Twitter reactions on Angelo Mathews’ majestic century: Twitter didn’t fail to laud veteran Sri Lankan batsman’s innings.
During the 44th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Sri Lanka and India at Headingley, veteran Sri Lanka batsman Angelo Mathews registered his third ODI century to provide a rescue act for his team.
Coming in to bat at No. 5 in the 11th over, Mathews saw Sri Lanka getting reduced to 55/4 in the following over. The 32-year old cricketer put on display a spectacular defensive technique as he ensured that Sri Lanka don’t lose more wickets in the middle-order collapse.
Mathews shared a game-changing 124-run partnership for the fifth wicket alongside Lahiru Thirimanne (53). The stand laid a foundation for the others to put a competitive first-innings score. Despite the match being a dead-rubber, Sri Lanka wouldn’t want to go down without a fight.
It was on the last delivery of the 33rd over that Mathews ran a single off India all-rounder Hardik Pandya to complete a half-century. After completing a half-century, a shift in gears was visible in Mathews’ approach as he started hitting boundaries in almost every over.
India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar dropping a simple chance at long-on further aided Mathews in his endeavor to cross the 100-run mark after a year and a half. It is worth mentioning that Mathews’s first two centuries had also come against India at Ranchi (2014) and Mohali (2017).
On the penultimate delivery of the 44th over, Mathews hit a four off Pandya through backward points to score his first ODI century outside India. Mathews took only 39 balls for converting his half-century into a century.
Twitter reactions on Angelo Mathews’ majestic century:
Matthews at Headingley in Odis
101* vs Ind today
86* vs Eng 2019 WC match
46* vs Eng 2011 Natwest Trophy
— Vidhu Pal (@vidhu_pal) July 6, 2019
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) July 6, 2019
— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) July 6, 2019
Among the outstanding centuries of this World Cup no doubt by Angelo Mathew. Not only pulled his team out of deeo crisis, but put India under pressure now
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) July 6, 2019
This is an excellent fightback from Sri Lanka. Once again, Angelo Mathews has shown why he is, by some distance, Sri Lanka’s best batsman. Set for 270 now. Will be happy if they get there.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 6, 2019
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 6, 2019
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