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South Africa sweep Sri Lanka series 5-0

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handed a 5-0 whitewash to as they won the fifth ODI owing to a floodlight failure at Newlands on Saturday.

The visitors posted a target of 226 runs and the managed to score 135 for two after 28 overs before the floodlight failure halted the final ODI, bringing DLS method into play and the hosts won the match by 41 runs.

Kusal Mendis looked in control and was the top scorer for as he scored 56 runs to help the visitors put up a respectable total. However, his dismissal sparked a succession of wickets as crumbled.

Sri Lanka was able to get Quinton de Kock's wicket early, breaking the wicket-keeper batsman's run of five consecutive fifty-plus scores in this series.

Then came in who formed a partnership of 70 runs with Du Plessis later lost his wicket to Thisara Perera, which brought Rassie van der Dussen to the field.

The duo played well until the match was stopped due to the failure of floodlights. Markram scored his career-best 67 not out and won the man of the match title.

Since the 2015 World Cup, this is Sri Lanka's fourth 0-5 loss in a bilateral series.

Lasith Malinga-led side will take on the for their first T20I at the Newlands Ground on March 19.

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First Published: Sun, March 17 2019. 16:27 IST
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