South Africa thrash Sri Lanka to sweep T20 series 3-0

By: AFP      Published: 08:54 PM, 14 Sep, 2021
South Africa thrash Sri Lanka to sweep T20 series 3-0
South Africa's Quinton de Kock (2L) celebrates with teammate Reeza Hendricks (2R) after South Africa won by 10 wickets during the third and final international Twenty20 cricket match between Sri Lanka and South Africa.

Openers Reeza Hendricks and Quinton de Kock powered South Africa past Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the third Twenty20 international to sweep the series on Tuesday.

Chasing 121 for victory, South Africa romped home in 14.4 overs with De Kock on 59 and Hendricks making 56 in Colombo.

South African bowlers Bjorn Fortuin and Kagiso Rabada took two wickets each to limit Sri Lanka to 120-8 after the hosts elected to bat first.

Sri Lanka v South Africa 3rd T20 scoreboard

Scoreboard of the third and final Twenty20 international between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Colombo on Tuesday:

Sri Lanka

K. Perera lbw b Maharaj                          39

A. Fernando c & b Rabada                         12

D. de Silva st de Kock b Fortuin                  1

B. Rajapaksa b Rabada                             5

K. Mendis c Maharaj b Markram                    10

D. Shanaka c van der Dussen b Mulder             18

W. Hasaranga c Maharaj b Fortuin                  4

L. Madushanka run out (van der Dussen/de Kock)    1

C. Karunaratne not out                           24

D. Chameera not out                               2

Extras (lb1, w3)                                  4

Total (8 wickets, 20 overs)                     120

Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Fernando), 2-19 (de Silva), 3-28 (Rajapaksa), 4-62 (Mendis), 5-80 (Perera), 6-85 (Hasaranga), 7-86 (Madushanka), 8-101 (Shanaka)

Did not bat: M. Theekshana

Bowling: Fortuin 4-0-21-2 (3w), Rabada 3-0-23-2, Pretorius 2-0-19-0, Shamsi 4-0-27-0, Markram 2-0-4-1, Maharaj 4-1-14-1, Mulder 1-0-11-1

South Africa (target 121)

R. Hendricks not out                             56

Q. de Kock not out                               59

Extras (w6)                                       6

Total (0 wickets, 14.4 overs)                   121

Did not bat: A. Markram, R. van der Dussen, H. Klaasen, D. Pretorius, W. Mulder, K. Maharaj, K. Rabada, B. Fortuin, T. Shamsi

Bowling: Theekshana 4-0-28-0 (1w), Hasaranga 4-0-35-0, Mendis 3-0-22-0, Chameera 1-0-9-0 (5w), Karunaratne 1.4-0-13-0, Shanaka 1-0-14-0

Toss: Sri Lanka

Result: South Africa won by 10 wickets

Series: South Africa won the three-match series 3-0

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