Reeza Hendricks' ton on debut inspires South Africa to series win

Aug 06, 2018, 09:40 IST | AFP

But it was Hendricks, a right-hand batsman who has played 12 Twenty20 internationals, who set up the win for his side

Reeza Hendricks' ton on debut inspires South Africa to series win
SA's Reeza Hendricks celebrates his 100 against Sri Lanka in Pallekele yesterday. Pic/PTI

Batsman Reeza Hendricks smashed a century on his ODI debut to set up South Africa's series-clinching 78-run win over Sri Lanka in the third match here yesterday. Hendricks made 102 off 89 deliveries to help South Africa post 363-7 before they bowled out the hosts for 285 in 45.2 overs and took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

Dhananjaya de Silva did try to infuse life into the chase with a career-best 84 but Sri Lanka's batting crumbled under the ever-increasing run-rate. Fast bowler Lungi Ngidi claimed four wickets while fellow paceman Andile Phehlukwayo took three. But it was Hendricks, a right-hand batsman who has played 12 Twenty20 internationals, who set up the win for his side.

Hendricks, 28, became only the third South African batsman to register a hundred in his first ODI. Colin Ingram and Temba Bavuma are the other two. JP Duminy's 92 off 70 balls, and half-centuries by Hashim Amla and David Miller, also contributed to South Africa's imposing total after being put into bat first.

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