Mathews’ Race Against Time
Amidst many firsts, Sri Lankan all-rounder Angelo Mathews created history by becoming the first player in international cricket to be timed out. Playing against arch-rivals Bangladesh, Mathews came out to bat but could face his first ball due to an issue with his helmet. The Lankan veteran took over two minutes and after Shakib Al Hasan’s appeal, Mathews was timed out. The dismal led to massive outrage, arguments and discussions around the cricketing zeitgeist, including Mathews’ forensic report regarding the issue.