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Agony for Mathews as he joins 199 club




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Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka became the 12th batter in Test cricket history to be dismissed for 199 runs.

Mathews' heartbreaking achievement happened against Bangladesh on Monday at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, when he attempted to slog off-spinner Nayeem Hasan’s delivery but instead gave a catch to Shakib Al Hasan at square leg.

In his 397-ball effort, Mathews hit 19 fours and one six to help Sri Lanka total 397 before being all out in the opening innings of the first Test.

After Sanath Jayasuriya, he is the second Sri Lankan batter to reach 199 runs.

He is the second batter who was out on 199 against Bangladesh. Earlier South African captain Dean Elgar was dismissed for 199 against Bangladesh in Senwes Park in 2017.

Players scoring 199 in an innings

Mudassar Nazar (Pakistan) vs India 1984

Mohammad Azharuddin (India) vs Sri Lanka 1986

Matthew Elliott (Australia) vs England 1997

Sanath Jayasuiriya (Sri Lanka) vs India 1997

Steve Waugh (Australia) vs West Indies 1999

Andy Flower* (Zimbabwe) vs South Africa 2001

Younis Khan (Pakistan) vs India 2006

Ian Bell (England) vs South Africa 2008

Kumar Sangakkara* (Sri Lanka) vs Pakistan 2012

Steve Smith (Australia) vs West Indies 2015

KL Rahul (India) vs England 2016

Dean Elgar (South Africa) vs Bangladesh 2017

Faf Du Plessis (South Africa) vs Sri Lanka 2020

Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka) vs Bangladesh 2022

*Andy Flower and Kumar Sangakkara were not out on 199