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Big boost for SL! Mathews ruled fit for series decider

Last updated on: December 15, 2017 15:08 IST

Angelo Mathews

IMAGE: Sri Lanka all-rounder Angelo Mathews. Photograph: BCCI

In a big relief for Sri Lanka, veteran all-rounder Angelo Mathews has recovered from cramps and is available for selection for the series-deciding third ODI against India, in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.

Matthews, who suffered from cramps during his unbeaten innings of 111 in the second ODI in Mohali, took active part in Sri Lanka's training session on Friday.

Mathews had a couple of batting stints and also bowled some overs in between.

 

Team manager Asanka Gurusinha said Matthews is fit and available for the series decider.

"Angelo Mathews is fit. He suffered from cramps at the end of the last game. However, he has recovered. He bowled as well as batted in the nets today. All our 15 members are fit and available for selection," he said said.

The islanders had a training session that lasted a little over three hours.

Meanwhile, the Indian team called off their optional training session scheduled for later in the day.

The series is level at 1-1 after India bounced back strongly, riding on skipper Rohit Sharma's splendid double century to post a convincing 141-run victory at Mohali.

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