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:
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