Rezza Hendricks, and Quinton de Kock struck unbeaten half-centuries as South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by way of 10 wickets within the 3rd T20I on the R Premadasa Stadium right here on Tuesday, finishing a 3-0 sweep within the three-match collection.
Hendricks struck an unbeaten 56 off 42 deliveries whilst de Kock blasted 59 off 46 deliveries as South Africa, chasing Sri Lanka’s modest general of 120/8, reached 121 for no loss in 14.4 overs to romp house to an enormous victory.
It was once a medical efficiency by way of the guests each with the ball and bat on Tuesday. They first limited the hosts to 120/8 with Bjorn Fortuin and Kagiso Rabada claiming two wickets apiece. Fortuin completed with 2/21 whilst Rabada had 2/23 as South Africa made early inroads and stored taking wickets at common periods. Kushal Perera, coming round again from an damage, top-scored with 39 whilst Chamika Karunaratne struck an unbeaten 24 off 19 balls against the top giving the innings some type of respectability.
Having received the toss and elected to bat, Sri Lanka have been off to a snappy get started, however the lack of 3 wickets in 3 consecutive overs derailed their innings within the Powerplay. Rabada, who has now not been in the most efficient of shape in recent years, accounted for the wickets of Avishka Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapaksa whilst Quinton de Kock finished a sensible stumping off Bjorn Fortuin to push aside Dhananjaya de Silva.
In answer, the South African openers – Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks raced off the block within the run chase. The Sri Lankan bowlers attempted their easiest to disturb the rhythm however merely may now not get the similar perches off the wicket as their South African opposite numbers.
After 8 overs, the Proteas have been cruising within the run chase, with their ranking at 64/0, requiring 57 runs off most effective 72 deliveries. Hendricks and de Kock have been each having a look at ease on the crease with rankings of 29* each and every. The pair additional put their foot down, with either one of them registering cast half-centuries in a efficiency which can give them numerous self assurance forward of the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
Given the collection was once already wrapped up, each groups made up our minds to ring in adjustments for the general recreation. The hosts made 3 adjustments to the group that misplaced the second one T20I by way of 9 wickets with Dinesh Chandimal, Charith Asalanka, and Praveen Jayawickrama making means for Avishka Fernando, Kamindu Mendis, and Lahiru Madushanka. The Proteas made up our minds to move with an additional all-rounder, usher in Wiaan Mulder to interchange Anrich Nortje.
Sri Lanka 120 for 8 in 20 overs (Kushal Perera 39, Chamika Karunaratne 24 now not out; Bjorn Fortuin 2/21; Kagiso Rabada 2/23) misplaced to South Africa 121 for no loss in 14.4 overs (Reeza Hendricks 56 now not out, Quinton de Kock 59 now not out) by way of 10 wickets.