After the India vs. Sri Lanka Asia Cup Super 4 match, a violent brawl can be seen on video in the Colombo stands.
It was unclear what caused the fight to break out, but judging by the vacant seats, it seemed to have occurred after the India vs. Sri Lanka match. There were no witnesses to the altercation.
An altercation allegedly took place in the spectator stands of the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Tuesday, just after the conclusion of the Asia Cup Super 4 match between India and Sri Lanka. According to a video that was circulating on social media on Wednesday, the alleged altercation took place on Tuesday. The video lasts for 33 seconds and shows two supporters, one of whom is wearing a Sri Lanka shirt, coming to blows while other fans make desperate attempts to separate the two of them.
The video begins with a shot of what seems to be a female law enforcement officer having a conversation with a smaller group of people while wearing what looks to be a police uniform. A few seconds later, an altercation breaks out between two people, one of whom is wearing a Sri Lanka shirt. Before the video is through, the others present are seen successfully separating the two individuals.
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It was not apparent what triggered the brawl or the precise timing of the incident, but judging by the vacant seats, it seemed to have taken place after the match had already taken place. Neither of these details were obvious. When India and Sri Lanka were playing in the center of the stadium, the venue was otherwise nearly completely packed.
Kuldeep Yadav was outstanding as India secured a place in the final by beating Sri Lanka by 41 runs and overcoming Dunith Wellalage's outstanding performance across the board. This victory allowed India to advance to the championship match.
At the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Kuldeep got four wickets, including the final two, as India successfully defended 213, bowling out Sri Lanka for 172 to quiet a sizable crowd from their home country.
India won their second consecutive Super Four match in the 50-over event, which served as a warmup for the impending One-Day International World Cup. This victory also put a stop to Sri Lanka's winning streak in ODIs, which had lasted for 13 matches.
Wellalage remained unbeaten on 42 until he ran out of partners as left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep wrapped up the opposition tail in 41.3 overs. Wellalage's five-wicket haul was his first one-day international (ODI) haul. Kuldeep wrapped up the opposition tail in 41.3 overs.
After thrashing Pakistan by 228 runs on Monday in a match that was forced to be played over the course of two days owing to weather, India went out on the field for their third consecutive day on Tuesday.
The next match in the Super Four between Sri Lanka and Pakistan will take place on Thursday, and it will determine which side will compete in the second final between the two countries.