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A tale of two SSC Tests

Jul 9, 2014: In 1993 and 2006, South Africa's bowlers had vastly different results in Colombo. Brett Schultz and Makhaya Ntini look back

Firdose Moonda

It takes two to tango

Nov 29, 2013: Two greats look back on 20 years of friendship that has included World Cup heartbreak, a world-record stand, and missing a wedding

Interview by Jo Harman

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Charlie Austin

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2006

I will bowl two lengths - short and full: Steyn

Aug 3, 2006: Dale Steyn has said that Shaun Pollock's inclusion will allow him to play the role of a `shock' bowler in the second Test against Sri Lanka beginning on Friday in Colombo

ESPNcricinfo staff

Top Performer - Mahela Jayawardene

Hungry for runs

Aug 2, 2006: This week's Top Performer is Mahela Jayawardene

Anand Vasu

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Colombo, 5th day

'Credit should go to the bowlers' - Jayawardene

Jul 31, 2006: Mahela Jayawardene, Ashwell Prince and Mickey Arthur speak to the media at the end of the first Test in Colombo

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Colombo, 5th day

Destroying with patience

Jul 31, 2006: Charlie Austin hails Muttiah Muralitharan, who rolled up his sleeves at the SSC for some good, old fashioned, blue collar labour

The Verdict by Charlie Austin

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Colombo, 5th day

Murali wraps it up for Sri Lanka

Jul 31, 2006: In the end there was an air of inevitability about the result, but Sri Lanka were made to work for their win.

The Bulletin by Anand Vasu

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Colombo, 4th day

'We have a good chance of saving the game' - Rudolph

Jul 30, 2006: Andrew Hall, Jacques Rudolph and Tom Moody speak to the media at the end of the fourth day

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Colombo, 4th day

Grim fight for survival

Jul 30, 2006: Sri Lanka will be desperate for early success in the morning because, as Pakistan showed in April when they batted out the final day here, South Africa's self-belief will grow quickly if they reach lunch without major damage

The Verdict by Charlie Austin

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Colombo, 4th day

Prince leads South Africa's fightback

Jul 30, 2006: Sri Lanka's bowlers looked to Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene for inspiration and played the waiting game, patiently going about the job at hand, and picked up four of the ten wickets they needed to secure victory in the first Test

The Bulletin by Anand Vasu

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Colombo, 3rd day

'I am happy with what I have achieved' - Jayawardene

Jul 29, 2006: Mahela Jayawardene speaks to the media about his landmark achievement while Tom Moody and Nicky Boje add their own observations

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Perfection personified

Jul 29, 2006: Jayawardene produced a flawless exhibition in batsmanship that possessed an almost unreal quality.

The Verdict by Charlie Austin

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Records tumble as Sri Lanka sit pretty

Jul 29, 2006: Sri Lanka hammered home the advantage and pushed South Africa into a corner as the third day of the first Test ended.

The Bulletin by Anand Vasu

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Colombo

Jayawardene determined to grind South Africa down

Jul 28, 2006: The Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara complimented each other on their superb performances after establishing a record third-wicket partnership of 471 in the first Test against South Africa at Colombo

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

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

No respite for the South Africans

Jul 28, 2006: Television, cricket's big boss, slumped to newfound depths of cruelty at the close of the second day, forcing Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene into an immediate interview after a never-ending eight-hour partnership in stifling temperatures

The Verdict by Charlie Austin

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Colombo, 3rd day

A Sri Lankan run-glut, and misery for South Africa

Jul 28, 2006: Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara broke a slew of records over the course of their monumental 624-run partnership against South Africa in Colombo

S Rajesh

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

Jayawardene and Sangakkara crush South Africa

Jul 28, 2006: Twin double-centuries from Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene left Sri Lanka in control of the first Test against South Africa as they ended the second day on 485 for 2, thanks to a massive unbeaten 471-run partnership for the third wicket

The Bulletin by Anand Vasu

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Colombo, 1st day

Moody hails Murali and Fernando

Jul 27, 2006: An expectedly upbeat Tom Moody, the Sri Lankan coach, hailed his bowlers for cleaning up South Africa for a paltry 169, adding that the pitch was likely to get slower as the match went on

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Colombo, 1st day

A methodical manner of attack

Jul 27, 2006: Ashwell Prince's first day at the helm could not have been worse: he failed with the bat, South Africa were bundled out for a record low and then his bowlers, after being teased by the success of a double-strike with the new ball, where flayed to all corn

The Verdict by Charlie Austin
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