South Africa tour of Sri Lanka 2006

A tale of two SSC Tests

In 1993 and 2006, South Africa's bowlers had vastly different results in Colombo. Brett Schultz and Makhaya Ntini look back

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2014

South Africa's humbling lesson from 2006

South Africa last played a Test series in Sri Lanka in 2006. What Hashim Amla should remember from then is that they remained in good spirits despite the heavy losses on the field and the civil war raging around them

Second Test

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2006

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2006

Statistics

South Africa in Sri Lanka Test Series, 2006

Unitech Cup, 2006 (India, South Africa, Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka ODIs)

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, Jul-Aug 2006

Test matches

One-Day Internationals

An elephant delivers the Test trophy
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Dale Steyn appeals in vain
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Mahela Jayawardene calls the rest to join the celebrations
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Mahela Jayawardene thwarted the spinners with ease
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Sanath Jayasuriya punches a ball away to the off side on the way to 73 against South Africa
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Sanath Jayasuriya lofts over the off side on the way to getting Sri Lanka to a good start
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Tour Results
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 29, 2006
Match cancelled without a ball bowled
India v South Africa at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 26, 2006
Match cancelled without a ball bowled
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC) - Aug 21, 2006
Match cancelled without a ball bowled
India v South Africa at Colombo (SSC) - Aug 19, 2006
Match cancelled without a ball bowled
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 14-15, 2006
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
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