Angelo Mathews was timed out in the ODI World Cup match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

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 It was the first time a batter was dismissed by "timed out" in international cricket.

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Mathews took more than two minutes to face his first ball, even before the strap of his helmet broke.

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The ICC World Cup playing conditions state that the incoming batter must be ready to receive the ball within 2 minutes of the dismissal or retirement of the previous batter.

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The fourth official, Adrian Holdstock, explained that the batter must ensure all of his equipment is proper before stepping in.

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 He also explained that the batter should be ready to receive the ball within two minutes, not ready to prepare or take his guard.

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In 2007, Sourav Ganguly was nearly timed out in a Test match against South Africa, but South Africa captain Graeme Smith decided not to appeal.

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 There have been six instances of batters being timed out in first-class cricket.

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