Angelo Mathews first international batter in history to be dismissed, gets ‘timed out’

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  • Sri Lanka is taking on Bangladesh at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi in a bid to stay in the top seven on the points table.
  • First time in international cricket, Angelo Mathews got timed out and lost his wicket in an uncanny fashion.
  • Angelo Mathews creates unwanted records as Sri Lanka’s World Cup campaign goes from bad to worse.
  • The dramatic event unfolded in the 25th over of the Sri Lankan innings after the fall of Sadeera Samarawickrama’s wicket.
  • As per the playing guidelines during the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023, a batter has to reach the middle and take the strike within two minutes of a dismissal.

Sri Lanka are taking on Bangladesh at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi in a bid to stay in the top seven on the points table in order to earn qualification for the ICC Champions Trophy 2025.

 

Former Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has been adjudged timed out in a bizarre chain of events that transpired in the Sri Lanka versus Bangladesh clash in the 38th match of the ongoing World Cup 2023 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on Monday, November 6.

 

The dramatic event unfolded in the 25th over of the Sri Lankan innings after the fall of Sadeera Samarawickrama’s wicket. As per the playing guidelines during the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023, a batter has to reach the middle and take the strike within two minutes of a dismissal.

 

Mathews was involved in an animated discussion with the two on-field umpires Richar Illingworth and Marais Erasmus after they ruled him timed out. Mathews was trying to explain that there was something wrong with the strap of his helmet and it led to the delay in his arrival but the Bangladesh team and skipper Shakib Al Hasan were adamant that he must be adjudged out.

 

As per the Marylebone Cricket Club, the custodians of the laws of cricket, “After the fall of a wicket or the retirement of a batter, the incoming batter must, unless Time has been called, be ready to receive the ball, or for the other batter to be ready to receive the next ball within 3 minutes of the dismissal or retirement. If this requirement is not met, the incoming batter will be out, Timed out. The bowler does not get credit for the wicket.”

 

So, notably during bilateral, tri-series, and quadrangular series among others, batters are allowed three minutes to make their way into the playing field and be ready to face the ball. However, the time duration has been reduced to two minutes only for the ongoing World Cup.

 

(With inputs from agencies) 

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