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1st Quarter-Final, Sydney

South Africa v Sri Lanka

Wisden's review of the first Quarter-Final, South Africa v Sri Lanka

This match ended South Africa's 23-year wait for a World Cup knockout win

South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st Q-F, Sydney

SA minister pleased with end to knockout jinx

"Bunch of semi-finalists heading for a World Cup win." is how South Africa's sports minister Fikile Mbalula labelled the team after their historic, first-ever knockout win at a World Cup

Praveen Indraratna

Mahela Jayawardene acknowledges the crowd

South Africa v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, 1st Q-F, Sydney

A disappointing result, and a solemn farewell

The quarter-final match between Sri Lanka and South Africa promised plenty of electric contests but turned out to be tepid. It was the last chance, however, to see two Sri Lankan greats in action for the last time in ODIs

A pensive AB de Villiers before play began

SA v SL, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney

De Villiers wears the face of a winner

AB de Villiers and Angelo Mathews. One captaining a must-win game of cricket, the other captaining a past awash with disappointments. For AB de Villiers, the disappointment was banished

ESPNcricinfo staff

Mahela Jayawardene acknowledges the crowd

SA v SL, World Cup 2015, 1st quarter-final, Sydney

'Challenge has been to evolve' - Jayawardene

Mahela Jayawardene said that he had no regrets about hanging up his blue Sri Lanka shirt for the final time after their World Cup quarter-final defeat to South Africa