England fast bowler Mark Wood delivered a fiery first spell on Thursday and ended up breaking the bat of veteran Sri Lanka batsman Angelo Mathews in the Galle Test.
Sri Lanka batsman Angelo Mathews. (Reuters Photo)
- The incident took place in the 10th over of the first Test between Sri Lanka and England in Galle
- Wood bowled a fiery first over with four deliveries crossing the 90 miles per hour mark
- It was the fifth delivery of the over where Mathews’s bat broke into two pieces
England fast bowler Mark Wood, who is considered to be one of the quickest pacers currently, on Thursday sent a 91-mile ripper to veteran Sri Lanka batsman Angelo Mathews, who tried to defend with the bat and had it break into two pieces.
The incident took place in the 10th over of the first Test between Sri Lanka and England in Galle.
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It was the first over of the day for Wood, and he delivered a fiery spell: 86, 88, 91, 93, 91, 91 miles per hour was the speed. It was the fifth delivery of the over where Mathews’s bat broke into two pieces.
Sri Lanka had a disastrous start as they were 25/3 in the 11th over of the match. Veteran pacer Stuart Broad was at his best and took the first two Lankan wickets within a span of three balls.
He first got opener Lahiru Thirimanne caught at leg slip, and then got Kusal Mendis to edge a wide delivery to wicket-keeper Jos Buttler. It was the fourth duck in a row for Mendis.
Angelo Mathews and skipper Dinesh Chandimal then stitched together a 56-run partnership to get their team out of trouble, but were dismissed in successive overs as Sri Lanka were 81/5.