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Sri Lanka's greatest Test victories

Jun 24, 2014: Following their historic win at Headingley, ESPNcricinfo picks some of Sri Lanka's top Test victories

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2nd Test

Sri Lanka in South Africa, 2011-12

Dec 1, 2012: Wisden's review of the second Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka, Durban, 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's batting has the yips

Dec 30, 2011: They're being badly impeded by the perplexing inability of their strong line-up to fire together

Rob Houwing

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2011-12

'We choked them really nicely' - Jayasuriya

Dec 30, 2011: Sanath Jayasuriya believes Sri Lanka's historic win over South Africa in Durban could rival their triumph over England at the Oval 13 years ago as the country's most significant victory outside the subcontinent.

Firdose Moonda

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

Time for South Africa to introspect, again

Dec 29, 2011: South Africa's mental toughness has been questioned often, and defeats like the one at Kingsmead will continue that trend

Firdose Moonda at Kingsmead

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

A win to savour for Sri Lanka

Dec 29, 2011: Sri Lanka were totally written off after their innings defeat in the first Test. Their response in Durban has got the team celebrating with joy

Firdose Moonda at Kingsmead

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Cape Town

Rudolph, Prince put on notice for decider

Dec 29, 2011: Jacques Rudolph and Ashwell Prince, the two most under-pressure South Africa batsmen, have been put on notice after Alviro Petersen was retained in the squad for the deciding Test

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South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Durban, 2011

Sri Lanka's maiden win in South Africa, and the Durban jinx

Dec 29, 2011: With a disciplined performance, Sri Lanka pulled off a remarkable win in Durban and compounded South Africa's recent miseries at the venue

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

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

Kallis bags pair as South Africa blow out

Dec 29, 2011: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the fourth day of the second Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Durban

Firdose Moonda at Kingsmead

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

Herath spins Sri Lanka to famous win

Dec 29, 2011: As predicted the Durban Test was a one-sided affair, except that it was the no-hopers from Sri Lanka who were doing the dominating

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

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

Sri Lanka find their self-belief

Dec 28, 2011: Not many gave Sri Lanka a chance at the start of the tour but Sri Lanka have responded with a new-found sense of self belief

Firdose Moonda at Kingsmead

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

Serene Sangakkara leads Sri Lankan dominance

Dec 28, 2011: Sri Lanka's dominance on the third day was not brutal but calm and smooth. No one exemplified this more than Kumar Sangakkara

Firdose Moonda at Kingsmead

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

Chance for South Africa to do something special - Kirsten

Dec 28, 2011: South Africa will enter the last two days of the Boxing Day Test under tremendous pressure, and Gary Kirsten said it was an opportunity for someone to be a put in a special performance

Firdose Moonda at Kingsmead

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

Morkel's misfortune, and an exchange lost in translation

Dec 28, 2011: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the third day of the second Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Durban

Firdose Moonda

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

Sangakkara ton keeps Sri Lanka in charge

Dec 28, 2011: Kumar Sangakkara made his first important contribution of the series to steer Sri Lanka's lead towards match-winning proportions

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

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

The Durban jinx continues to baffle

Dec 27, 2011: Why do South Africa keep stumbling to low scores at Kingsmead? It is a question that makes even the usually sage-like Hashim Amla nervous

Firdose Moonda at Kingsmead

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

An innings worthy of an explosive celebration

Dec 27, 2011: Thilan Samaraweera says his only previous century outside the subcontinent earned him three years of Test cricket. Perhaps his knock in Durban will secure a few more

Firdose Moonda at Kingsmead

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

Spice the tonic for Sri Lanka

Dec 27, 2011: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the second day of the second Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka in Durban

Firdose Moonda
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