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25-Mar-2019 07:09:00 GMT
SA vs SL - 3rd T20I, Johannesburg

South Africa complete 3-0 sweep after big DLS win

Johannesburg: A tour that started with an unexpected Test series triumph ended with a second successive limited overs series humiliation for Sri Lanka when South Africa won the third and final Twenty20 international on Sunday.

South Africa made a daunting 198 for two and Sri Lanka were beaten by 45 runs according to the DLS method when they were bowled out for 137 as they chased a reduced target of 183 in 17 overs following a rain delay at the Wanderers Stadium.

It completed a 3-0 series sweep for South Africa, who also won a one-day series 5-0.

South Africa's match-winner on Sunday was all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius, who took advantage of a promotion in the batting order with a power-packed innings of 77 not out off 42 balls.

He followed up by breaking a rapid Sri Lankan first-wicket partnership of 42 when he trapped Dhananjaya de Silva with his first ball.

Opening batsman Niroshan Dickwella raced to 38 off 22 balls and Isuru Udana played another hard-hitting lower-order innings, hitting four sixes and making 36 before Sri Lanka lost their last four wickets for no runs.

Brief scores:
South Africa 198 for 2 (Pretorius 77*, Hendricks 66) beat Sri Lanka 137 (Dickwella 38, Pehlukwayo 4-24) by 45 runs (DLS method)

Pretorius and Hendricks (66) put on 90 for the second wicket before Duminy joined Pretorius in an unbeaten third-wicket stand of 71 off the last five overs. Duminy made 34 not out off 14 balls.

Sri Lanka suffered another top-order collapse, going from 42 for no wicket to 79 for five and 96 for six before Udana's late aggression.

Andile Phehlukwayo took four for 24.

Hendricks was named man of the series after making a second successive half-century.

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