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Sri Lanka in South Africa, 2011-12

Dec 1, 2012: Wisden's review of the first Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka, Centurion, 2011-12

Firdose Moonda

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2011-12

Samaraweera proves his point

Jan 8, 2012: Marks out of ten for Sri Lanka following their 1-2 Test series loss away in South Africa

Firdose Moonda

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2011-12

Philander tops in dream debut season

Jan 8, 2012: Marks out of ten for South Africa following their 2-1 Test series win at home against Sri Lanka

Firdose Moonda

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

South Africa starting to gel dangerously

Dec 17, 2011: South Africa are bringing together all areas of their game and producing a dangerous combination

Firdose Moonda at SuperSport Park

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

Manner of defeat more concerning for Sri Lanka

Dec 17, 2011: Sri Lanka's struggles on the field are compounded by their issues behind the scenes

Firdose Moonda at SuperSport Park

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

Kulasekara, Prasad added to SL squad

Dec 17, 2011: Sri Lanka have called up fast bowlers Nuwan Kulasekara and Dhammika Prasad to their Test squad for the remaining two matches against South Africa.

Firdose Moonda at SuperSport Park

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

Run out for 9999

Dec 17, 2011: ESPNCricinfo presents Plays of the Day from the third day of the first Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka in Centurion

Firdose Moonda at SuperSport Park

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

Brittle Sri Lanka blown away by an innings

Dec 17, 2011: South Africa overwhelmed a brittle Sri Lanka by an innings and 81 runs at Centurion with victory sealed before tea on the third day

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

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

I still back the fielder - de Villiers

Dec 16, 2011: AB de Villiers fell one short of his 13th Test century but still believes South Africa already have enough runs to put the match beyond Sri Lanka

Firdose Moonda at SuperSport Park

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

Mathews taken for scan with groin injury

Dec 16, 2011: Sri Lankan vice-captain Angelo Matthews has suffered a groin injury and will have a scan to determine the severity

Firdose Moonda at SuperSport Park

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

Lack of runs hinders Sri Lanka fight

Dec 16, 2011: Sri Lanka kept up a competitive spirit for large parts of day two but their lack of first-innings runs saw their comeback wilt away

Firdose Moonda at SuperSport Park

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

The indomitable Kallis

Dec 16, 2011: ESPNCricinfo presents Plays of the Day from the second day at Centurion

Firdose Moonda at Centurion

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

South Africa build commanding advantage

Dec 16, 2011: It wasn't all one-way traffic on the second day in Centurion but South Africa ended in a very commanding position, having built a lead of 209 with AB de Villiers' 99 the cornerstone of their innings

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

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

Sri Lanka pin hopes on Fernando

Dec 15, 2011: Dilhara Fernando finished a controlled spell late on the first day at Centurion, showing promising signs

Firdose Moonda at SuperSport Park

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

Philander leads the pack

Dec 15, 2011: There is secret to bowling on a pitch that glistens with green and Vernon Philander knows what it is

Firdose Moonda

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

Morkel's struggles come from within

Dec 15, 2011: Morne Morkel has struggled since having the new ball taken away from him

Firdose Moonda at SuperSport Park

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

Irresponsible Dilshan lets the side down

Dec 15, 2011: ESPNCricinfo presents plays of the day from day one at Centurion

Firdose Moonda at Centurion

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

Philander sets up dominant South Africa

Dec 15, 2011: The opening day at Centurion went largely according to expectations as Sri Lanka struggled to handle the home side's bowling attack on a helpful pitch

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Centurion

Dilshan not cowed by South Africa challenge

Dec 14, 2011: Tillakaratne Dilshan says South Africa may be favourites, but his Sri Lanka side have self-belief that they can beat any side in any conditions

Firdose Moonda in Centurion

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Centurion

Smith faces new left-arm nemesis

Dec 14, 2011: ESPNcricinfo picks out the key battlegrounds for the Test series between South Africa and Sri Lanka

Firdose Moonda at Centurion
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