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Angelo Mathews create new history in Test cricket on special unlucky dismissal

After that unlucky dismissal, Angelo Mathews became the first player in Test cricket history to get out on 99 and 199 runs.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 18.05.2022
Angelo Mathews create new history in Test cricket on special unlucky dismissal

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Sri Lankan cricketer Angelo Mathews recently lost his wicket on 199 runs in a Test innings against Bangladesh. After that unlucky dismissal, he became the first player in Test cricket history to get out on 99 and 199 runs.

Currently, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are playing a Test match at Chattogram in the two-match Test series, which is also a part of the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23.   

In the first innings of this Test series opener, Angelo Mathews fought very hard for the visitors as the right-handed no.4 batter already completed his 12th Test century on day one of this Test match. He continued his brilliant batting performance on the second day, but he was unluckily caught out for 199 runs.

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As Sri Lanka were losing their wickets at regular intervals, Mathews was feeling short of a partner at the end. While Sri Lanka lost their ninth wicket in that innings in 149th over, Mathews knew that he had a very short time to complete his second Test double century.

On the final ball of the 153rd over of that innings, Mathews was batting on 199 runs, and his shot only found Shakib Al Hasan at square leg, who didn’t miss to grab that opportunity and end that Sri Lankan team innings to 397 runs. Unlucky Mathews was out on 199 runs off 397 balls with the help of 19 fours and only six.


Here are some crucial stats of that unlucky knock

  • Angelo Mathews became the second Sri Lankan batter to get out on 199 runs in a Test innings.


  • He was also the sixth Asian Test batter to be dismissed on 199 runs.


  • He also became the 12th cricketer to be dismissed on 199 runs in Test cricket.  

Previously, in December 2009, when Sri Lanka toured India, Angelo Mathews was a victim of a run-out on 99 runs against the hosts India during the Brabourne Test match.

So, Mathews has experienced dismissals both on 99 and 199 runs in his Test career. He became the very first Test batter to experience both the dismissals on 99 and 199 runs.  


Batters on 199 out in Test cricket

Player (Team)

Opposition

Venue

Year

Mudassar Nazar (Pakistan)

India

Faisalabad

1984

Mohammad Azharuddin (India)

Sri Lanka

Kanpur

1986

Matthew Elliott (Australia)

England

Leeds

1997

Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)

India

Colombo (SSC)

1997

Steve Waugh (Australia)

West Indies

Bridgetown

1999

Younis Khan (Pakistan)

India

Lahore

2006

Ian Bell (England)

South Africa

Lord’s

2008

Steven Smith (Australia)

West Indies

Kingston

2015

KL Rahul (India)

England

Chennai

2016

Dean Elgar (South Africa)

Bangladesh

Potchefstroom

2017

Faf du Plessis (South Africa)

Sri Lanka

Centurion

2020

Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka)

Bangladesh

Chattogram

2022


Also Read | Top 5 Batsmen with most nineties in Test Cricket career 


Batters on 199 not out in Test cricket

Player (Team)

Opposition

Venue

Year

Andy Flower (Zimbabwe)

South Africa

Harare

2001

Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

Pakistan

Galle

2012

 

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