Player of the Match
Player of the Match
234dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

SA complete 3-0 sweep after big DLS win

Fifties from Dwaine Pretorius and Reeza Hendricks powered South Africa to a big total, and after a rain delay, Sri Lanka collapsed in their chase

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

D Pretorius
D Pretorius
77(42) 7x4 - 3x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 16 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
9 0 0 9 7 9 13 30
RR Hendricks
RR Hendricks
66(52) 8x4 - 2x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 15 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
2 8 4 10 12 11 1 18

Best performances - Bowlers

AL Phehlukwayo
AL Phehlukwayo
O3
M0
R24
W4
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
L Sipamla
O1.4
M0
R22
W2
Eco13.20
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: @Thilak_Rama | Commentator: @debayansen

7.24pm That's that, then. Both teams head into the World Cup, with a contrasting run of fortunes in white-ball cricket. South Africa flex their all-round muscles, while Sri Lanka look a little lost about combinations, form and other such questions. For the moment, it's goodbye from Wanderers. This is Debayan Sen, signing off on behalf of scorer Thilak Gowda and the rest of the crew here at ESPNcricinfo. Go on and follow Delhi vs Mumbai in the IPL, or the Australian chase of another 280-plus target in Sharjah. Andrew Fidel Fernando's report should land here soon enough as well. Goodbye for now!

JP Duminy: "(On winning 3-0) Certainly is satisfying. It was nice to get over the line in Cape Town. Pretty convincing in Pretoria and again today. We set the game up nicely in the first 10 overs, and give ourselves a good chance to back up the last 10 overs. We executed well against their bowlers. Probably didn't do that as well in the first match. I think individuals have taken up the opportunities well. Dwaine batting at number 3 did that well today. We want to continue to see that growth. (Victory for him, recovering from shoulder surgery) There were a few anxious weeks coming into the first game, but there's a good support structure around you. To be able to come back and perform to my best is nice. Still got a couple of weeks now, try to build that confidence and go to the World Cup. (Five trophies out of six in the summer) We'll take that. That's pretty much close to 100 percent, so that's still pretty good."

Reeza Hendricks wins the player of the series award :"Yeah, it's been a dry run in the ODI series, but it was important to keep believing. It worked well, and a few guys contributed at different times. Scoring runs and contributing is good. He (Pretorius) played really well. He cleared the boundary with ease and that made things easier for me."

Dwaine Pretorius is the player of the match: "Really enjoyed (batting at 3). (About whether he was frustrated about lack of opportunities) Not really, the top order has simply been phenomenal. (77 off last 5 overs) Duminy's striking was something special, and he cleared the boundary beautifully. He took care of Malinga. (Wicket off first ball) That doesn't happen a lot, and I was happy to contribute to the team winning."

Lasith Malinga, speaks to Mike Haysman: "(On the South Africans) These kinds of wickets, we needed to restrict them to 170-180. We started well, but then they got the partnerships. We lacked the partnerships. As captain, we need to get more breakthroughs. We get one wicket (today) but then they got a partnership. Over the tournament, we kept losing wickets. Someone needs to pick getting wickets. (Playing in South Africa) They are good in home conditions. They know the ground situations and have a good line-up for the World Cup. They have talented players, and that's why they have been successful in ODIs and T20s. As cricketers, we have to realise what we have to do looking forward. We have a good support staff, and they have to get mentally prepared to handle situations. (On Test series) That's the really huge plus point from this tour."

7.04pm It would be romantic to suggest Sri Lanka here have been hard done by with the DLS revision, but truth is their innings went off the rails when they lost four wickets for just 19 runs right at the top. There was a brief, brilliant resistance from Isuru Udana, but Andile Phehlukwayo was quick to extinguish any lingering hopes that Sri Lanka had with four wickets in this match. South Africa were more clinical right through this white-ball section, and tonight was the perfect illustration of that. Presentation to follow, as South Africa celebrate the perfect ending to their cricketing home summer

15.4
W
Sipamla to Lakmal, OUT, GOT HIM! South Africa win the series 3-0 with a 45 run win on DLS, as Sipamla hits the top of off stump with a perfect good length ball. Another heave-ho from Lakmal, and he probably only came back into the same city as the bowler, but not any closer than that. Comprehensive win for South Africa again as the two teams shake hands out in the middle

RAS Lakmal b Sipamla 0 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Lakmal is batting in Durban at the moment. He's that far from the ball

15.3
0
Sipamla to Lakmal, no run, fuller, outside off, 134kph, and he swings and misses again

Jacob W.: "I predicted in the first match that Phehlukwayo will get the man of the series award. Will the prediction come true?"

15.2
0
Sipamla to Lakmal, no run, length, close to the stumps, as Lakmal swings...and misses
15.1
W
Sipamla to Dananjaya, OUT, across the line, and goes high up in the air, with Hendricks covering good ground in from long on to take the catch. Was a length ball, but just climbed a bit on him as he looked to hoick this across midwicket. Never got any timing on this, and looped it up in the air

A Dananjaya c Markram b Sipamla 9 (22m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 81.81

Sipamla is back

Rifdhy: "Udana is out for the first time in this T20 series What an entertainment he gave the fans when the whole team was falling apart.."

END OF OVER:
15 | 8 Runs 2 Wkts | SL: 137/8 (46 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 9.13, RRR: 23.00)

  • Akila Dananjaya9 (10b)
  • Andile Phehlukwayo3-0-24-4
  • Tabraiz Shamsi4-0-20-0
14.6
W
Phehlukwayo to Malinga, OUT, gets another one! Four for Phehlukwayo with another change-up, tossed up outside off stump, and Malinga takes the bait to try and go inside out. Goes straight to Morris, who was 15 yards inside the extra cover fence and didn't have to move much to grab on

SL Malinga c Morris b Phehlukwayo 0 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Andile tightening the screws for the hosts...

14.5
0
Phehlukwayo to Malinga, no run, fuller ball, and he tries to go down the ground, but only hits it on to the field right in front of him. No timing on this

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st42N DickwellaDM de Silva
2nd13N DickwellaWIA Fernando
3rd2WIA FernandoPHKD Mendis
4th4AK PereraPHKD Mendis
5th18NLTC PereraAK Perera
6th17NLTC PereraI Udana
7th41I UdanaA Dananjaya
8th0SL MalingaA Dananjaya
9th0RAS LakmalA Dananjaya
10th0RAS LakmalJDF Vandersay