South Africa bowled out Sri Lanka for 133 in a show of pumped-up skill, hostility and aggression to seal their first win in a knockout match in a World Cup
"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
Kumar Sangakkara was unhappy with Sri Lanka's capitulation to South Africa's spinners in the quarter-final at the SCG
Just how did Sri Lanka manage to lose? They ticked nearly every box required for victory, and put up all the right numbers
South Africa captain AB de Villiers has said his side had prepared for a show of strength against Sri Lanka in their quarter-final in Sydney, which they won comprehensively by nine wickets
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
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
Plays of the day from the first quarter-final between South Africa and Sri Lanka at the SCG
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
Cricket does not seem ready to give up Mahela Jayawardene - but the game rarely does perfect endings
An impressive four wicket bowling-display from Imran Tahir helped South Africa thrash Sri Lanka by nine wickets to register their maiden World Cup knock-out win on Wednesday.Sri Lanka's captain Angelo
It was relief, rather than raucous, rampant celebration for South Africa because relief has to be the leveller for a side who have made history but still have more history to make
In a late move Sri Lanka have sought to replace injured left-arm spinner Rangana Herath with 22-year old offspinner Tharindu Kaushal, ahead of the quarter-final against South Africa on Wednesday
The years of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene making millions happy together were more fulfilling than a final piece of silverware could ever have been
Stats highlights from South Africa's historic victory at the SCG
The tour of Sri Lanka in 2013 was a chance to see how much South Africa needed to do in their World Cup preparations, but it's the learnings of the 2014 visit that will be more important ahead of the quarter-final
Faced with the history of having never won a knockout game in the World Cup, South Africa captain AB de Villiers said he wanted his side to play good cricket and come out on top against Sri Lanka in Sydney
ESPNcricinfo presents the key match-ups ahead of the quarter-final match between South Africa and Sri Lanka in Sydney
A stats preview to the first quarter-final of the World Cup, between South Africa and Sri Lanka
#BendTheRules Moments from the first Quarter-final between South Africa and Sri Lanka
Wickets taken by Imran Tahir this World Cup, the highest for a spinner.
Number of times Imran Tahir has dismissed Mahela Jayawardene, more than he has dismissed any other batsman.
Number of ODIs played in Sydney; this is the 150th. The only venue to host more games is Sharjah (218 ODIs)
Players who have made their ODI debut in a WC knockout match - W Larkins (1979 Semi-Final). T Kaushal is the second.