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

'Objective is to win at all costs' - Sangakkara

Jul 27, 2014: Sri Lanka have not lost a Test series at home to South Africa since 1993. If they are to protect that record, the final day of the tour has to be about all-out attack, says Kumar Sangakkara

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 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

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, SSC

Dickwella fined for claiming unfair catch

Jul 27, 2014: Sri Lanka's debutant wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella has been fined 10% of the match fee and received an official reprimand, for claiming an unfair catch on day three of the second Test against South Africa

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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, SSC, 3rd day

Herath takes South Africa on rough ride

Jul 26, 2014: On a pitch that had not yet begun to take huge turn off the straight, a spinner who seemed to have lost some of his bite of late shaped his entire day's work around one small patch of loose soil

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

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

Rare tons by SA captains, and Duminy's slow starts

Jul 26, 2014: Stats highlights from the third day of the second Test at the SSC, which saw the first hundred by a South Africa captain in Sri Lanka

Shiva Jayaraman and Bishen Jeswant

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

Sri Lanka take big lead despite Amla ton

Jul 26, 2014: Hashim Amla made his 22nd Test century to help South Africa avoid the follow-on, but he couldn't prevent Sri Lanka from taking a 139-run lead

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Ireland v Sri Lanka A, One-day match, Stormont

Priyanjan hundred sets up big Sri Lanka A win

Jul 25, 2014: Led by a hundred from captain Ashan Priyanjan, Sri Lanka A's top order produced a powerful display at Stormont which was more than enough to overpower Ireland.

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

SA's slow approach could benefit us - Jayawardene

Jul 25, 2014: As South Africa crawled at a run rate of 1.88 in the 52 overs they faced on day two, Mahela Jayawardene issued a warning to the opposition: negativity would only play into Sri Lanka's hands

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

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

Unfazed Dickwella makes solid first impression

Jul 25, 2014: Called up to the Test side out of nowhere, Niroshan Dickwella showed there was substance to the hype that followed his schoolboy career. His challenge now is to sustain that level of performance

Andrew Fidel Fernando 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, 2nd day

South Africa stymied by spinners

Jul 25, 2014: South Africa made 98 for 3 in 52 overs after debutant Niroshan Dickwella's enterprising half-century had taken Sri Lanka to 421

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

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

SSC's Superman does it again

Jul 24, 2014: With two gone early and a brittle middle order to come, Jayawardene played the kind of innings that grabs you by the collar, flings you on a train and sends you packing on an adventure

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

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

Jayawardene joins Gavaskar and Lara, owns the SSC

Jul 24, 2014: Stats highlights from the first day of the SL v SA Test at the SSC, where Mahela Jayawardene scored yet another hundred

Shiva Jayaraman

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

Yet another SSC hundred for Jayawardene

Jul 24, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene cashed in again at his favourite venue to take Sri Lanka to 305 for 5

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Ireland v Sri Lanka A, 1st unofficial ODI, Belfast

Sri Lanka A win despite Poynter ton

Jul 23, 2014: Stuart Poynter scored a fighting century to rejuvenate a sinking Ireland chase but his innings couldn't quite take his team over the finish line, as Sri Lanka A wrapped up a 28-run win in the first unofficial ODI in Belfast

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Sri Lanka news

Jayawardene to sign off at the SSC

Jul 23, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene's swan song will be at his home ground, after SLC's Executive Committee decided to move the second Test against Pakistan from the P Sara Oval to the SSC ground

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Sri Lanka news

SL coach's tenure extended till August

Jul 23, 2014: Marvan Atapattu's tenure as acting head coach has been extended until the end of the Pakistan tour in August, while SLC call for applications for the position in the interim

Andrew Fidel Fernando

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
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