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Lahiru Thirimanne scored 69 off 63 balls to help set up a thrilling win for Sri Lanka against South Africa at the Wanderers
Lahiru Thirimanne scored 69 off 63 balls to help set up a thrilling win for Sri Lanka against South Africa at the Wanderers © AFP
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'I thought my career had ended'

When he was not picked in the original squad to South Africa, Thilan Samaraweera assumed his playing days were over

    Where do Sri Lanka go from here?

Time Out: Harsha Bhogle and Russel Arnold reflect on Durban. Tom Moody reviews an otherwise difficult year for SL

    Happy the win overshadowed my milestone

Mahela Jayawardene: When we arrived, our goal was to win a Test in South Africa. Now, we want to win the series

    We need to play our brand of cricket

Mahela Jayawardene: Doing well in South Africa will be about playing the natural game Sri Lanka are known for

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Sri Lanka in South Africa Test Series, 2011/12

Sri Lanka in South Africa ODI Series, 2011/12

Sri Lanka tour of South Africa, Dec 2011 - Jan 2012

Test matches

One-Day Internationals

South Africa celebrate with the series' trophy
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Sachithra Senanayake hit the six that won Sri Lanka the match
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Lahiru Thirimanne scored 69 off 63 balls
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Graeme Smith directs his celebration towards his team-mates
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Kumar Sangakkara rues his dismissal shortly after getting to his century
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Kumar Sangakkara works it to the on side
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Squads

Graeme Smith (c) AB de Villiers (vc)
Hashim Amla Mark Boucher (wk)
Marchant de Lange Imran Tahir
Jacques Kallis Morne Morkel
Alviro Petersen Vernon Philander
Ashwell Prince Jacques Rudolph
Dale Steyn

About

South Africa and Sri Lanka have found each other close to unbeatable in away Tests. South Africa have managed the feat twice - in the first series between the two sides in 1993, and again in 2000 when they won a thriller in Kandy by seven runs. Otherwise, it has been a case of Sri Lankan batsmen running amok while batting at home - the 624-run stand between Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara coming on one such occasion - and running for cover while taking guard on South Africa's fast pitches. Both teams will have points to prove when they face each other this year, for the first time since 2002 in South Africa.

Tour Results
South Africa v Sri Lanka at Johannesburg - Jan 22, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 2 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
South Africa v Sri Lanka at Kimberley - Jan 20, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
South Africa v Sri Lanka at Bloemfontein - Jan 17, 2012
South Africa won by 4 runs (D/L method)
South Africa v Sri Lanka at East London - Jan 14, 2012
South Africa won by 5 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
South Africa v Sri Lanka at Paarl - Jan 11, 2012
South Africa won by 258 runs
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