WHITEWASHED
Daily Mirror - Sri Lanka|September 15, 2021
Openers Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks scored unbeaten half-centuries as South Africa completed a humiliating series whitewash of Sri Lanka at the R. Premadasa Stadium yesterday, a result that will only compound questions ahead of the hosts’ T20 World Cup campaign next month.
SHEHAN DANIEL

While Sri Lanka struggled to 120 for 8 in their 20 overs, de Kock and Hendricks chased the score down with 32 balls to spare for South Africa to record their first-ever 10-wicket win against the hosts.

The 3-0 result reflected the different trajectories both teams are on ahead of the showpiece tournament, with South Africa gaining momentum with their third successive T20I series win having beaten the West Indies and Ireland earlier this year, while Sri Lanka seem to be heading in the opposite direction, losing three of the four series they have played this year.

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