WilliamsonFollow Akila DananjayaFollow Sri Lanka vs New Zealand Kane Williamson reported for suspect bowling action during 1st Test vs Sri Lanka New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson just bowled three overs during the second innings of the 1st Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya has also been reported for suspect action. advertisement
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