A dominant performance from Sri Lanka, sweeping aside South Africa today despite bringing in a host of understudies. Caps a terrific series for them, and leaves South Africa with plenty of homework to do.
Stats man extraordinnaire Mohandas Menon tweets: This 4-1 defeat is South Africa's worst ODI series performance since its 4-0 loss in England (Natwest Series) in August 2008.
Uwaisul Karnain: "The only favor done by the top order players of South Africa for their tailenders is that they have preserved their review."
indika chathuranga: "As a srilanakan fan who loves watching SA team playing since the childhood, i'm thoroughly dissapointed with their performance in this series. Hope they will put up a good fight in T20s against the worlds no1 T20 team. Best of luck.."
James: "South Africa have "plenty of homework to do"? Have they re-engaged Mickey Arthur?" A few more series like this, and Mickey will be back in charge of SA.
The Man of the Match is Tillakaratne Dilshan: "I think McLaren bowled that over really well. Little bit disappointed but these kind of things happen. I'm really enjoying, when I get a start I want to make a big one. Really good series for me, bowled well, batted well, fielded well."
Man of the Series is Kumar Sangakkara: "We had thir batting at 3, he and Dilshan gave us the platform, it was my job to push the scoring. I haven't changed my game a lot, I try to play situations well, I try to target bowlers, when you play in Sri Lanka you need totals above 260. My first series was a triangular against SA, they are the best side in Test cricket, they've always done well against us. I've enjoyed watching guys like AB and Hash."
AB de Villiers: "Looked like we played cricket out of our league, unfortunately couldn't get some momentum going. We'll keep learning. It's amazing when you start to lose all these negatives kick up and you start to overanalyse things. It was a great experience, played some quality spin and against a subcontinent team that really know their conditions very well."
Angelo Mathews: "Couldn't have asked for any better, I thought Dilshan and Thirimanne batted brilliantly, unfortunately Dilshan couldn't get to his century. We have got a good blend of seniors and juniors, pretty happy with the way they performed. On behalf of the national team, I'd like to thank the fans for their support."
Mathews holds aloft the series trophy, and his team-mates join in soon after. As Sri Lanka bask in the glow of victory, we'll bring our ball-by-ball coverage to a close. There's plenty more on the series coming up, including features and analysis from Andrew Fernando.
All you angry SA fans, it's not the end of the world. Thanks for all the mails, see you at during the T20 series.
Priyal: "Oh! these two party spoilers are delaying Sri Lanka's celebrations! Must be annoying for Mathews and clan!"
Kim Hackney: "Graeme Smith now we all note the value he brings to South Africa cricket as captain, ABDV is a great palyer and needs to concentrate on batting and fielding."