Angelo Mathews scored century after 2 years © AFP
Angelo Mathews scored century after 2 years © AFP

Angelo Mathews scored century in the third Test between India and Sri Lanka at Delhi. This is his eighth Test century and third century against India. Mathews’ last century came against India in 2015 at Colombo, during Kumar Sangakkara’s farewell series. This was his first century in 19 Tests. Mathews’ knock has put the visitors in contention after a disappointing performance so far in the series. Sri Lanka drew the first Test and lost the next by an innings and 239 runs.

 

 

Though Mathews was dropped twice during his knock, the experienced batsman showed patience to revive Sri Lanka after early fall of wickets. Sri Lanka managed not to lose any wicket in the first session of Day Three, putting up 61 runs instead. Skipper Dinesh Chandimal completed his half-century while Mathews remained unbeaten on 90 as the teams went for lunch. Mathews took time to go past the nervous nineties and became the first Sri Lankan to score a century in the series.