New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was at his hilarious best during the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023 game against Sri Lanka. The match between the two teams was taking place at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. As Angelo Mathews came out to bat, Kane Williamson went close to him and asked if he had his helmet strap correct or not. It happened during the 9th over when the Sri Lanka batter came out.
Angelo Mathews along with the New Zealand skipper then shared the light moment before taking the guard. For the uninitiated, Angelo Mathews was termed timed out in the game against Bangladesh. As he walked out to bat in that game, the strap of his helmet broke before taking the guard. In the meantime, Shakib Al Hasan appealed and he was deemed timed out.
Williamson’s gesture was a light-hearted way to remind Mathews of the incident and to make sure that it didn’t happen again. The two captains shared a laugh before Mathews took his guard. The moment was captured on camera and went viral on social media. Fans were amused by Williamson’s sense of humor and his camaraderie with Mathews.
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Angelo Mathews didn’t have a great outing in the ongoing game against Sri Lanka. The all-rounder tried to bail the team out of trouble but couldn’t as he perished early. He scored 16 runs off 27 balls. He also smashed 2 fours before getting dismissed to Mitchell Santner.
Kane Williamson and company are having a great time in the ongoing game against Sri Lanka. They won the toss and opted to field first. However, after that, it has all been about them as they have bowled staggering lines and lengths and have put Sri Lanka on the back foot.
Trent Boult has picked three wickets whereas Lockie Ferguson and Tim Southee also combined to pick three scalps. Mitchell Santner also has bagged two wickets along with Rachin Ravindra, who picked one New Zealand reduced Sri Lanka to 128/9.
The Black Caps need to win this game to keep themselves in contention for the semi-final. A win here will make their case very strong but if they lose they might have to face the unfortunate exit from the tournament.