New Delhi. After losing the ODI series to Sri Lanka, South Africa has performed well in the T20 series. South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the third T20 (Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 3rd T20I) and won the series 3-0. South Africa won the first T20 match by 28 runs, won the second T20 by 9 wickets and won the last T20 as well.
Wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock performed brilliantly in South Africa’s victory. Talking about the third T20, De Kock scored an unbeaten 59, while Reeza Hendricks also played an unbeaten 56 off 42 balls.
De Kock was adjudged Man of the Series and this left-handed batsman scored the highest 153 runs in the series. De Kock remained unbeaten in two matches and also scored two half-centuries on difficult pitches.
Apart from De Kock, Reeza Hendricks scored 112 runs in 3 matches, while Dinesh Chandimal scored the highest 71 runs for Sri Lanka, although despite this the player was not given a place in the third T20.
Batting first, Sri Lanka scored just 120 runs in 20 overs in the third T20I. Wicketkeeper Kusal Perera scored the highest 39 runs. On the other hand, all-rounder Chamika Karunaratne played an unbeaten 24 runs. Captain Shanaka scored 18 runs.
The bowlers of South Africa did an amazing job. Fortuin and Rabada took 2-2 wickets while Markram, Maharaj and Mulder took 1-1 wickets.
Fortuin took the maximum 5 wickets in the series, while Aiden Markram and Tabrez Shamsi took 4-4 wickets.
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