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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

Firdose Moonda at the SSC

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

Mathews rues Galle collapse

Jul 28, 2014: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews bemoaned his team's batting collapse in the first Test in Galle which allowed South Africa to settle for a draw at the SSC and claim the series

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

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

A captain's sacrifice for the SL family

Jul 27, 2014: Angelo Mathews' batting pedigree is never in question, but it's his selfless nature as captain, putting his team above all else, that makes him a fine leader

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

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

South Africa set for final-day spin inquisition

Jul 27, 2014: Sri Lanka rattled along at well over four an over to set a target of 369 and give themselves well over three sessions to bowl out South Africa

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo

Sri Lanka arrive at flat SSC with roles reversed

Jul 23, 2014: As Sri Lanka arrive in Colombo needing to win to level the series, Angelo Mathews knows the SSC could become a site of disappointment

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

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

Only ourselves to blame for defeat - Mathews

Jul 20, 2014: Despite a ball-tampering row that cast a shadow over the Galle Test, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews laid the blame for the team's heavy defeat at their own doorstep

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

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

Mathews the captain reveals attacking side

Jul 19, 2014: Mathews has shown signs that he is beginning to ditch the conservatism he has become associated with - judging by his field placings - and begun to follow the footsteps of his famous predecessors

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

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

Steyn five-for gives SA control

Jul 18, 2014: Dale Steyn ripped through Sri Lanka with his 23rd five-wicket haul to give South Africa control of the Galle Test

The Report by Abhishek Purohit

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle

Mathews tips seamers to sweeten Jayawardene's farewell

Jul 15, 2014: Angelo Mathews is buoyed by a confident pace attack and is hopeful of capping Mahela Jayawardene's Test career on a winning note

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle

Mathews' journey of self-discovery

Jul 15, 2014: Angelo Mathews' captaincy has been on an upward trend but will he go for the kill in his first assignment at home against South Africa, who are traditionally off-colour in Sri Lanka?

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Hambantota

Mathews bemoans 'awful cricket'

Jul 12, 2014: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has slammed his team for playing "awful cricket" during their 82-run defeat to South Africa in the third ODI

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Hambantota

Mathews backs SL to overcome pressure of decider

Jul 11, 2014: Ahead of the decider against South Africa, Angelo Mathews says Sri Lanka need "nothing out of the ordinary" to seal the series

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st ODI, Colombo

Floodlights restriction hurts Sri Lanka's chase

Jul 6, 2014: Sri Lanka Cricket's attempts to cut operational costs has affected the cricket in the first ODI, as Sri Lanka lost wickets chasing a Duckworth-Lewis equation, when light faded quickly in the late afternoon

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the R Premadasa Stadium

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st ODI, Colombo

SL ready for more verbal bouts if needled

Jul 5, 2014: Angelo Mathews did not think South Africa would go after Sri Lanka verbally, but warned that the hosts were capable of giving it back, like they had in England

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

Root provides Sri Lanka spark

Jun 24, 2014: As Sri Lanka sought a famous victory, Joe Root's words to Angelo Mathews were a pin prick that triggered an explosion

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

The tale of two balls, one winner and a piece of history

Jun 24, 2014: With two balls remaining at Lord's, Nuwan Pradeep was saved by an inside edge (and the DRS). A little over a week later, with two balls remaining at Leeds, James Anderson fended a bouncer to decide the series

Mark Nicholas

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

Mathews unlocks another dimension

Jun 23, 2014: Angelo Mathews' innings may have defined the Test match but it also has potential to define his career

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

Mathews record invites comparisons with The Don

Jun 23, 2014: One of the great Test innings by Angelo Mathews, typical of his outstanding record as captain, has put Sri Lanka on the brink of a famous win

Mark Nicholas at Headingley

Eng v SL, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

Captaincy no burden for Mathews

Jun 23, 2014: Angelo Mathews' flourishing batting during his stint as Sri Lanka Test captain features in the stats highlights from the fourth day at Headingley

Bishen Jeswant

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

Mathews, Prasad set up Sri Lanka for famous win

Jun 23, 2014: Sri Lanka have never won a Test series in England, but they are closing in on a magnificent achievement after their captain, Angelo Mathews, with a brilliant domineering hundred

The Report by David Hopps
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