Bangladesh Cricket Team defeated Sri Lanka by 3 wickets in Delhi

Bangladesh cricket team defeated Sri Lanka while minimizing the chance of Sri Lanka making it to the knock-out stages of the ICC World Cup 2023 by beating them by 3 wickets in New Delhi on Monday. Chasing the target of 279 runs by Sri Lanka, Shakib Al Hasan's team hit the victory run with three wickets and 53 balls to spare. While the victory took them to seventh in the table with 4 points and a net run rate of -1.142, Sri Lanka slipped to eighth, only above the Netherlands and England.
Earlier in the game, Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka became the first batsman in international cricket to be declared "Timed Out." The incident happened in the 25th over when the 36-year-old walked out to bat after the dismissal of Sadeera Samarawickrama but found that the helmet strap was broken and immediately signaled for a replacement instead of facing the bowler Shakib Al Hasan.
This prompted Bangladesh to appeal for a 'time out'. Matthews was seen having an animated discussion with umpires Marais Erasmus and Richard Illingworth, explaining that he had some issues with the helmet strap. He also approached Shakib, who didn't withdraw his appeal, and the Sri Lankan cricketer was forced to leave the field.
An angry Mathews, who made a late entry into the World Cup as a replacement player, walked back to the dugout, smashing his helmet outside the boundary rope in disgust.



Nov 6, 2023 4:31 PM