Angelo Matthews – First batter to be timed out in International Cricket

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Angelo Matthews timed out
Angelo Matthews timed out
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Angelo Matthews timed out
Angelo Matthews timed out

Angelo Matthews becomes the first batter to be timed out in the International Cricket. In a freakish incident, Angelo Matthews was declared timed out as he failed to mark his crease before the timer ran out for 2 minutes. Aware of the situation, Bangladesh Captain Shakib-Al-Hasan appealed for a time-out. This rule has been in place in ODI cricket since June 2023. For Tests, it is 3 minutes, and for T20Is it is 90 seconds.

Sri Lankan batter Sadeera Samaravickrama was dismissed at 15:49 Indian time according to the official scorers and Angelo Matthews was declared timed out at 15:54. He entered the ground within one minute but failed to mark at his crease. His helmet strap was broken and Matthews didn’t care to consult the opposition captain Shakib Al Hasan before asking for a new captain.

The delay was well utilized by Bangladesh and despite Umpires consulted the Bangla allrounder and captain to make sure he stood his ground on his appeal, he refused to take down the appeal. Angelo Matthews tried to explain the situation but it didn’t yield any results.