Australian cricket players were in celebration mode, but for David Warner it was nothing but pure agony after some serious misfortune.
David Warner was arguably the only Australian man on planet earth who was upset with Travis Head on Friday.
Head put on an otherworldly display in the first Test as he spun a web around Sri Lanka to record the unbelievable figures of 4/10 as Australia marched on to a 10-wicket victory in the first Test.
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After being thrown the red ball, Head claimed his first Test wicket with a delivery many were quick to label the ball of the Test.
His second drew puzzled reactions from cricket fans after Dhananjaya de Silva decided to leave the ball only for it to thump into his pads in front of the wickets. The umpire gave it not out and Pat Cummins sent it upstairs immediately where the review showed it was going on to smash the stumps.
But as he captured his third wicket and the Aussies celebrated, Warner was left on the deck bent over in agony.
As the replays rolled it became evident Warner had copped a shot below the belt and it was all thanks to Head.
After bowling Jeffrey Vandersay, the ball thumped into the bail and sent it flying in the direction of Warner’s groin. Warner, like de Silva, offered no defence and copped the full force of the timber bail.
Hours after the opening Test wrapped up, Warner was on social media and retweeted the footaage with an honest assessment.
The incident was the only blip on the radar for the Aussies as they steamrolled Sri Lanka into the ground.
Nathan Lyon ended the first Test with nine wickets to his name as Cameron Green received man of the match honours for his brilliant 77 run innings that helped Australia secure a 101-run advantage.
The second Test gets underway in a weeks time, back at Galle Stadium with Australia looking to complete the clean sweep.