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Mathews, Dananjaya star in Sri Lanka's 178-run win vs South Africa in 5th ODI

by Sahir Usman Aug 13, 2018 • 07:33 AM

Aug.13 (CRICKETNMORE) - Skipper Angelo Mathews struck a run a ball unbeaten 97 and Akila Dananjaya claimed 6 wickets for 29 in leading Sri Lanka to a pride-salvaging facile 178-run triumph over South Africa in the fifth and final day-night international on Sunday at the R. Premadasa Stadium.

Dananjaya wrought havoc sending down 9 overs in bundling out the opposition for 121 in just 24.4 overs in reply to Sri Lanka’s 299 for 8 wickets from 50 overs.

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It was a fitting coming from behind triumph for the hosts having trailed 0-3 to winning the last two matches in a 2-3 series loss.

Brief Scores

Sri Lanka 299/8 ( Angelo Mathews 97  Williem Mulder 2/59)

South Africa 121all-out (Quinton De Kock 54  Akila Dananjaya 6/29)


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