Angelo Mathews survives after scare

Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews had his helmet to thank for after being hit by a nasty delivery from Australian pacer Scott Boland. The incident took place in the 5th ball of the 13th over in the 4th ODI between hosts Sri Lanka and visitors Australia in Dambulla. 

Mathews was in no position to play the short delivery after Boland had set him up nicely, having surprised him and bowling it short and on the off stump. As Mathews looked to take evasive action, he was rapped on the helmet by the ball, causing the protective back-flaps of the helmet to fly off and hit the ground. 

It was a terrifying sight as the nasty delivery looked to have caused some real damage. Mathews, sporting a Masuri helmet, had the protective back-flaps to thank for. Masuri, the flagbearers of innovation in helmet-making, taking every step to ensure batsmen’s safety...

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