There are several outs recognized by the ICC in cricket, and this is one of them. But never before in international cricket has any batsman been dismissed like this, Mathews is the first victim of this dismissal.
Angelo Mathews went to the wicket, he was late getting ready as his helmet belt was torn. Several minutes passed like this. And with that his time ran out. The experienced Lankan all-rounder had to return to the dressing room without facing any ball. Mathews became the first batsman in international cricket history to be ‘timed out’.
There are several outs recognized by the ICC in cricket, and this is one of them. But never before in international cricket has any batsman been dismissed like this, Mathews is the first victim of this dismissal. The former Sri Lankan captain Mathews had to return to the dressing room with the disappointment of the state after being out in this difficult time of the team.
According to ICC rules, a new batsman has to be ready to face the first ball within two minutes. But Mathews could not do that. Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan complained to the umpire because of the delay. Mathews was declared out as per the rules.
With 25 overs to play, Shakib sent back Sadira Samarawickrama with the second ball. Mathews went to the wicket as a new batsman. He was wearing a helmet, but the helmet belt was torn. He gestured outside for the helmet, someone came running with the helmet.
Shakib complained to the umpire as the time ran out. The umpires called and informed Mathews. At this time, this Lankan batsman tried to convince the umpires by showing the torn belt. But the umpires did not go beyond the rules. Mathews also went ahead to Shakib. The body language of the Bangladesh captain was telling that he was not the one to take decisions. He was showing Mathews to the umpires.