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Twitter reactions on Angelo Mathews’ majestic century vs India in 2019 Cricket World Cup

Dixit Bhargav

Twitter reactions on Angelo Mathews' majestic century vs India in 2019 Cricket World Cup

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.

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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.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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