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Angelo Mathews struck a half-century but his efforts could not prevent Sri Lanka from sliding to an 82-run loss and conceding the series to South Africa
Angelo Mathews struck a half-century but his efforts could not prevent Sri Lanka from sliding to an 82-run loss and conceding the series to South Africa © AFP
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    Four Sri Lankan masters

Ramachandra Guha: From Mendis to Sangakkara, a look at a few iconic batsmen who shaped Sri Lanka's cricket

'Sangakkara has been consistent across the world'

Modern Masters: Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar discuss Kumar Sangakkara's appetite for runs

    SL's seam attack, and Watling's rise

Numbers Game: Sri Lanka's seamers thrive at Headingley, while New Zealand's wicketkeeper keeps scoring runs

    Abbey Road photographs, and Yorkshire hospitality

Diary: Our correspondent takes in tea at Lord's, fish and chips at Headingley, and a heady Sri Lankan series win

'Sangakkara is both hard-working and a perfectionist'

Modern Masters: Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar discuss Kumar Sangakkara's hunger for runs

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Blogs

Sri Lanka's triumph of attitude

Janaka Malwatta: They won in England by playing tough, bloody-minded cricket, refusing to take a backward step, on or off the pitch

Testing times for Sri Lanka

Janaka Malwatta: Given Sri Lanka's long struggle to attain Test status, the demotion of the five-day format to an inconvenient sideshow is particularly galling

An alternative definition of the spirit of cricket

Ahmer Naqvi: It's the game's ability to provide struggling societies with a sense of national identity and belief

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Angelo Mathews, the victorious Sri Lanka captain, responds to Michael Vaughan's claim that the side had "a glorified county attack".

Ashan Priyanjan sets up for a cut
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Angelo Mathews had to arrest a middle-order wobble
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Kumar Sangakkara made a rapid 36
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Tillakaratne Dilshan has a crack at the pull
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Kusal Perera pulls
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Jacques Kallis went leg-before to Rangana Herath for 4
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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Galle
Jul 16-20, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
Unicorns v Sri Lanka A at Gosforth
Jul 18, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Durham v Sri Lanka A at Chester-le-Street
Jul 20, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Ireland v Sri Lanka A at Belfast
Jul 23, 2014 (10:45 local | 09:45 GMT | 05:45 EDT | 04:45 CDT | 02:45 PDT)
2nd Test: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC)
Jul 24-28, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
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