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Patna : South Africa (SA) crushed Sri Lanka (SL) by 10 wickets in the 3rd T20I at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, SL, on September 14, 2021, night, to sweep the three-match series 3-0. SL had won the three-match ODI series 2-1. SA opener Quinton de Kock was named both Man Of The Match and Player Of The Series.

Chasing a target of 121 runs, SA scored 121/0 in 14.4 overs as openers Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks added an unbeaten 121 runs in their unbroken partnership for the first wickets with both the batsmen scoring fifty plus runs. Quinton de Kock scored an unbeaten 59 runs in 46 balls with 7 fours, his back to back fity, while Hendricks remained 56 not out in 42 balls with 5 fours and 1 six.

Earlier opting to bat after winning the toss, SL scored a modest 120/8 in 20 overs with opener Kusal Perera (wk) scoring 39 runs in 33 balls with 3 fours while medium fast bowler Chamika Karunaratne remained unbeaten on 24 runs in 19 balls hitting 2 sixes. Kusal Pera fell to spinner Keshav Maharaj (captain). Dhananjaya de Silva fell to spinner Bejorn Fortuin for 1. SL captain Dasum Shanaka (medium fast bowler) fell to Wiaan Mulder for 18  runs in 26 balls hitting 2 fours.

For SA, fast bowler Kagiso Rabada and spinner Fortuin took 2 wickets each while Aiden Markram, Keshav Maharaj, bothe spinners,  and Wiaan Mulder ( medium fast bowler )took 1 wicket each.