Sri Lanka’s former skipper, Angelo Mathews hurt himself during the 4th day’s play of the 2nd Test against New Zealand in Christchurch today.
Mathews who has been outstanding in this series with 258 runs in 2 Tests, showed no issue with his injury-prone leg throughout the series. He in fact returned to bowling in Tests with 8 overs of his disciplined medium pacers in this series.
Mathews batting at number 5 was batting with skipper Dinesh Chandimal, in Sri Lanka’s 2nd innings chasing down a mammoth target of 660 set by hosts New Zealand, when he sustained this injury.
It was the 67th over, and Mathews straight away went down holding his left groin after he picked up two twos off the first two deliveries bowled by Trent Boult. The Sri Lankan physio, who soon ran in to the field put a heavy strapping around Mathews’ leg to make him fine enough to resume.
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With discomfort, Mathews hobbled on towards tea facing 15 off the remaining 16 deliveries before the break.
Mathews who didn’t come out to bat after the break was taken off for scans. The Sri Lankan team management is yet to announce anything about the current status of Angelo Mathews.
Angelo Mathews has had a string of hamstring injuries throughout his career.