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

'Objective is to win at all costs' - Sangakkara

Jul 27, 2014: Sri Lanka have not lost a Test series at home to South Africa since 1993. If they are to protect that record, the final day of the tour has to be about all-out attack, says Kumar Sangakkara

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

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

SA sweat on underperforming Petersen, Tahir

Jul 27, 2014: The SSC Test has emphasised why South Africa may have to spring clean and find opening batsmen with more mettle and spinners with more control

Firdose Moonda at the SSC

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

South Africa keeping their options open

Jul 27, 2014: The draw seems to be the most South Africa can take out of the SSC Test considering their target and the conditions but AB de Villiers says they could still push for a win

Firdose Moonda at the SSC

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

South Africa set for final-day spin inquisition

Jul 27, 2014: Sri Lanka rattled along at well over four an over to set a target of 369 and give themselves well over three sessions to bowl out South Africa

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals

All-round Assupol march to title win

Jul 27, 2014: Vincent Moore and Corbin Bosch shared seven wickets between them to help Assupol TUKS claim the Red Bull Campus Cricket World finals title with a 40-run win over Jamaica Inter-Collegiate Sports Association on Saturday

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

Herath takes South Africa on rough ride

Jul 26, 2014: On a pitch that had not yet begun to take huge turn off the straight, a spinner who seemed to have lost some of his bite of late shaped his entire day's work around one small patch of loose soil

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

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

Domingo does not rule out SA win

Jul 26, 2014: South Africa coach Russel Domingo left open the possibility that South Africa could still emerge victorious in the second Test despite conceding a lead of 139

Firdose Moonda at the SSC

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

Amla takes time to save Test

Jul 26, 2014: Seemingly collecting his runs in fractions, South Africa's captain bent himself to the task of stalling Sri Lanka

Firdose Moonda at the SSC

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

Rare tons by SA captains, and Duminy's slow starts

Jul 26, 2014: Stats highlights from the third day of the second Test at the SSC, which saw the first hundred by a South Africa captain in Sri Lanka

Shiva Jayaraman and Bishen Jeswant

India A v South Africa A, Quadrangular A-team one-day series

India A sneak to a one-wicket win

Jul 26, 2014: India A maintained their position at the top of the table with a narrow one-wicket win against South Africa A in the Quadrangular A-Team one-day series in Darwin

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

Sri Lanka take big lead despite Amla ton

Jul 26, 2014: Hashim Amla made his 22nd Test century to help South Africa avoid the follow-on, but he couldn't prevent Sri Lanka from taking a 139-run lead

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

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

SA's slow approach could benefit us - Jayawardene

Jul 25, 2014: As South Africa crawled at a run rate of 1.88 in the 52 overs they faced on day two, Mahela Jayawardene issued a warning to the opposition: negativity would only play into Sri Lanka's hands

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

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

Spinners force South Africa to switch to attritional cricket

Jul 25, 2014: The discipline shown by Sri Lanka's spin trio squeezed South Africa to the point at which they shut shop. Their approach on day three will determine how the foundation ends up, on a pitch taking turn

Firdose Moonda at the SSC

South Africa news

'Time crept up on me' - Smith

Jul 25, 2014: Graeme Smith, the former South Africa captain, has said that Gary Kirsten's exit as coach and Jacques Kallis' retirement had played a hand in his decision to consider retirement

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

South Africa stymied by spinners

Jul 25, 2014: South Africa made 98 for 3 in 52 overs after debutant Niroshan Dickwella's enterprising half-century had taken Sri Lanka to 421

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

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

Different means to same inadequate end for Tahir and Philander

Jul 24, 2014: Vernon Philander was disciplined, Imran Tahir less so. But it made little difference to them and South Africa as they slogged it out on a SSC pitch that offered little other than runs

Firdose Moonda at the SSC

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

SSC's Superman does it again

Jul 24, 2014: With two gone early and a brittle middle order to come, Jayawardene played the kind of innings that grabs you by the collar, flings you on a train and sends you packing on an adventure

Andrew Fidel Fernando at the SSC

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

Jayawardene joins Gavaskar and Lara, owns the SSC

Jul 24, 2014: Stats highlights from the first day of the SL v SA Test at the SSC, where Mahela Jayawardene scored yet another hundred

Shiva Jayaraman

Australia A v South Africa A, Quadrangular A-team one-day series

White 68 guides Australia A to win

Jul 24, 2014: Ben Cutting and Kane Richardson stifled South Africa A and shared seven wickets to skittle the visiting team out for 160 in Darwin before Australia A's batsmen, led by a solid half-century by Cameron White, comfortably overhauled the target

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

Yet another SSC hundred for Jayawardene

Jul 24, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene cashed in again at his favourite venue to take Sri Lanka to 305 for 5

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran
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2nd Test: Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC) - Jul 24-28
Sri Lanka 421 & 229/8d South Africa 282 & 39/1
Australia A v Sth Africa A at Darwin
Jul 29, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
NPS v Sth Africa A at Darwin
Jul 31, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
1st Youth Test: England U19 v S Africa U19 at Cambridge
Aug 1-4, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
1st unofficial Test: Australia A v Sth Africa A at Townsville
Aug 7-10, 2014 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 19:30 EDT | 18:30 CDT | 16:30 PDT)
2nd Youth Test: England U19 v S Africa U19 at Northampton
Aug 7-10, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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