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Shaun Pollock on the decline

Aug 11, 2006: Shaun Pollock and Chaminda Vaas have both lost considerable pace over the last couple of years, but while Vaas continues to be a force as a bowler, Pollock's numbers have declined alarmingly

S Rajesh

Sri Lanka's mental revolution

Aug 9, 2006: Sri Lanka's recent past reflects a paradigm shift for the better

Charlie Austin

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo

'I've lost a few hairs on my head and a couple of nails'

Aug 8, 2006: Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene heaved a sigh of relief after his team had beaten South Africa by one wicket in a nail-biting finish to win the second Test

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day

Unforgettable last-wicket thriller

Aug 8, 2006: The only predictable thing about the nerve-racking final day was its unpredictability. The Test match had ebbed and flowed throughout, refusing to reveal its winner until Lasith Malinga,the last man in, stroked an on-drive and scampered a single victory

Verdict by Charlie Austin

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day

Mahela magic seals dramatic one-wicket win

Aug 8, 2006: An outstanding Test got the nail-biting finish it deserved, as a match which neither side deserved to lose finally went Sri Lanka's way by the narrowest of margins - one wicket

The Bulletin by S Rajesh

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day

'Mentally tough' Murali thrilled with record

Aug 7, 2006: Muttiah Muralitharan picked out his mental strength as a big factor in his record-breaking spree

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Maintains he has 'no end of respect' for Muslim faith

Dean Jones sacked after 'terrorist' remark

Aug 7, 2006: Dean Jones, the former Australia Test batsman turned TV commentator, has been sacked by his employers, Ten Sports, after calling Hashim Amla a 'terrorist' on live television during the fourth day's play between Sri Lanka and South Africa at Colombo

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day

A humdinger awaits

Aug 7, 2006: A fascinating Test match is now set up for a nail-biting finale

Verdict by Charlie Austin

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day

Mahela keeps Sri Lanka in the hunt

Aug 7, 2006: Mahela Jayawardene played an innings of immense class, skill and fortitude as Sri Lanka made huge strides towards chasing down an imposing fourth-innings target and sewing up the series 2-0

The Bulletin by S Rajesh

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day

'We are in for an interesting two days' - Gibbs

Aug 6, 2006: Herschelle Gibbs and Mahela Jayawardene speak to the media at the end of the third day

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Another riveting day

Aug 6, 2006: South Africa may not yet be home and dry, but after a classic day of Test cricket - tightly-fought, full of tension, with a dollop of controversy for good measure

Verdict by Charlie Austin

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Gibbs and Murali ensure even contest

Aug 6, 2006: Another enthralling day of Test cricket ended with the match still hanging in the balance, as South Africa closed the third day on 257 for 7, an overall lead of 297

The Bulletin by S Rajesh

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

'We stuck to the game plan': Steyn

Aug 6, 2006: A superb fast-bowling performance by Dale Steyn has given South Africa an important first-innings lead of 40 in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

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

Finally, a contest

Aug 5, 2006: Sri Lanka's record-breaking heroics at the Sinhalese Sports Club seemed a galaxy away at the P Saravanamuttu Stadium on Saturday.

Verdict by Charlie Austin

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

Vaas and Kapugedera lift Sri Lanka to 321

Aug 5, 2006: A superb rearguard display by the Sri Lankan lower order lifted them to within 40 runs of South Africa's total as the second Test was tantalisingly poised after two days of absorbing action

The Bulletin by S Rajesh

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

New ball will be important - Prince

Aug 4, 2006: Ashwell Prince, the South African captain, reckons that they have a competitive score to put Sri Lanka under pressure after being dismissed for 361 at the end of the first day of the first cricket Test in Colombo

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

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

SA cope with the Murali juggernaut

Aug 4, 2006: Another match, another five-wicket haul. Muttiah Muralitharan's prolific form with the ball continued at the P Saravanamuttu Stadium, his home turf.

Verdict by Charlie Austin
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