Everything You Need To Know About Angelo Mathews, Celebrating His 35th Birthday

Everything You Need To Know About Angelo Mathews, Celebrating His 35th Birthday

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02 Jun 2022
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Angelo Mathews missed a double-century when he fell for 199 against Bangladesh in the first Test at Chattogram on Monday. There was heartbreak for him in Chittagong this week, as he missed out on a double century in the opening test match against Bangladesh.

His eighth Test century came at a tough time for Sri Lankas innings, where Mathews was slow-building the innings along with captain Dinesh Chandimal. Angelo Mathews made 199 runs in a partnership with Dinesh Chandimal, and his unbeaten 145* helped Sri Lanka to strong positions. He scored his maiden half-century in the third Test of the Pakistan tour to Sri Lanka, played at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo.

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Arguably one of the biggest touchstones of Sri Lankas national teams Test cricketing history, the 2014 tour to England saw Sri Lankan cricketer Angelo Mathews at his best. In a remarkable 2014, which saw Angelo Mathews make 1,160 runs at an average of 77.33, Mathews finest moment was the thrilling 160 at Headingley, which transformed the game that game, and saw Sri Lanka win Sri Lankas first Test series in England (not including a one-off test in 1998). Senior cricket writer Malcolm Conn, however, was less than pleased with how the maiden Test hundred was scored, opining that he bowled too slowly, negating an opportunity for Sri Lanka to even up the series. . On 11 March 2015, in the last match of Pool A in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, against Scotland, he scored the fastest fifty scored by a Sri Lankan at the World Cup, the third fastest ODI fifty scored by a Sri Lankan behind Sanath Jayasuriya and Kusal Perera.

Only five Sri Lankans had previously reached the 100 Tests milestone, and, crucially, no cricketer had recovered so well from being dismissed. His 11th Test century was Mathews 1st Test ton on home soil since 2015, and the first Test century by Mathews at Gall International Cricket Stadium. He scored 110 runs, hitting 11 boundaries, to give Sri Lanka a huge first innings total. Apart from Mathews, who missed his 2nd double century of career, Dinesh Chandimal scored 66 runs while Kusal Mendis made 54. Nayeems six-wicket haul, his third of five-or-more, included Angelo Mathews, who was dismissed at 199, the final batsman to get out.

Angelo Mathews scored his highest Test run by scoring an unbeaten double century, as Sri Lanka left Zimbabwe fighting to salvage their series opener heading into the final day in Harare. His maiden double-century came after playing over a day, with Sri Lanka scoring 515 runs in response to 358 by Zimbabwe.

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