WATCH: Kane Williamson teases Angelo Mathews by asking about his HELMET after Sri Lankan player becomes first victim of timed-out dismissal in international cricket

Though the timed out incident invited considerable criticism, clips of Williamson's lighthearted banter with Mathews went viral on social media.


WATCH: Kane Williamson teases Angelo Mathews by asking about his HELMET after Sri Lankan player becomes first victim of timed-out dismissal in international cricket

Kane Williamson and Angelo Mathews (Image via X)

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson teased Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews after the latter became the first victim of a timed-out dismissal in 146 years of international cricket. During the Kiwis’ match against the Lankans, when Mathews wa7s walking toward the crease, Williamson approached him and asked him about the helmet strap on Thursday (November 9) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

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Earlier this week, Sri Lanka faced Bangladesh, and Mathews, while coming out to bat after the dismissal of Sadeera Samarawickrama, found that his helmet strap got broken, which is why he took more than two minutes to face the first ball. As per the rule of the International Cricket Council (ICC), a batter has to face the first delivery within two minutes of the dismissal of a batter.

As Mathews called for a helmet replacement, Bangladeshi skipper Shakib Al Hasan approached the umpire for the timed-out dismissal. As a result, Mathews had to leave the field. Though this incident invited considerable criticism, clips of Williamson’s lighthearted banter with Mathews went viral on social media.

Here’s the video:

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Kane Williamson fails to hide his disbelief after a hilarious DRS

During the match, New Zealand took possibly the worst DRS decision. Kane Williamson was forced by Daryl Mitchell to take the call, and when the result came out, it forced Williamson to cover his mouth in disbelief.

Kane Williamson Angelo Mathews timed out
SL vs NZ (Image via X)

It so happened that Sri Lanka were in a terrible situation and were tethering at 113/8. The Kiwis wanted to wrap up the innings quickly, which is why they took that DRS decision.

Despite Dushmantha Chameera getting a thick inside edge off Lockie Ferguson’s delivery, Mitchell asked Williamson to take the review. The replay showed that the ball perfectly hit the bat, leaving the Kiwis in utter disbelief.

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