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Chris Woakes hilariously shows faulty helmet to umpire to avoid Angelo Matthews like ‘timed out’ dismissal – ENG vs NED, ODI World Cup 2023


The 40th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 saw England take on the Netherlands at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. The first half of the match saw England’s dynamic all-rounder Ben Stokes hammer a brilliant under-pressure ton and treat fans to a classic strokeplay with all the elements of a masterful innings, powering England to a challenging total of 339/9  in the allotted 50 overs.

Chris Woakes hilariously shows faulty helmet to umpire

However, the one moment that stood out among all during the clash between England and Netherlands was a cheeky and hilarious antic played by Chris Woakes during the first innings as he showed his faulty helmet to the umpire to avoid Angelo Matthews like ‘Timed Out’ wearing a big smile on his phase.

The Angelo Mathews ‘time out’ incident

It is worth mentioning that Sri Lanka’s Mathews recently became the first batter to be given ‘Timed Out’ in international cricket during a match against Bangladesh after he was struggling with a defective helmet and opposition skipper Shakib Al Hasan went ahead with the appeal and had Mathews timed out.

Mathews’s dismissal created a huge controversy. The Sri Lanka veteran even vented his frustration at the Bangladesh cricket team and Shakib after the match and the two teams also did not shake hands with each other.

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How does ‘time out’ work in cricket

It occurs when an incoming batter is not ready to play within three minutes of time following the previous batter’s dismissal or retirement. The same is also mentioned in the MCC Laws

“After the fall of a wicket or the retirement of a batter, the incoming batter must, unless Time has been called, be ready to receive the ball, or for the other batter to be ready to receive the next ball within 3 minutes of the dismissal or retirement. If this requirement is not met, the incoming batter will be out, Timed out.”

Chris Woakes hilarious antics to avoid Angelo Matthews like ‘Timed Out’

As Woakes also faced issues with his helmet like Mathews while walking out to bat against the Netherlands in the 36th over when England had slipped to 192/6, he cheekily went to the umpire to let him know about the issue and showed him the faulty headgear without wasting any time.

The English all-rounder had a big smile on his face and also let the Netherlands captain, Scott Edward, know that he would need some time. The hilarious incident sent fits of laughter among all cricket enthusiasts.

Here are some funny reactions from fans:

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