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Jacques Kallis retires

Kallis graceful in exit, much like his batting

Jul 30, 2014: Jacques Kallis did not need South Africa's selectors to tell him that he may not have been in the right frame of mind for the World Cup. He already knew

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Sea, sun, scandal

Jul 30, 2014: Our correspondent takes in the sights and sounds of Galle and Colombo, and reports on a tampering controversy

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South Africa in Sri Lanka 2014

Steyn and Morkel hunt in pairs, Tahir flops

Jul 29, 2014: ESPNcricinfo marks the South African players out of 10 following their series win against Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 5th day

Much to be admired in South Africa's stonewalling approach

Jul 28, 2014: South Africa's go-slow approach may not have been attractive, but it was effective in driving the opposition to desperation. They never shook the belief that they deserved to take the series

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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 5th day

'It was emotionally draining' - Amla

Jul 28, 2014: Hashim Amla said the team showed great resilience and character in saving the second Test and securing the series

Firdose Moonda at the SSC

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 4th day

SA sweat on underperforming Petersen, Tahir

Jul 27, 2014: The SSC Test has emphasised why South Africa may have to spring clean and find opening batsmen with more mettle and spinners with more control

Firdose Moonda at the SSC

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 4th day

South Africa keeping their options open

Jul 27, 2014: The draw seems to be the most South Africa can take out of the SSC Test considering their target and the conditions but AB de Villiers says they could still push for a win

Firdose Moonda at the SSC

Zimbabwe cricket

Zimbabwe battle the winds of change

Jul 27, 2014: With seemingly little rationale to back them, Zimbabwe Cricket's decisions to split the captaincy and change the coach seem to be disguised cost-cutting measures

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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 3rd day

Domingo does not rule out SA win

Jul 26, 2014: South Africa coach Russel Domingo left open the possibility that South Africa could still emerge victorious in the second Test despite conceding a lead of 139

Firdose Moonda at the SSC

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 3rd day

Amla takes time to save Test

Jul 26, 2014: Seemingly collecting his runs in fractions, South Africa's captain bent himself to the task of stalling Sri Lanka

Firdose Moonda at the SSC

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 2nd day

Spinners force South Africa to switch to attritional cricket

Jul 25, 2014: The discipline shown by Sri Lanka's spin trio squeezed South Africa to the point at which they shut shop. Their approach on day three will determine how the foundation ends up, on a pitch taking turn

Firdose Moonda at the SSC

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC, 1st day

Different means to same inadequate end for Tahir and Philander

Jul 24, 2014: Vernon Philander was disciplined, Imran Tahir less so. But it made little difference to them and South Africa as they slogged it out on a SSC pitch that offered little other than runs

Firdose Moonda at the SSC

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo

Slow starters break worrying trend

Jul 23, 2014: Two of South Africa's last three series were only two-Test rubbers and they were customarily drowsy in both. But they have set about at a new pace with a win in Galle

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South Africa in Sri Lanka 2014

De Villiers likely to give up keeping

Jul 22, 2014: AB de Villiers has conceded long-term back issues could force him to give up wicketkeeping in Tests, as he has done in limited-overs cricket

Firdose Moonda in Colombo

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2014

Mind over matter for Morkel

Jul 22, 2014: Morne Morkel feels that the South Africa fast bowlers' mental strength helped them overcome the heat and humidity to take 16 wickets in the Galle Test

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South Africa in Sri Lanka 2014

Can Tahir change his spots?

Jul 21, 2014: South Africa's premier spinner was selected as an attacking option, but in the Galle Test when conditions were in his favour, Imran Tahir was unable to be effective and might have to change his mindset going forward

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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day

South Africa pacers deliver when it counts

Jul 20, 2014: South Africa's seamers had no right to dominate in Galle like they did, but when their spinners failed to produce the goods, Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel showed their class

Firdose Moonda in Galle

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day

SLC ensure tampering footage aired

Jul 20, 2014: Sri Lanka Cricket was able to ensure that the television footage of Vernon Philander's ball-tampering was aired 48 hours after the incident took place

Firdose Moonda and Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day

I owe it to Donald - Steyn

Jul 20, 2014: Dale Steyn has said his inspiration to give his best is his bowling coach Allan Donald, while Hashim Amla said the declaration was based on the ground's chasing history

Firdose Moonda in Galle

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

SA need to be careful with the ball - Domingo

Jul 19, 2014: South Africa either need to become more discreet in their management of the match ball or stop trying to manipulate it to their advantage, was the message from Russell Domingo

Firdose Moonda in Galle
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