Player of the Match
Player of the Match

7.24pm That's that, then. Both teams head into the World Cup, with a contrasting run of fortunes in white-ball cricket. South Africa flex their all-round muscles, while Sri Lanka look a little lost about combinations, form and other such questions. For the moment, it's goodbye from Wanderers. This is Debayan Sen, signing off on behalf of scorer Thilak Gowda and the rest of the crew here at ESPNcricinfo. Go on and follow Delhi vs Mumbai in the IPL, or the Australian chase of another 280-plus target in Sharjah. Andrew Fidel Fernando's report should land here soon enough as well. Goodbye for now!

JP Duminy: "(On winning 3-0) Certainly is satisfying. It was nice to get over the line in Cape Town. Pretty convincing in Pretoria and again today. We set the game up nicely in the first 10 overs, and give ourselves a good chance to back up the last 10 overs. We executed well against their bowlers. Probably didn't do that as well in the first match. I think individuals have taken up the opportunities well. Dwaine batting at number 3 did that well today. We want to continue to see that growth. (Victory for him, recovering from shoulder surgery) There were a few anxious weeks coming into the first game, but there's a good support structure around you. To be able to come back and perform to my best is nice. Still got a couple of weeks now, try to build that confidence and go to the World Cup. (Five trophies out of six in the summer) We'll take that. That's pretty much close to 100 percent, so that's still pretty good."

Reeza Hendricks wins the player of the series award :"Yeah, it's been a dry run in the ODI series, but it was important to keep believing. It worked well, and a few guys contributed at different times. Scoring runs and contributing is good. He (Pretorius) played really well. He cleared the boundary with ease and that made things easier for me."

Dwaine Pretorius is the player of the match: "Really enjoyed (batting at 3). (About whether he was frustrated about lack of opportunities) Not really, the top order has simply been phenomenal. (77 off last 5 overs) Duminy's striking was something special, and he cleared the boundary beautifully. He took care of Malinga. (Wicket off first ball) That doesn't happen a lot, and I was happy to contribute to the team winning."

Lasith Malinga, speaks to Mike Haysman: "(On the South Africans) These kinds of wickets, we needed to restrict them to 170-180. We started well, but then they got the partnerships. We lacked the partnerships. As captain, we need to get more breakthroughs. We get one wicket (today) but then they got a partnership. Over the tournament, we kept losing wickets. Someone needs to pick getting wickets. (Playing in South Africa) They are good in home conditions. They know the ground situations and have a good line-up for the World Cup. They have talented players, and that's why they have been successful in ODIs and T20s. As cricketers, we have to realise what we have to do looking forward. We have a good support staff, and they have to get mentally prepared to handle situations. (On Test series) That's the really huge plus point from this tour."

7.04pm It would be romantic to suggest Sri Lanka here have been hard done by with the DLS revision, but truth is their innings went off the rails when they lost four wickets for just 19 runs right at the top. There was a brief, brilliant resistance from Isuru Udana, but Andile Phehlukwayo was quick to extinguish any lingering hopes that Sri Lanka had with four wickets in this match. South Africa were more clinical right through this white-ball section, and tonight was the perfect illustration of that. Presentation to follow, as South Africa celebrate the perfect ending to their cricketing home summer

15.4
W
Sipamla to Lakmal, OUT, GOT HIM! South Africa win the series 3-0 with a 45 run win on DLS, as Sipamla hits the top of off stump with a perfect good length ball. Another heave-ho from Lakmal, and he probably only came back into the same city as the bowler, but not any closer than that. Comprehensive win for South Africa again as the two teams shake hands out in the middle

RAS Lakmal b Sipamla 0 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Lakmal is batting in Durban at the moment. He's that far from the ball

15.3
0
Sipamla to Lakmal, no run, fuller, outside off, 134kph, and he swings and misses again

Jacob W.: "I predicted in the first match that Phehlukwayo will get the man of the series award. Will the prediction come true?"

15.2
0
Sipamla to Lakmal, no run, length, close to the stumps, as Lakmal swings...and misses
15.1
W
Sipamla to Dananjaya, OUT, across the line, and goes high up in the air, with Hendricks covering good ground in from long on to take the catch. Was a length ball, but just climbed a bit on him as he looked to hoick this across midwicket. Never got any timing on this, and looped it up in the air

A Dananjaya c Markram b Sipamla 9 (22m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 81.81

Sipamla is back

Rifdhy: "Udana is out for the first time in this T20 series What an entertainment he gave the fans when the whole team was falling apart.."

14.6
W
Phehlukwayo to Malinga, OUT, gets another one! Four for Phehlukwayo with another change-up, tossed up outside off stump, and Malinga takes the bait to try and go inside out. Goes straight to Morris, who was 15 yards inside the extra cover fence and didn't have to move much to grab on

SL Malinga c Morris b Phehlukwayo 0 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Andile tightening the screws for the hosts...

14.2
W
Phehlukwayo to Udana, OUT, outside off, and he has gone long, but not long enough! David Miller picks up a catch at the extra cover fence, and it looked like it was heading for six all the way. A slight change up in pace, bowled from the side of the hand, and Udana gave it the proverbial kitchen-sink. It sailed flat and seemed headed for going over the skirting, but Miller would have none of it. Held it and balanced himself beautifully!

I Udana c Miller b Phehlukwayo 36 (29m 23b 0x4 4x6) SR: 156.52

14.1
6
Phehlukwayo to Udana, SIX runs, length, and he has gone inside out. All the way for six! A few more of these, please...
12.3
4
Morris to Dananjaya, FOUR runs, length ball, he moves away, and goes inside out. One bounce into the extra cover fence
11.2
4lb
Shamsi to Udana, 4 leg byes, tossed up, down the leg side, and he looks to flick this one, and gets it fine off the pad. Goes through for four

Shamsi to continue

6.38pm The key even before the rain interruption was Isuru Udana, and now he becomes an even bigger one, for both teams. The longer he bats, the more it gives JP Duminy a headache about how to juggle his bowlers. Remember, he can only have two bowlers now bowl their full quota of four overs. Surely, he'd look to Phehlukwayo and Morris to do that? And will the damp outfield play a role?

6.23pm We have news from the Wanderers. Expecting a start at 6.40pm local time, with a revised target of 183 from 17 overs. That's 72 to win off 35 balls, provided there's no further rain in Jo'burg

Lasitha K: "My SL world cup team : Upul Tharanga,Danushka G,Dimuth (c),Kusal Mendis,Kusal Janith (WK),Mathews,Dananja De Silva,Isuru Udana,Lasith Embuldeniya,Lasith malinga,Suranga Lakmal 12th Man Oshada Fernando ;others members of the squad Vishwa Fernanado,Dinesh Chandimal (extra WK batsman),Akila Dhananjaya "

Ish: "Danushka, DM de Silva, KJP, Matthews, Chandimal, Asela, Isuru, Tisara, Dasun, Akila, Malinga (Kulasekara, Seekku, Jeewan Mendis, Kusal Mendis) "

Sandra Gomez: "@Juanita My XI would be Gunatilaka, Dickwella, Mendis, Mathews, Kusal P, Asela G, Dhananjaya DS, Thisara, Udana, Akila, Malinga Fancy them giving the best of teams a run for their money, no?"

RRK: "My XI: Dhanushka, Kusal Perera, Dimuth, Kusal Mendis, Oshadha, Mathews, Thisara, Isuru Udana, Akila, Lakmal, Malinga "

Ice93: "@Juanita - my best xi for SL in world cup would be 1.Dhanushka 2.Dhananjaya De Silva 3.Dinesh Chandimal(wk) 4.Kusal Perera 5.Kusal Mendis 6.Angelo Mathews 7.Isuru Udana 8.Akila 9.Suranga 10.Chameera 11.Lakmal"

Sasindu Malinda: "Best of best team--- Dimuth/KJP/Oshada/Mendis/Mathews/Gunathilaka/Perera/Isuru/Lakmal/Vandersay/Malinga"

Eshak Ameen: "Sri Lankan XI should be: Dimuth(C), Dickwella, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Isuru Udana, Akila Dhananjaya, Suranga / Kasun, Malinga "

"Rain has stopped and the field being cleared. Say 6:20 or 6:30 start with SL to play tilll 17 overs," says Brian. Alten comes up with an insightful deduction: "A reduction in overs might favour SL. I fancy Udana to get 60 off 5 more than I fancy him to get 88 off 9." And some visuals to back up a theory that we might have some cricket after all

Juanita Rasaiah: "Can we take this opportunity to discuss Sri Lanka's best XI for the world cup? I think they have some depth and quality in the ranks once everyone is available. "

Maz: "What's happening at Johannesburg right now? Please update " --- It's not looking good, I'm afraid. The outfield is quite badly water-logged, from what I understand, even though the rain has abated from most accounts. Meanwhile, Chanuka wonders if Isuru Udana's series with the bat would be a record of sorts for a team that looks likely to lose a series 3-0. Am reminded of the time Ajay Jadeja averaged over 350 in a tri-series, and his only dismissal came in India's only defeat...the final against Australia, 21 springs ago!

While you wait for the rain to cede over in the southern hemisphere, here's an interesting ESPN read about a voice that many of you might have grown up with. PS: If you know me, most of my suggested reads come from outside cricket

Ruan E: "This is South African weather for you, at the start of the match I commented what a lovely day it is with no rain predicted, I mentioned that I am 80 km away from the stadium. Its pouring down in Joburg yet where I live it's absolutely clear" --- Plenty of queries from Sri Lankan fans about what the DLS par score would have been but for Perera's run-out. Trying to find that out, but then a 13-run gap would probably not have reduced by too much, considering they were five down anyway

Fayaz: "Please update the latest situation in Johannesburg"

5.35pm At this exact juncture, the DLS par score that Sri Lanka would have needed to be at is 124. Stay tuned for more updates. At the moment, it is pelting down in Jo'burg

5.25pm The rain has become a bit heavy here at Wanderers, and so the umpires are taking the players off. DLS par score at this stage would be a 128, says Mike Haysman on commentary. That would be for the end of this over. Let's hope we have a resumption quickly enough. Haysman informs us that they would need to be at 124 to be ahead of the par score at this stage

Pieter Krypto: "This thunderstorm looks ominous outside my window . Thankfull for the rain however hope we see more play . Gonna keep on espn on my phone for updates switching of other electronic due to lightning . "

10.5
6
Sipamla to Udana, SIX runs, length ball, and he zings this over midwicket, a bit more square, but huge distance on this again!

Rvj: "Sri Lanka must be banned from playing cricket" --- Hahaha, it's just a phase. There are clearly lots of talented players. What they need is a more consistent run

10.4
6
Sipamla to Udana, SIX runs, length ball, and he has hoicked this across through midwicket. .That's gone about 12 rows back!
10.3
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Sipamla to Udana, OUT, shorter ball, and he goes across the line looking to hoick it over midiwcket. It goes to Hendricks, who has hit the stumps at the non-striker's end. What a bit of fielding! Perera is gone! Hendricks wasn't too sure if he had had beaten Perera's attempt at stretching back, but it has just clipped the base of the stumps on time

NLTC Perera run out (Hendricks) 8 (21m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Akeel: "SL top order has played strategically here by getting out quickly. They wanna give Udana as much as overs to bat, so they can win this game. They didn't let him open to ensure SA doesn't get to know their little secret. Well done boys!"

Sri Lanka 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st42N DickwellaDM de Silva
2nd13N DickwellaWIA Fernando
3rd2WIA FernandoPHKD Mendis
4th4AK PereraPHKD Mendis
5th18NLTC PereraAK Perera
6th17NLTC PereraI Udana
7th41I UdanaA Dananjaya
8th0SL MalingaA Dananjaya
9th0RAS LakmalA Dananjaya
10th0RAS LakmalJDF Vandersay