A tour that started with an unexpected Test series triumph ended with a second successive limited overs series humiliation for Sri Lanka when South Africa won the third and final Twenty20 international on Sunday.
South Africa made a daunting 198 for two and Sri Lanka were beaten by 45 runs using the DLS method when they were bowled out for 137 as they chased a reduced target of 183.
It completed a 3-0 series sweep for South Africa, who also won a one-day series 5-0.
SCORES IN BRIEF
SOUTH AFRICA: 198 for 2 (Hendricks 66, Pretorius 77 not out; Vandersay 1-35)
SRI LANKA: 137 all out in 15.4 overs (Dickwella 38; Phehlukwayo 4-24)
Result: South Africa won by 45 runs (DLS method) and won the series 3-0.
Player-of-the-match: D Pretorius
Player-of-the-series: R Hendricks