SA beat SL: De Kock, Hendricks shine as South Africa clean sweeps Sri Lanka with 10 wickets win

SA beat SL: De Kock, Hendricks shine as South Africa clean sweeps Sri Lanka with 10 wickets win
SA beat SL: De Kock, Hendricks shine as South Africa clean sweeps Sri Lanka with 10 wickets win

SA beat SL: De Kock, Hendricks shine as South Africa clean sweeps Sri Lanka with 10 wickets win: South Africa registered a thumping 10 wickets win over Sri Lanka in the third and final T20I in Colombo on Tuesday on the back of fine fifties from both the openers- Q de Kock (59* off 46) and R Hendricks (56* off 42) and also clean swept the hosts in the three-match T20I series. Chasing 121, both Q de Kock and R Hendricks looked good from the start and kept playing sensibly as they notched the highest partnership for SA against SL in T20Is.

Opting to bat, Sri Lanka faced early blows as Avishka Fernando, D Chandimal, and Bhanuka Rajapaksha departed cheaply within the powerplay. Kagiso Rabada and B Fortuin provided early breakthroughs to the visitors in the powerplay while A Markram and Keshav Maharaj took the charge in the middle overs. The hosts have posted a total of 120/8 on the back of a crucial knock from Kusal Perera (39 off 33) and late hitting from C Karunaratne (24* off 19). Bjorn Fortuin and Kagiso Rabada were the picks of the bowlers as they picked two wickets each.

South Africa has now won seven T20Is in a row – three against Sri Lanka, three against Ireland, and one against West Indies – Isn’t it a good momentum ahead of the T20 World Cup in Oman and UAE in October?

SA beat SL: De Kock, Hendricks shine as South Africa clean sweeps Sri Lanka with 10 wickets win

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Reeza Hendricks Not out 56 42 5 1 133.33
Quinton de Kock (WK) Not out 59 46 7 0 128.26
Extra 10 (b 4, w 6, nb 0, lb 0)
Total 121/0 (14.4)
Yet To Bat AK MarkramHE van der DussenH KlaasenDwaine PretoriusWiaan MulderKA MaharajK RabadaBC FortuinT Shamsi
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Maheesh Theekshana 4 0 28 0 7.00
Wanindu Hasaranga 4 0 35 0 8.75
Kamindu Mendis 3 0 22 0 7.33
Dushmantha Chameera 1 0 9 0 9.00
Chamika Karunaratne 1.4 0 13 0 7.80
Dasun Shanaka 1 0 14 0 14.00

 

Over 15: It’s over! South Africa win by 10 wickets as both openers return unbeaten with a fifty each. And that comes to an end of a really one-sided affair! SA beat SL.

Over 14: Kamindu Mendis into the attack. Fifty for Reeza Hendricks!  South Africa 114/0 after fourteen overs. Need 7 more to win!

Over 13: Fifty for Q de Kock! He is in fine form as he slams another fifty just ahead of the IPL 2021 and T20 World Cup. 14 runs off the over. South Africa needs 12 more runs to clean sweep the hosts

Over 12: Hasaranga comes up with his final over. Eight runs from the over with a four in it. Sri Lanka is really struggling to pick a wicket.

Over 11: Chamika Karunaratne comes into the attack. Six runs from the over.

Halfway mark. South Africa needs 40 off 60 balls!

Over 10: M Theekshana comes up with his final over. Nine runs from this over too. The visitors are cruising to an easy win. Just 40 more are needed off 60 deliveries.

Over 9: Wanindu Hasaranga back into the attack. Eight runs off the over with a four in it.

Over 8: Dushmantha Chameera comes into the attack. Nine runs from the over including 5wides.

Over 7: Nine runs off Kamindu Mendis’s second over. Both the openers are looking good at the moment.

End of powerplay!

Over 6: M Theekshana will bowl the final over of the powerplay. Seven runs from it. South Africa 46/0 at the end of the powerplay. Sri Lanka need a couple of quick wickets or else this run chase will be over soon,

Over 5: Kamindu Mendis comes into the attack. Eight runs from it with a SIX over deep extra cover. SA 39/0 after five overs

Over 4: Hasaranga comes up with his second. 13 runs off the over with two fours and two quick doubles in it.

Over 3: M Theekshana continues. Ten runs from the over with two fours in it. SA 18/0 after three overs

Over 2: W Hasaranga comes into the attack. Six runs off the over a with on the final ball.

Over 1: Just two runs off the over.

Reeza Hendricks and Quinton de Kock will begin the run-chase. Will SA beat SL and clean sweep the hosts?

M Theekshana will open the attack

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Kusal Perera (WK) lbw b KA Maharaj 39 33 3 0 118.18
Avishka Fernando c & b K Rabada 12 8 2 0 150.00
Dhananjaya de Silva st Q de Kock b BC Fortuin 1 3 0 0 33.33
Bhanuka Rajapaksa b K Rabada 5 6 1 0 83.33
Kamindu Mendis c KA Maharaj b AK Markram 10 16 0 0 62.50
Dasun Shanaka (C) c HE van der Dussen b Wiaan Mulder 18 26 2 0 69.23
Wanindu Hasaranga c KA Maharaj b BC Fortuin 4 4 0 0 100.00
Lahiru Madushanka runout (Q de Kock / HE van der Dussen) 1 3 0 0 33.33
Chamika Karunaratne Not out 24 19 0 2 126.32
Dushmantha Chameera Not out 2 2 0 0 100.00
Extra 4 (b 0, w 3, nb 0, lb 1)
Total 120/8 (20)
Yet To Bat M Theekshana
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Bjorn Fortuin 4 0 21 2 5.25
Kagiso Rabada 3 0 23 2 7.67
Dwaine Pretorius 2 0 19 0 9.50
Tabraiz Shamsi 4 0 27 0 6.75
Aiden Markram 2 0 4 1 2.00
Keshav Maharaj 4 1 14 1 3.50
Wiaan Mulder 1 0 11 1 11.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
A Fernando 1-18 1.5
D de Silva 2-19 2.2
B Rajapaksa 3-28 3.6
PHKD Mendis 4-62 9.3
K Perera 5-80 12.6
W Hasaranga 6-85 13.5
LD Madushanka 7-86 14.2
D Shanaka 8-101 18.2

 

Over 20: T Shamsi will bowl the final over. Nine runs from the over with a SIX off the final ball from Karunaratne and Sri Lanka finishes off at 120/8. Will SA beat SL and clean sweep the hosts?

Over 19: Wian Mulder comes into the attack. That’s OUT! He dismisses Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka who was trying to go big. Shanaka departs at 18 off 26

Over 18: T Shamsi is back into the attack. Seven runs off the over with a four in it. 100 comes up on the scoreboard. Let’s see how many more Sri Lanka can get with 12 balls remaining.

Over 17: Just four runs of Keshav Maharaj’s final over.

Over 16: B Fortuin comes up with his final over. Just three runs from the over. SL 89/7 after sixteen

Over 15: That’s out! It’s a run out. Lahiru Madushanka run out (van der Dussen/de Kock). And, its a maiden from skipper Keshav Maharaj

Over 14: Wicket! B Fortuin picks up his second wicket as Hasaranga departs cheaply. Wickets are falling in quick succession for the host.

Over 13: That’s OUT! K Maharaj dismisses the dangerous man Kusal Perera who was looking good so far. Perera departs after a fine knock 39 off 33 deliveries. The hosts are five down now!

Over 12: D Pretorious comes up with his second over. Eight runs from it including a four

Over 11: Keshav Maharaj comes into the attack. Four runs off his first over. Sri Lanka 66/4 after eleven overs

Over 10: That’s OUT! K Mendis departs after scoring 10 off 16. Markram strikes in his second over. Sri Lanka is in really deep trouble now. They need a partnership here. Skipper Dasun Shanaka walks out to the middle.

Over 9: T Shamsi continues his spell. Six runs off the over. SL 61/3 after nine overs

Over 8: Just three runs off the Aiden Markram’s first over. Sri Lanka slowly recovering from the early blows.

Over 7: Time for some spin now. Tabraiz Shamsi comes into the attack. Just five singles from the over.

Over 6: Rabada coming up with his third over. Eight runs off the over with a four in it. SL 47/3 after six overs. South Africa will be pretty much delighted and pumped with the powerplay.

Over 5: Dwaine Pretorius comes into the attack. Eleven runs off the over with two back-to-back fours off the first two deliveries. SL 39/3 after five overs

Over 4: Wicket! Rabada strikes again. Bhanuka Rajapaksha departs for a low score of 5. Sri Lanka looking in trouble now as they are three down within the powerplay

Over 3: B Fortuin continues with his second over. That’s OUT! Stumped. De Silva departs as Sri Lanka loses two in quick time. Bhanuka Rajapaksha walks out to the middle

Over 2: Kagiso Rabada comes into the attack. Wicket! Rabada strikes in his first over. Avishka Fernando departs cheaply as Sri Lanka loses their first wicket.

Over 1: Eleven runs off the over with a four and a couple of extras. Sri Lanka is off to a good start.

Kusal Perera and Avishka Fernando walk out to the middle

B Fortuin will open the attack

Sri Lanka changes: Kamindu Mendis, Lahiru Madushanka and Avishka Fernando replace Dinesh Chandimal, Praveen Jayawickrama, and Charith Asalanka

Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Kusal Perera(w), Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kamindu Mendis, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Madushanka, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana

 

South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, Wiaan Mulder, Keshav Maharaj(c), Kagiso Rabada, Bjorn Fortuin, Tabraiz Shamsi

Toss Update: Sri Lanka have won the toss and have opted to bat

SA beat SL: De Kock, Hendricks shine as South Africa clean sweeps Sri Lanka with 10 wickets win

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