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Watch: Sri Lanka Cricket Felicitates Angelo Matthews for playing his 100th Test Match

Angelo Matthews

Angelo Matthews has accomplished a significant achievement by playing in his 100th Test match for the island country of Sri Lanka. Prior to the second Test against Pakistan, the Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) honoured the seasoned cricketer. He is only the sixth player from the country to do so.

SLC presented Matthews with a trophy, a watch, and his 100th cap ahead of the match against Pakistan. They posted a video of the same on their official Twitter handle. “A special presentation to mark the 100th Test of @Angelo69Mathews!” read the caption.

Here is the felicitation of Angelo Matthews

James Anderson, an England pacer who aspires to play Test cricket for longer, is Matthews’ inspiration, the player recently said. Age is only a number, according to the former captain of Sri Lanka, and he intends to give his all in all the games.

“My inspiration is Jimmy Anderson. Being a fast bowler, he still wants to play a couple of more years. See it’s the drive that you have towards the game. It’s not going to stop here. I still have a few more years. Age is just a number, and I am still willing to give it my best in all three formats,” Matthews said, as quoted as saying by India Today.

His Test career incidentally began in July 2009 against Pakistan. Matthews is playing his 100th Test at home against Babar Azam’s Pakistan team, 13 years after making his debut. The 35-year-old has amassed 6876 runs at an exceptional average of 45.2 in 176 Test innings thus far. He also has 38 half-centuries and 13 centuries, with his highest score in the game’s longest format being 200. Matthews has also been very handy with the ball, taking 33 wickets in 83 innings. His economy of 2.69 is also brilliant.

As for the series against Pakistan, the visitors currently lead 1-0 in the two-match series. Abdulla Shafique had guided his team to a four-wicket win in the first match at the Galle International Stadium.

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