Mathews stars for Sri Lanka in T20 series-clinching win over Afghanistan

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DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka, Feb 20, (AP): Sri Lanka bowled out Afghanistan for 115 to win their Twenty20 by 72 runs and clinch the series.
Angelo Mathews starred with a brisk unbeaten 42 then both opening wickets.
Sri Lanka was made to bat first and scored 187-6. Sadeera Samarawickrama top-scored with 52 off 42 deliveries.

Afghanistan was 31-5 after the first 27 deliveries, and all out in 17 overs.
The Aghans have one last chance to win a match on tour in the third and last T20 on Wednesday. They have lost the one-off test and all three one-day internationals.
Mathews opened the bowling for Sri Lanka and dismissed Hazratullah Zazai for 1 and Afghanistan captain Ibrahim Zadran on 10 to take 2-9 in two overs.
All six Sri Lanka bowlers took a wicket.

Captain Wanindu Hasaranga, with 2-19 in his four overs, became the second quickest bowler to 100 wickets in T20s. He took 63 matches, 10 more than Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan, who was not on this tour because of an injury.
Only four Afghanistan players reached double figures, and bowling allrounder Karim Janat top- scored with 28.

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