Openers Reeza Hendricks and Quinton de Kock helped South Africa crush Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the third T20 international to sweep the series on Tuesday.
3rd T20I: South Africa complete clean sweep with resounding win over Sri Lanka (ICC Photo)
- South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 10 wickets to sweep T20I series 3-0
- South Africa restricted Sri Lanka to 120/8 after host elected to bat
- Chasing 121 for victory, South Africa romped home in 14.4 overs
Openers Reeza Hendricks and Quinton de Kock shared an unbeaten opening stand to power South Africa past Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the third T20I international to sweep the series on Tuesday.
Chasing 121 for victory, South Africa romped home in just 14.4 overs with De Kock on 59 and Hendricks scoring 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.
It was a disappointing result for Dasun Shanaka’s Sri Lanka who had won the three-match one-day series 2-1 last week.
“Full credit to the boys, they played really well after losing the ODIs. Good preparation building up to the World Cup. I think from a bowling front, we can look to strive for a better performance in the powerplay,” South Africa Keshav Maharaj said.
“In the batting, it is about putting partnerships and having one batsman batting through always helps. Obviously the bubble life has its challenges. But we look to each other for support and builds a team ethos.
“We have to find a way to get through it together and that shows in our performances. We can get better in the field and we need to brush up on,” Maharaj added.
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