Beating South Africa going to be a huge achievement: Mathews
Angelo Mathews, the former Sri Lanka captain, said that a Test series win against South Africa would be a “huge achievement”. The hosts are on the verge of sealing the series 2-0, with South Africa struggling at 139 for 5, still needing a further 351 runs for an unlikely win in the second Test at Colombo SSC.
“It is always satisfying to beat the top team,” said Angelo Mathews on Sunday (July 22). “South Africa have been a very good side for the past so many years and they are ranked number two. They are a good travelling side as well. Pleased with the way we have played so far. We have worked really hard. We look forward to wrapping it up tomorrow
“It is going to be a huge achievement for us as we are an inexperienced side. Beating the number two team in the world is something special. We will enjoy that. But we have a job at hand tomorrow morning. The first couple of wickets are going to be crucial. If we can knock off a couple early then we can enjoy the victory,” he added.