Delhi pollution remains serious, says Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews: Cricket, News


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    Angelo Mathews scored a 111 runs and ended his hundred dry spell

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    Sri Lanka were 356/9 at stumps on day three

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    Mathews dismissed ideas that the episode has actually created bad blood between the sides

Delhi’s infamous smog did not stop play as it did on Sunday however Sri Lanka batsman Angelo Mathews said the air last Test on Monday.The 2nd day’s play was stopped two times on Sunday as Sri Lanka fast bowlers Suranga Lakmal and Lahiru Gamage walked off the field after the seasonal haze blanketed the Feroz Shah Kotla Arena in the Indian capital.Several gamers wore facemasks and coach Nic Pothas said 2 of them threw up in the dressing-room. Absolutely nothing of that sort, nevertheless, was reported on Monday as centuries by Mathews and skipper Dinesh Chandimal assisted Sri Lanka to 356 for nine, their highest rating in the series, when bad light stopped play.”It was practically thesame as the other day, I ‘d state. Or even a bit worse, I’m not truly sure, “Mathews told press reporters.” … but look, we got to deal with what we have for the next two days, “stated the former captain, who ended his two-year century drought with a chancy 111. Delhi’s federal government last month ordered schools to shut temporarily after contamination readings in some places peaked at 500, the most severe level on the federal government’s air quality index that measures poisonous particles.Asked if the International Cricket Council should bring out clear guidelines for such cases, Mathews said:”It’s up to the match referee to speak to the ICC. This was one of those distinct occasions, we never ever had this type of concerns.”There is match referee, there are two umpires and I make certain they ‘d sit and speak with ICC.”Mathews dismissed ideas that the episode has developed bad blood in between the sides. “Not. As I said, it was one of those distinct occasions, where no one understood what to do. It didn’t hinder the relation of the players at all, “he stated.” We play hard on the field, and off the field we

are fantastic buddies.” India bowling coach Bharat Arun said on Sunday that the match was”needlessly”halted, pointing to Virat Kohli’s seven-and-half-hour innings of 243 during which the India captain did not feel uncomfortable.Despite his 181-run fourth-wicket stand with skipper Dinesh Chandimal conserving Sri Lanka from the follow-on, Mathews wasn’t pleased

after the travelers lost fast wickets to end the day.Mathews stroked a marathon 268-ball 111, comprising 14 borders and two 6s to save the visitors after they lost three quick wickets on Sunday afternoon.The visitors, however stopped working to wrest back the advantage when Ravichandran Ashwin broke the huge 4th wicket stand with the scalp of Mathews, and consequently lost five quick wickets towards completion of the day.

“Little bit disappointed the method we ended up. We might have had a couple of more wickets in hand, specially going in to Tuesday,”Mathews told reporters at the end of the day’s play on Monday.”It was a good wicket, yes there was the odd ball taking turn but no real danger. Undoubtedly it will begin turning a bit more as we enter into the fourth and 5th days.”They(India)kept at it and we needed to work exceptionally tough to

get the runs. We made the bowlers work very hard,”he included. (With inputs from IANS)


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