During Sri Lanka's first Test against England, Angelo Mathews crossed the 6000-run mark in
Test cricket on Thursday.
After Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Sanath Jayasuriya and Aravinda de Silva, he
became only the fifth player in Sri Lankan history (and 70th in the history of Test cricket)
to cross the mark.
In his 87th Test for his country, Angelo Mathews got to the 6000-run mark while playing. In
Test cricket, the batting all-rounder has an average of 45.17, with ten centuries and 35
fifties to his credit and a top not-out score of 200.
His double hundred came in January 2020 in the dominant victory over Zimbabwe. In ODI
cricket, Mathews also has 5830 runs to his credit and is undoubtedly one of Sri Lanka's
In 2009, the 33-year-old started his Test career but showed no signs of stopping anytime
soon. He will now try to cross Aravinda de Silva and finish fourth on Sri Lanka's top list
Ahead of Mathews, De Silva is currently 353 runs ahead. Also in Mathews' sights will be
third-placed Sanath Jayasuriya, with 6973 Test runs to his credit.
Angelo Mathews couldn't turn his strong start against England into a big score, despite
crossing the historic 6000-run mark. Stuart Broad dismissed him on the 27th as the visitors
put Sri Lanka under pressure on day one of the first Test.
After some sublime bowling from Wide and Dom Bess, Sri Lanka were restricted to 105/6.
If they need to save something from this match, Angelo Mathews and his team will have to do
better on the field.