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Hilarious reactions to Angelo Mathews arriving to the crease in time vs New Zealand



Last Updated on 7 months by Charbel Coorey

Cricket News: Hilarious reactions to Angelo Mathews arriving to the crease in time vs New Zealand | Reactions to Angelo Mathews vs NZ

New Zealand all but sealed their passage to the 2023 World Cup semi-finals with a clinical takedown of Sri Lanka at Bengaluru. The Black Caps bowlers, led by Trent Boult, were far too good for the Sri Lankans, who only reached 171 thanks to a dogged last wicket stand between Maheesh Theekshana and Dilshan Madushanka.

One little subplot in the Sri Lanka innings was Angelo Mathews walking to bat. Just a few days ago, the World Cup had its most controversial moment when Mathews was timed out against Bangladesh. Shakib Al Hasan upheld his appeal after Mathews’ helmet strap broke before his first ball, leading to a fiery encounter and criticism even from Bangladesh bowling coach Allan Donald.

In the New Zealand game, commentators Simon Doull, Michael Atherton and Sunil Gavaskar paid close attention as Mathews walked quite quickly to the crease. Trent Boult made a cheeky comment to Mathews, who then received a pat from captain Kane Williamson. It was a light-hearted moment after the heated row of another drama-filled Sri Lanka-Bangladesh match.

Reactions – Angelo Mathews makes it to his crease in time!

Fans on social media were all over it as well, sharing memes and jokes before and during Mathews’ journey to the Bengaluru crease. Mathews was eventually dismissed for 16 off 27 balls, which is likely to have been his final ODI innings.

If it was indeed Mathews’ final innings, he finishes ODI cricket with 5,916 runs at an average of 40.24 with 40 half-centuries and three hundreds. This is along with 7,361 Test runs at 45.43 as well as over 1,000 T20I runs.

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