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Sri Lanka in South Africa, 2011-12

Dec 1, 2012: Wisden's review of the third Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka, Cape Town, 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, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Endless possibilities but still concern for SA

Jan 6, 2012: South Africa have revitalised their bowling attack in one season and now have discovered further options to take them forward. But they are not the finished article just yet.

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

Durban win can't erase Sri Lanka's scars

Jan 6, 2012: The assurance fuelled by their historic win in Durban is merely the make-up covering Sri Lanka's more serious scars

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

'Best bowling performance of the summer' - Smith

Jan 6, 2012: Rather than talking up the batting effort, Graeme Smith, the South Africa captain, credited his bowlers with fashioning the comprehensive victory at Newlands

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

224, Three, Six - A numbers game for Kallis

Jan 6, 2012: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the fourth day of the third Test at Cape Town

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

South Africa v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 4th day

South Africa win first home series since 2008

Jan 6, 2012: South Africa won their first home series since 2008, a period in which they had been denied on five occasions, prevailing over Sri Lanka by 10 wickets, to take the rubber 2-1

The Report by Nitin Sundar

South Africa v Sri Lanka, third Test, Cape Town

Fun in the sun

Jan 6, 2012: It's blazing at Newlands, and the wickets are falling in a heap. Good times

Samantha Smith

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

Smith the mathematician calculates victory

Jan 5, 2012: Having taken up the South African captaincy at a young age, Graeme Smith is now showing how he is putting his experience into practice

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

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

Philander expects victory to come soon

Jan 5, 2012: South Africa need just two more wickets to be assured of a series win against Sri Lanka, according to Vernon Philander

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

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

Steyn the freak and Kallis the cat

Jan 5, 2012: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the third day of the third Test at Cape Town

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

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

Relentless South Africa close in on series win

Jan 5, 2012: South Africa produced an exhibition of blistering seam and swing in the first innings, followed by nagging persistence in the second, to nip out 12 of the 18 wickets they needed for victory at the start of the third day

The Report by Nitin Sundar

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

All change at Newlands as willow dominates

Jan 4, 2012: After a year in which the ball has dominated matches, with dramatic collapses deciding games, this Test will redress the balance with a battle of the batsman

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

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

Kallis savours 'special' landmark at home

Jan 4, 2012: To get a double-century once was proving a point. To get it twice was simply a cause for celebration for Jacques Kallis

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

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

We're talented and tough enough - Marsh

Jan 4, 2012: When the Sri Lankan team watched the sun set behind Table Mountain two evenings ago, the possibility of winning their first series in South Africa still existed. Nowt they are looking only for a draw.

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

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

Cuddles for Kallis in batsmen renaissance

Jan 4, 2012: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the second day of the third Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Cape Town

Firdose Moonda at Newlands

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

South Africa well placed after batsmen's day

Jan 4, 2012: Jacques Kallis systematically deflated Sri Lanka in the morning, and AB de Villiers went ballistic after lunch to set the tone for a nightmarish day, before Graeme Smith's attacking declaration gave the visitors respite

The Report by Nitin Sundar

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

A run deluge in Cape Town

Jan 3, 2012: Stats highlights from a bat-dominated second day in Cape Town

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

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

Bowlers punish Dilshan for wrong decision

Jan 3, 2012: The only thing worse than Tillakaratne Dilshan putting South Africa in on a flat pitch was the way his bowlers came out not even believing they could take a wicket

Firdose Moonda at Newlands
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