Angelo Mathews took his time while walking in, and then encountered difficulties with his helmet as the strap broke just as he was taking guard. While he signaled to the dressing room for a new helmet, Shakib and the Bangladesh team made an appeal for a “timed out” dismissal. The umpires upheld the appeal, much to Mathews’ dismay.
The veteran Sri Lankan all-rounder, who entered the World Cup as a late replacement player, found himself in a perplexing situation when Bangladesh appealed while he was addressing an issue with his helmet. This incident unfolded during the 25th over of the Sri Lanka innings, immediately after Shakib had dismissed Samarawickrama, caught by Mahmudullah near the ropes.