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England captain Strauss’s sporting gesture

JOHANNESBURG - A rare sporting gesture by England captain Andrew Strauss allowed Sri Lankan Angelo Mathews to resume his innings after he was run out at the Champions Trophy match here on Saturday.

By (AFP)

Published: Sat 26 Sep 2009, 12:38 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:49 AM

Mathews turned England fast bowler Graham Onions to square-leg and completed a first run comfortably but collided with the bowler going for a second.

Wicket-keeper Matt Prior effected the run out after receiving the throw.

The Sri Lankan batsman stood briefly at the pitch before walking back to the pavilion, but Strauss called the batsman back.

Mathews, who was on 51, failed to make the most of the chance as he added just one more run to his score before being caught behind off Luke Wright.

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