SL vs SA: Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks hit unbeaten half-centuries for South Africa.© AFP
Impressed bowling and unbeaten fifties from Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks helped South Africa sweep the Twenty20 collection 3-0 in opposition to Sri Lanka with a crushing 10-wicket win on Tuesday. Chasing 121 for victory, South Africa romped house in 14.4 overs with De Kock on 59 and Hendricks making 56 within the third T20 Worldwide (T20I) in Colombo. South African bowlers Bjorn Fortuin and Kagiso Rabada took two wickets every to limit Sri Lanka to 120-8 after the hosts elected to bat first.
De Kock and Hendricks then placed on South Africa’s highest T20 partnership of 121 for any wicket in opposition to Sri Lanka in one other present of dominance after their earlier nine-wicket win.
De Kock, a left-hand wicketkeeper-batsman who hit a match-winning 58 within the second T20I, raised his fifty in 40 balls and took the assault to the opposition bowlers.
Hendricks recorded his seventh T20I half-century and hit 5 fours and one six in his 42-ball knock.
South Africa’s bowlers arrange the win after Rabada rattled the highest order along with his tempo. He despatched again Avishka Fernando for 12 and bowled Bhanuka Rajapaksa for 5.
Fortuin acquired two key wickets together with Dhananjaya de Silva, stumped for one, and Wanindu Hasaranga, out for 4, to return figures of 2-21 along with his left-arm spin.
Opener Kusal Perera top-scored with 39 earlier than falling to skipper and left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj who trapped the wicketkeeper-batsman lbw.
Sri Lanka slipped to 86-7 earlier than quantity 9 Chamika Karunaratne hit an unbeaten 24 off 19 balls to offer the crew whole some respect as he completed the innings with a six.
It was a disappointing outcome for Dasun Shanaka’s Sri Lanka who had gained the three-match ODI collection 2-1 final week.
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