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Mathews seals first SL win on tour

Sri Lanka beat South Africa by three wickets in the T20 played in Johannesburg today. Chasing 114 to win Sri Lanka reached the target with two balls to spare. Angelo Mathews top scored with an unbeaten 54.

Angelo Mathews twisted his ankle with seven balls to go in the chase and expects to be out for a "couple of weeks". He could not run between the wickets at the end, but saw Sri Lanka to victory with two last-over sixes. 

Mathews joins an injury list that already includes Nuwan Pradeep, who will return home with a hand fracture, and Danushka Gunathilaka, who has not played a match because of a back concern.

But those concerns were for later. Mathews' unbeaten half-century topped off a day when he was rewarded for just about every bowling change and, for the first time on the tour, looked a man properly in charge of those under his command.

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