<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/reeza-hendricks1.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-732760" alt="reeza-hendricks" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/reeza-hendricks1.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/reeza-hendricks/">Reeza Hendricks</a> smashed a century on his one-day international debut to set up <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/south-africa/">South Africa</a>'s series-clinching 78-run win over <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/sri-lanka/">Sri Lanka</a> in the third match in Pallekele on Sunday. <p></p> <p></p><strong>3rd ODI: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/south-africa-in-sri-lanka-2018-200891/live-scores/sri-lanka-vs-south-africa-live-cricket-score-3rd-odi-match-186605-full-scorecard.html">Full Scorecard</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>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. <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/dhananjaya-de-silva/">Dhananjaya de Silva</a> 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. <p></p> <p></p>Fast bowler <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/lungi-ngidi/">Lungi Ngidi</a> claimed four wickets while fellow paceman Andile Phehlukwayo took three. <p></p> <p></p>But it was Hendricks, a right-hand batsman who has played 12 Twenty20 internationals, who set up the win for his side. <p></p> <p></p>The 28-year-old became only the third South African batsman to register a hundred in his first ODI. Colin Ingram and Temba Bavuma are the other two. <p></p> <p></p>Jean-Paul 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. <p></p> <p></p>Amla gave South Africa a brisk start with his run-a-ball 59 before being bowled by medium-pace bowler Thisara Perera, who returned figures of 4/75. <p></p> <p></p>Hendricks, who has been around since 2014 when he first played a T20 against Australia, built crucial partnerships including a 78-run fourth-wicket stand with Duminy. <p></p> <p></p>Hendricks celebrated his century with a boundary off paceman Lahiru Kumara in just 88 balls, but was dismissed on the very next delivery. <p></p> <p></p>Duminy, who got his second fifty of the series to lead the batting chart with 177 runs, carried on the momentum with a blazing knock laced with 8 fours and 4 sixes. <p></p> <p></p>Duminy got support from fellow left-hand batsman Miller as the two put on 103 runs for the fifth wicket to pulverise the the Sri Lankan bowling. <p></p> <p></p>Miller's quickfire 51 and Andile Phehlukwayo's unbeaten 24 off 11 balls gave South Africa 98 runs in the last seven overs. <p></p> <p></p>In reply, Sri Lanka were never in the big chase with South African bowlers getting wickets at regular intervals. <p></p> <p></p>A 95-run, seventh-wicket partnership between de Silva and Akila Dananjaya, who scored 37, raised Sri Lankan hopes of making a fist of their target. <p></p> <p></p>But Phehlukwayo broke the dangerous-looking stand after dismissing Dananjaya and then got de Silva caught behind to flatten the Sri Lankan chase. <p></p> <p></p>The fourth match is slated for Wednesday at Pallekele.