Proteas whitewash Sri Lanka

Quinton de Kock of South Africa reacts as Isuru Udana of Sri Lanka loses his wicket during the third one-day international cricket match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Kingsmead Cricket Stadium in Durban

Aiden Markram hit an unbeaten 67 to put South Africa in a dominant position before floodlight failure ended the fifth and final one-day worldwide against Sri Lanka at Newlands on Saturday. Technicians tried to fix the floodlight in vain, after which South Africa were awarded the match as they were 41 runs ahead by DLS method.

The Proteas will be eyeing a series whitewash, as they go to the Mother City leading 4-0 after the disappointment of the historic Test series defeat suffered at the hands of the same opponents in February.

Leg-spinner Imran Tahir, in his final one-day global in South Africa, took two for 33, while fast bowler Anrich Nortje took two for 35.

One such player is opener, Reeza Hendricks who - unlike his swashbuckling partner at the top of the order, Quinton de Kock - has struggled for form in the series.

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Rassie van der Dussen and Markram put together a stand of 57 off 64 balls, with Markram going to a well-deserved half-century off 58 balls, with six fours.

Sri Lanka have made two changes of their own, leaving allrounder Kamindu Mendis out for batsman Angelo Perera, while fast bowler Kasun Rajitha sits out for spinner Akila Dananjaya. Markram carried on after his captain fell to take South Africa home.

Mendis played a measured innings in making his second half-century of a series before he was run out after a mix-up with Priyamal Perera in the 35th over.

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