Mathews' unbeaten 97 propels Sri Lanka to 299-8 in 5th ODI

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Angelo Mathews scored an unbeaten 97 and guided Sri Lanka to 299 for eight in the fifth and final one-day international against South Africa on Sunday.

Opting to bat first Sri Lanka lost its first wicket when the score was 50.

Mathews came on when Sri Lanka was 114 for three and shared crucial partnerships of 53 runs for the fifth wicket with Dhananjaya de Silva (30), 52 runs for the sixth wicket with Thisara Perera (13) and 44 runs for the seventh wicket with Dasun Shanaka (21).

Mathews' run-a-ball innings included 11 boundaries and a six. Willem Mulder and Andile Phehlukwayo took two wickets each for South Africa.

South Africa has already secured the series 3-1.

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