Swarm of bees interrupts Cricket World Cup match

Players lay on their stomachs

By Michelle Lou, CNN
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Suranga Lakmal of Sri Lanka lays down to avoid a swarm of bees at the Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and South Africa.

DURHAM, England (CNN) - From afar, it looked like players were taking a group nap in Durham, England, at the Cricket World Cup on Friday.

But the Sri Lankan and South African cricket teams weren't resting. Rather, a large swarm of bees decided to join in on the fun at the group stage match.

The bees descended just as Sri Lanka's Isuru Udana and Suranga Lakmal were batting and South Africa's Chris Morris was completing his over, bringing the game to a halt.

While other players laid on their stomachs as the bee situation got sorted out, Morris took the chance to get in a workout, doing some planks and push-ups.

After the bees were cleared, South Africa ended up taking home a nine-wicket victory in the largely one-sided contest.

This isn't the first time that bees have halted a cricket match between the two teams. The same incident happened two years ago in Johannesburg.

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