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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

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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

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

SA's tampering offences expose lenient laws

Jul 19, 2014: South Africa have been associated with three ball-tampering offences in nine months. That all incidents have passed with little fuss shows that the ICC needs to enforce stricter laws to prevent it from recurring

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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

Philander fined for ball-tampering

Jul 18, 2014: Vernon Philander has become the second South African in the last nine months to be charged and fined for ball tampering after an incident during the ongoing Galle Test

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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

SL a tough place to play cricket - Steyn

Jul 18, 2014: South Africa have made the heat and humidity sound bigger than the opposition but you only need to look at their desperation to cool down at drinks' breaks to have some understanding

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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 3rd day

'Absolutely useless' to absolutely ruthless

Jul 18, 2014: Steyn didn't rate his performances in the 2006 Sri Lanka tour too highly. Today he showed what a master craftsman he has become since

Firdose Moonda in Galle

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

Improved Duminy dispels his spin demons

Jul 17, 2014: JP Duminy displayed how much he has progressed against spin on day two in Galle, with a composed innings on a dry pitch

Firdose Moonda in Galle

Zimbabwe news

Zimbabwe's Southern Rocks franchise dissolved

Jul 17, 2014: Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) and its franchises will contract 55 players for the 2014-15 season, which will also see a shrinking of the domestic game

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'I wouldn't mind dying on the cricket field'

Jul 17, 2014: Putting behind a chequered past - which included ghastly blows to the head, and arrest for arson - Zimbabwe's 35-year-old Mark Vermeulen hopes to play Test cricket again

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

Elgar lauds Sri Lanka's quicks

Jul 16, 2014: Dean Elgar lauded the way Sri Lanka's pacers exploited their home conditions, as the visitors were pegged back by quick wickets towards the end of the day

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

Elgar's application hints at long-term promise

Jul 16, 2014: By becoming the first South African opener to score a century in Sri Lanka, Dean Elgar suggested he might have both the talent and the temperament to succeed at international level

Firdose Moonda in Galle

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle

De Kock inclusion could change batting dynamics

Jul 15, 2014: The temporary change in wicketkeeping duties, even for a Test, could indicate how South Africa's new-look batting will present itself, with at least three young players waiting to be tested

Firdose Moonda in Galle

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2014

Promising South Africa begin post-Smith era

Jul 14, 2014: The ODIs have shown that this South Africa side is less afraid to make mistakes. But Graeme Smith's absence is one of the many challenges they face against Sri Lanka as they seek to reclaim their No. 1 Test ranking

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