South Africa sweep Lanka in T20 series

South Africa sweep Lanka in T20 series
South Africa's Dwaine Pretorius plays a shot during the third T20I match against Sri Lanka at the Wanderers Stadium, in Johannesburg

Johannesburg - Pretorius put on 90 with opener Reeza Hendricks (66)



By Reuters

Published: Sun 24 Mar 2019, 8:57 PM

Last updated: Sun 24 Mar 2019, 11:01 PM

Dwaine Pretorius starred with the bat and Andile Phehlukwayo shone with the ball as South Africa completed a 3-0 sweep of the Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka with a 45-run victory via the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method at The Wanderers on Sunday.
Set a revised target of 183 in 17 overs after a Highveld downpour, Sri Lanka could manage only 137 all out in a chase that always looked beyond them to succumb to an eighth successive limited-overs loss to South Africa, who also claimed the One-Day International series 5-0.
After being asked to bat, South Africa posted 198 for two in their 20 overs, the innings boosted by the elevation of all-rounder Pretorius to number three in the batting line-up as he smashed 77 not out from 42 balls, including three sixes.
Pretorius put on 90 with opener Reeza Hendricks (66) for the second wicket and had an unbeaten stand of 71 with captain JP Duminy (34 not out) to set up a formidable chase for the visitors.
Seamer Phehlukwayo's guile and change of pace saw him record figures of 4-24 in three overs, including the key wicket of all-rounder Isuru Udana (36 from 23 balls), who was caught on the extra cover boundary by David Miller.
Sri Lanka lost their last four wickets in nine balls without scoring a run as the run-rate pressure forced them to go for broke.

No match
South Africa
A. Markram c Malinga b Lakmal 15
R. Hendricks b Vandersay 66
D. Pretorius not out 77
J. Duminy not out 34
Extras (lb2, w4) 6
Total (2 wkts, 20 overs) 198
Fall: 1-37 (Markram), 2-127 (Hendricks)
Bowling: Malinga 4-0-40-0 (2w), Udana 4-0-36-0 (2w), De Silva 1-0-5-0, Lakmal 4-0-38-1, Dananjaya 4-0-42-0, Vandersay 3-0-35-1
Did not bat: D. Miller, S. Qeshile, A. Phehlukwayo, C. Morris, J. Dala, L. Sipamla, T. Shamsi
Sri Lanka
(target 183 in 17 overs)
N. Dickwella c Qeshile b Phehlukwayo 38
D. de Silva lbw b Pretorius 8
A. Fernando lbw b Phehlukwayo 1
Kamindu Mendis c Miller b Dala 1
A. Perera c Miller b Dala 15
T. Perera run out (Hendricks) 8
I. Udana c Miller b Phehlukwayo 36
A. Dananjaya c Markram b Sipamla 9
L. Malinga c Morris b Phehlukwayo 0
S. Lakmal b Sipamla 0
J. Vandersay not out 0
Extras (lb8, nb1, w12) 21
Total (15.4 overs) 137
Fall: 1-42 (De Silva), 2-55 (Dickwella), 3-57 (Fernando), 4-61 (Mendis), 5-79 (A. Perera), 6-96 (T. Perera), 7-137 (Udana), 8-137 (Malinga), 9-137 (Dananjaya), 10-137 Lakmal
Bowling: Morris 3-0-22-0 (1w), Dala 3-0-29-2 (1w), Phehlukwayo 3-0-24-4 (1nb, 5w), Pretorius 1-0-12-1, Shamsi 4-0-20-0 (4w), Sipamla 1.4-0-22-2
Result: South Africa won by 45 runs (Duckworth/Lewis/Stern method)
Series: South Africa won the three-match series 3-0
Toss: Sri Lanka
Umpires: Adrian Holdstock, Allahudien Paleker (both RSA)
TV umpire: Bongani Jele (RSA)
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)


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