Proteas thrash Sri Lanka to sweep T20 series 3-0

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 against Sri Lanka. AFP/Ishara S Kodikara

COLOMBO - 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 slipped to 86-7 before number nine Chamika Karunaratne hit an unbeaten 24 off 19 balls to give the team total some respect as he finished the innings with a six. 


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