Australian wicketkeeper Peter Nevill looks on during the first day of the third and final Test match between Sri Lanka and Australia at The Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) Ground in Colombo on August 13, 2016. / AFP / ISHARA S.KODIKARA (Photo credit should read ISHARA S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Peter Nevill dismissed Sri Lankan batsman Dimuth Karunaratne on Tuesday afternoon AEST, with this sneaky stumping that may cause some controversy.

Karunaratne missed a turning delivery from spinner Nathan Lyon, which wicket keeper Nevill calmly collected in his gloves.

Nevill then waited, appearing to be aware that Karunaratne would soon rock forward and lift his left foot off the ground, before knocking the bails off and appealing to the umpire.

Upon checking with the third umpire, Karunaratne was given out.

However, it sparked debate from commentators as to whether or not Karunaratne believed the ball to be dead, raising questions as to whether or not Nevill was showing good sportsmanship.

Sr Lanka is currently 3-70, 22 overs into their second innings, with a lead of 45 runs.

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