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Sri Lanka captain Mathews resigns after Zimbabwe humiliation

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan cricket captain Angelo Mathews has stepped down amid intense criticism over his side's series defeat to bottom-ranked Zimbabwe on home soil, an official said Wednesday. Mathews met with chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya to discuss his future with the team before a one-off Test against Zimbabwe beginning Friday, said an official with Sri Lanka's cricket board. "He has quit the captaincy from all three forms of the game," the official said on condition on anonymity, referring to Test, one-day…

Dropped catches cost us the match, rues Mathews

CARDIFF: Sri Lankan captain regretted three dropped catches let his team down in a crucial must-win game against Pakistan at Cardiff, losing by three wickets in a tense finish on Monday. Chasing 237 to win Pakistan were down and out at 162-7 but Sarfraz Ahmed (61 not out) and Mohammad Amir (28 not out) played out of their skins during a match turning 75-run unbroken stand for the eighth wicket. But Sarfraz was lucky to get two lives, first when on 38 he lobbed a catch to mid-on where an experienced Thisara Prera…

Mathews expects hostility as test series begins at Lord’s

LONDON: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews did his best to play down any lingering discontent surrounding the controversial runout of Jos Buttler, but admits to expecting some hostility when his side's two-match test series with England begins at Lord's on Thursday. The visitors won the one-day international series 3-2, but their final victory was overshadowed by the dismissal of Buttler, who was runout at the non-striker's end by Sachithra Senanayake, who took the bails off when he strayed out of his crease. Neither player…