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‘It would have been nice to get that one run’

  • Sports Correspondent from Chattogram
  • 17 May, 2022 12:00 AM
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Sri Lankan experienced batsman Angelo Mathews remained pragmatic after missing his double hundred against Bangladesh in the opening Test in Chattogram.

Mathews became the 14th batsman in Test history to dismiss on 199 runs on Monday but it hardly took away anything from the right-handed batsman as he battled it for more than nine hours in scorching heat to help his side post a respectable total on the board.

 “Obviously it would have been nice to get that one run but you have to take what God gives you. I’m thankful that I was able to play a good knock. Hopefully it will help us win the game,” Mathews told reporters after the second day’s play.

 “These things happen in cricket. But on the day, you get lucky. On other days, you get unlucky. You have to take it as it comes. Cricket is such that you bowl badly, you get wickets; you bowl well, you don’t get wickets. Likewise for the batters: you play well and you still get out. You have to take what cricket offers you.

“Getting that one run off the last ball with the last man, I wanted to get to the double-hundred. I miscalculated it and unfortunately Shakib caught it (laughs). It would have been nice to get that one run but again, it’s cricket,” he added.