De Kock, De Villiers Tons Power South Africa to Series Win Over Sri Lanka

Updated: 12 July 2014 18:34 IST

South Africa piled up their highest total against Sri Lanka of 339-5 thanks to brilliant hundreds from Quinton de Kock (128) and AB de Villiers (108) and then restricted the hosts to 257 in 44.3 overs.

De Kock, De Villiers Tons Power South Africa to Series Win Over Sri Lanka
Ab de Villiers struck a fine hundred to fashion South Africa's win. © AP

Hambantota, Sri Lanka:

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 82 runs to win the third and final one-day international in Hambantota on Saturday, taking the series 2-1.

The visitors piled up their highest total against Sri Lanka of 339-5 thanks to brilliant hundreds from Quinton de Kock (128) and AB de Villiers (108) and then restricted the hosts to 257 in 44.3 overs.

Angelo Mathews top scored for Sri Lanka with 58. (Second Match Report: Dilshan Scripts Sri Lanka's Win)

South Africa won the first one-day by 75 runs in Colombo while the hosts took the second by 87 in Pallekele.

Scores: South Africa 339-5 in 50 overs: Sri Lanka 257 in 44.3 overs

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