Sri Lankan veteran Angelo Mathews had a second to remorse when he was dismissed in weird circumstances for the second time in a matter of months.
Mathews was in ominous contact, notching up his sixteenth Check century and seeking to kick on when Sri Lanka’s rating ticked over 400 of their one-off Check in opposition to Afghanistan in Colombo on Sunday.
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Afghanistan’s Qais Ahmad tossed up a really extensive supply down the leg aspect that Mathews chased after and whacked right down to the nice leg boundary.
The one downside was Mathews smashed his personal stumps on his observe by means of, knocking off the bails and getting himself out.
He sunk down on his haunches as he realised his mistake that despatched him again to the pavilion for 141.
It’s seemingly the supply would have been known as a large had Mathews not obtained himself out ‘hit wicket’.
The MCC Legal guidelines of cricket state that “When Broad ball has been known as, neither batter shall be out below any of the Legal guidelines besides 35 (Hit wicket), 37 (Obstructing the sphere), 38 (Run out) or 39 (Stumped).”
Cricket author Equipment Harris tweeted: “This should be the worst wicket-taking ball in Check cricket historical past. Bowler will get credit score within the stats.”
Jarrod Kimber wrote: “Angelo Mathews with a 4 and bowled.”
Watch the dismissal within the video participant above.
Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal (107) celebrated a report 232-run partnership.
It’s the highest-ever partnership on the floor for the fourth wicket, enhancing on the 230-run stand between Arjuna Ranatunga and Asanka Gurusinha in 1992 in opposition to Australia.
Mathews’ unlucky dismissal continues the 36-year-old’s dismal run of luck after he was controversially timed out throughout final 12 months’s ODI World Cup, changing into the primary participant to be timed out at worldwide degree.
On that event, Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan sparked a spirit of cricket debate when he known as for umpires to time Mathews out for taking too lengthy to get to the crease due to a difficulty together with his helmet.
Sri Lanka collapsed from 427 for six to 439 all out on the third day of their one-off Check in opposition to Afghanistan, with one in every of their batsmen pressured off the sphere after being hit on the helmet.
The hosts added solely 29 runs to their in a single day whole earlier than being bowled out, with seamer Naveed Zadran taking 4 wickets within the innings for Afghanistan.
It was a pointy bouncer from Naveed that had hit Chamika Gunasekara on the helmet, with the ball rushing away to the boundary.
A concussion check was carried out on the tailender and he was cleared to proceed — however that proved to be non permanent.
Three overs later, Gunasekara complained to the umpire about concussion and, after being examined by the physiotherapist, he was retired.
Gunasekara didn’t resume his innings and was subsequently substituted by Kasun Rajitha.
Naveed took two key wickets in his morning spell, crucially eradicating in a single day batsman Sadeera Samarawickrama, Sri Lanka’s final recognised batter.
The wicketkeeper slashed exhausting at a supply and was caught by Rahmat Shah at gully. His 27 contained 4 boundaries and a six.
Debutant Naveed claimed a fourth wicket when he bowled Prabath Jayasuriya for 2.
The 18-year-old was the decide of the bowlers and continually troubled the Sri Lankans with additional tempo and bounce.
Nijat Masood, bowling from the opposite finish, cleaned up final man Asitha Fernando for a first-ball duck as Sri Lanka have been bowled out for 439.
Afghanistan’s quicks have been spectacular, however the stress exerted by them was not maintained by the spin bowlers.