The Proteas women’s team made light work of their Sri Lanka counterparts with a 39-run victory to complete a commendable 3-0 T20 series whitewash at SuperSport Park on Wednesday. The South Africans came into this match with the series already in the bag following wins in Cape Town and Johannesburg and they had little trouble in finishing off the job against a modest Sri Lankan side. Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bowl first but the move backfired as the Proteas posted a highly competitive total of 163/5 with captain Dane van Niekerk‚ Tazmin Brits and Lara Goodall scoring 38‚ 36 and 35. With ball in hand‚ Nadine de Klerk claimed three wickets and Shabnim Ismail got two, while Marizanne Kapp‚ Sune Luus and Masabata Klaas returned with one with each as they restricted Sri Lanka to 124 after 20 overs. The first wicket to fall was Brits's when she was caught by Shashikala Siriwardene from Inoka Ranaweera on 36 and in the 10th the Proteas suffered a minor setback when Van Niekerk ret...

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