He first induced an edge from Thirimanne with a short delivery that flew to the left of Kohli at second slip who took a brilliant diving catch.
Then, Mathews played poor shot, lofting a dolly to the cover fielder, leaving Sri Lanka at 138/4.
Not only is all of the action really many hot Sri Lanka porn niches!
He first trapped Dimuth Karunaratne (8) flush in front and even DRS didn't help the Sri Lankan as it had come to his rescue an over before against Mohammed Shami.
Then Sadeera Samarawickrama, who had scored a run-a-ball 22 with three fours, nicked one to the 'keeper leaving Sri Lanka at 34/2.
But from thereon, the duo of Thirimanne - a beneficiary of a dropped catch when batting on 27 - and Mathews took over the reins and successfully saw off the nervy phase with edges flying safely.
Sandwiched between those edges were crisp driven and perfectly placed boundaries, leaving India captain Virat Kohli frustrated on several occasions.