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Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have a T20I series against Australia in Australia before heading back home. Lots of cricket waiting for you. Do join us for all the action. Till then, goodbye and cheers!

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That's it from us today. Hope you enjoyed the coverage as much as we did to bring it to you. South Africa began the series comprehensively and ended it in the same fashion. Now they head to New Zealand for a long tour and their aim will be to repeat the same domination but it won't be such an easy task.

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The Man of the Series has been awarded to Faf du Plessis for his terrific run with the bat in the series. He scored two centuries and a half century and proved to be the backbone of the South African batting.

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The Man of the Match award has been presented to Hashim Amla for his scintillating 154. He played a flamboyant knock and set up the game for the Proteas.

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There was something to smile for the tourists as Gunaratne scripted his maiden ODI century and played with sheer authority. Chris Morris was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts as he recorded his career best figures of 10-1-31-4. He bowled with discipline and reaped the rewards. Wayne Parnell and Imran Tahir chipped in with wickets too but the former was a bit expensive. Earlier in the game, the Proteas set a mammoth score of 384 on the board on the back of superb centuries from de Kock and Amla. It eventually proved to be too much for the Islanders. With that, the South Africans have completed back-to-back whitewashes at home and proved why they deserve the No.1 ODI ranking.

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Another clinical finish from the Proteas takes them to the top of the tree in the ICC ODI rankings as they dethrone Australia. With a massive target of 385 to chase, the visitors stuttered and began in a jittery manner. Their stand-in skipper missed out today and that pushed the visitors on the back foot. Dickwella was motoring along nicely but fell against the run of play. They kept on losing wickets frequently and lost their way. But Asela Gunaratne and Sachith Pathirana came together and stitched together a sensible 93-run stand for the sixth wicket. They put up a sturdy fight in the final stages of the match but were never quite in the hunt as they were always way behind the required run rate.

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Andile Phehlukwayo to Asela Gunaratne

Back of a length delivery, around off, Gunaratne pulls it to deep square leg and runs one. That's it! SOUTH AFRICA HAVE WON BY 88 RUNS AND WHITEWASHED THE LANKANS 5-0!

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Andile Phehlukwayo to Asela Gunaratne

FOUR! Slower one again, Gunaratne waits for it, gets low and pulls it towards the deep mid-wicket fence.

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Andile Phehlukwayo to Asela Gunaratne

Slower one, outside off, Gunaratne looks to guide it to third man but misses.

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Andile Phehlukwayo to Suranga Lakmal

Length ball, Lakmal pushes it towards point and runs one.

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Andile Phehlukwayo to Suranga Lakmal

Yorker delivery, Lakmal defends it.

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Andile Phehlukwayo to Asela Gunaratne

Slower delivery, full ball, Gunaratne knocks it to long on for a single.

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Kagiso Rabada to Suranga Lakmal

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

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Kagiso Rabada to Suranga Lakmal

Bouncer, Lakmal is surprised and gets beaten easily.

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Kagiso Rabada to Suranga Lakmal

Full again, Lakmal clips it to mid-wicket.

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Kagiso Rabada to Asela Gunaratne

Fuller delivery and wider, Gunaratne drives this towards deep point and runs one.

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Kagiso Rabada to Asela Gunaratne

Bangs this short, Gunaratne looks to pull but misses.

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Kagiso Rabada to Asela Gunaratne

WIDE! Length delivery, way outside off. Rabada has to go back and bowl an extra delivery.

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Kagiso Rabada to Asela Gunaratne

Gunaratne charges down the track, Rabada sees it and sprays a yorker which the batsman has to block.

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Andile Phehlukwayo to Asela Gunaratne

Gunaratne knocks it to long on for a single.

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