News Daily Digital Desk: Sri Lankan senior cricketer Angelo Mathews was ‘timed out’ as the first batter. He created a new controversy by being ‘timed out’ in the Bangladesh-Sri Lanka match at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The question arises, what is this ‘timed out’? Everyone is looking for manual of MCC, what is the rule.
Asalanka (Charith Asalanka), however, does not support Mathews getting out like this. He says, getting out like this pollutes the ‘spirit of cricket’. Hurts the spirit of cricket. Asalanka scored a century against the Tigers of Bengal. He said, “It feels good to score a century. i am very happy My point is, Mathews’ dismissal hurts the spirit of cricket. But the rules must be followed.”
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In 24.2 overs of Sri Lanka’s innings, Sadira returned with a catch by Samaravikram Mohammadullah. Sri Lanka’s run was 135 for 4. Angelo Mathews entered the field as a new batsman after the return of Samaravikram. After coming to the crease, he noticed that there was a problem with his helmet strap. The strap was torn. Matthews motioned to the dressing room for a new helmet. A little late in getting the new helmet. Bangladeshi cricketers took advantage of the opportunity. Following their request, Angelo Mathews was given a time out. Asalanka formed a partnership with Dhananjay de Silva. The left-hander and right-hander combinations were creating problems for the Bangladeshi bowlers. Asalanka was heard saying, “My partnership with Dhananjay has been good. I enjoy batting with Dhananjay. Dhananjay is able to score runs faster than me. I take my time when Dhananjay comes to the crease. He is right handed. I am left handed. As a result, the partnership is better.”