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Coach stunned by 'gutless' performance in Test

Simons considers resigning as South Africa's coach

Aug 22, 2004: Eric Simons, South Africa's coach, is seriously considering giving up his job

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Colombo

Zoysa inspires 37-run win

Aug 22, 2004: Nuwan Zoysa celebrated the last day of his bachelorhood - he gets married tomorrow before the team's departure to Dambulla - with a stump-flying career-best five-wicket burst that decimated South Africa at the Premadasa Stadium

Bulletin by Charlie Austin in Colombo

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st ODI, Colombo

Smith - 'The guys gave it everything'

Aug 21, 2004: Marvan Atapattu and Graeme Smith had plenty to say after the emotional, nerve-wracking first one-dayer which Sri Lanka won with just balls to spare

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st ODI, Colombo

Smith - 'The guys gave it everything'

Aug 21, 2004: Marvan Atapattu and Graeme Smith had plenty to say after the emotional, nerve-wracking first one-dayer which Sri Lanka won with just balls to spare

Wisden Cricinfo staff

The Friday Column

Murali-less Sri Lanka, and dominant partnerships

Aug 20, 2004: Perhaps numbers never do reveal the full story, but they tell a large part of it

S Rajesh

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st ODI, Colombo

Sri Lanka prove there is life after Murali

Aug 19, 2004: Sri Lanka's weary cricketers slip back into their blue-and-yellow pyjamas on Friday for the start of a five-match series against a wounded South Africa team

Charlie Austin

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2004

Lokuarachchi earns recall

Aug 19, 2004: Kaushal Lokuarachchi, the allrounder who bowls legspin, and Rangana Herath, the left-arm spinner, have been called up as replacements for Muttiah Muralitharan for Sri Lanka's forthcoming five-match one-day series against South Africa.

Wisden Cricinfo staff

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2004

Nel to return home

Aug 19, 2004: André Nel's tour of Sri Lanka is over after he failed to recover from a back strain that had kept him out of action in the two-Test series

Wisden Cricinfo staff

SL Board President's XI v South Africans, Moratuwa

Rain ruins practice match for South Africans

Aug 18, 2004: South Africa's only chance to get in some practice before the one-day series against Sri Lanka was ruined when their tour match against the Board President's XI at Moratuwa was abandoned due to rain without a ball being bowled

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Recovering in a Melbourne hospital

Murali surgery successful

Aug 16, 2004: Muttiah Muralitharan's shoulder operation has gone well and he should be fit in time to play in Sri Lanka's Test series against New Zealand in December

Wisden Cricinfo staff

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

We let ourselves down, says Smith

Aug 15, 2004: After his side's collapse in Colombo, South Africa's captain Graeme Smith didn't mince words after defeat in the match and the series, but Marvan Atapattu was predictably rather more upbeat

Charlie Austin

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

Vaas stars in Sri Lankan triumph

Aug 15, 2004: Chaminda Vaas rocked South Africa with some exceptional swing and seam bowling, taking 6 for 29 as Sri Lanka romped to a 313-run win to take the two-Test series 1-0 - their first series victory against South Africa

The Bulletin by Charlie Austin

Could be ruled out of cricket for four months

Murali to have surgery

Aug 14, 2004: Muttiah Muralitharan will undergo surgery on his injured right shoulder in Melbourne on Monday, and may be out of cricket for four months

Wisden Cricinfo staff

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

Rain returns after Sri Lanka strike

Aug 14, 2004: Excellent work by the ground staff at the SSC Stadium meant that play was likely to start at 4pm local time (1000 GMT)

The Bulletin by Charlie Austin

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

Smith - 'The pressure is on us now'

Aug 13, 2004: On South Africa's day We didn't have a good day today

Charlie Austin

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

Sri Lanka build a mammoth lead

Aug 13, 2004: This was Sri Lanka's day by a mile

The Bulletin by Charlie Austin

The Friday Column

The double-hundred experts, and first-over kings

Aug 13, 2004: Perhaps numbers never do reveal the full story, but they tell a large part of it

S Rajesh

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

Simons - 'Sangakkara's contribution was massive'

Aug 12, 2004: After an excellent innings from Kumar Sangakkara handed the initiative to Sri Lanka on the second day, Eric Simons, South Africa's coach, and John Dyson, his Sri Lankan counterpart, spoke to the press

Charlie Austin

August 11 - 15, 2004

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo

Aug 12, 2004: Day 5 Bulletin - Vaas stars in Sri Lankan triumph Quotes - We let ourselves down, laments Smith

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

Sangakkara's superb 232 puts Sri Lanka on top

Aug 12, 2004: Kumar Sangakkara's marathon double-hundred, the third of his career and thefourth-highest score ever against South Africa, handed Sri Lanka control ofthe second Test in Colombo

The Bulletin by Charlie Austin
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Tour Results
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC) - Aug 31, 2004
Sri Lanka won by 49 runs
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Dambulla - Aug 28, 2004
Sri Lanka won by 7 wickets (with 23 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Dambulla - Aug 25, 2004
Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 22, 2004
Sri Lanka won by 37 runs
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 20, 2004
Sri Lanka won by 3 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
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