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South Africa in Sri Lanka 2013

'Sri Lanka is a hell of a tough place to tour' - Domingo

Aug 8, 2013: Sri Lanka was Russell Domingo's fact-finding mission and he seems to have discovered how much South Africa has to do to become contenders for the forthcoming ICC tournaments

Firdose Moonda

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Tsotsobe initally not part of SL tour

Aug 8, 2013: Russell Domingo admitted that Lonwabo Tsotsobe was not initially in his plans for the Sri Lanka tour, as he had concerns over his form, fitness and work ethic

Firdose Moonda

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 3rd T20, Hambantota

Dilshan keeps faith in young batsmen

Aug 7, 2013: Sri Lanka's misfiring middle order has been the cause of most concern in the 2-1 Twenty20 series loss to South Africa, but Tuesday's Man of the match Tillakaratne Dilshan has said the youngsters' failures do not necessarily bode ill for the team's future

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 3rd T20, Hambantota

Dilshan powers Sri Lanka to consolation win

Aug 6, 2013: Sri Lanka's batsmen found fluency for the first time in the Twenty20 series, as the hosts rode a furious start and a fast finish to a conciliatory six-wicket win in Hambantota

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 3rd Twenty20, Hambantota

Sri Lanka look to avoid 0-3 drubbing

Aug 5, 2013: Sri Lanka's players might have often heard that the sport they play is a great leveller, but they might not have thought the highs and lows could come in such quick succession

The Preview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd T20I, Hambantota

Bowlers, Miller set up series win

Aug 4, 2013: In vicious winds, South Africa's attack held their nerve to defend a challenging total and ensure the series was won with a game to play

The Report by Firdose Moonda

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd T20I, Hambantota

Sri Lanka's next generation need to stand up

Aug 3, 2013: Sri Lanka's youngsters were found out again in the last T20 and have long since been due while South Africa's batting needs more muscle as the action shifts to a more seamer-friendly Hambantota

The Preview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Twenty20, Colombo

'Feels nice for us to put pressure on them' - du Plessis

Aug 3, 2013: South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said the plans his attack had drawn up for Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Thisara Perera, whom they had identified as key batsmen, were vital to South Africa's 12-run victory in the first Twenty20

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Twenty20, Colombo

'Nothing in pitch warranted scores that low' - Chandimal

Aug 3, 2013: A succession of rash strokes and an inability to handle pressure brought Sri Lanka's downfall in the first Twenty20 in Colombo, captain Dinesh Chandimal has said

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st T20I, Colombo

Duminy helps South Africa pull off heist

Aug 2, 2013: JP Duminy led with an all-round performance to help South Africa pull off a 12-run win in the low-scoring opener of the three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka

The Report by Firdose Moonda

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Twenty20, Colombo

South Africa hope change of format brings change of form

Aug 1, 2013: South Africa have a task on hand, facing up to the No. 1 Twenty20 side and their much-vaunted short-format attack so soon after the ODI series thumping

The Preview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 5th ODI, Colombo

Thirimanne's calm approach bodes well for SL

Aug 1, 2013: Lahiru Thirimanne's innings in the fifth ODI was not very different from some of the other innings he has played before, but his calculated approach to run-making left an impression

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 5th ODI, Colombo

South Africa turn to introspection after thrashing

Aug 1, 2013: AB de Villiers had marked out the ODIs in Sri Lanka as the beginning of South Africa's approach to the 2015 World Cup, but South Africa's captain conceded, after the fifth ODI in Colombo, that the 4-1 thrashing may trigger changes in personnel

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 5th ODI, Colombo

Much work needed on several fronts for South Africa

Jul 31, 2013: The opening combination, the spinner's spot, the pace bowing in less helpful conditions, the wicketkeeping, the captaincy … there was little that went right for South Africa in Sri Lanka

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2013

Kulasekara back in Sri Lanka T20 squad

Jul 31, 2013: Nuwan Kulasekara has been named in the Sri Lanka squad for the Twenty20 series against South Africa after missing the ODI leg of the tour, while Jeevan Mendis has also earned a place

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 5th ODI, Colombo

Dominant Sri Lanka make it 4-1

Jul 31, 2013: South Africa suffered a fifth successive sub-standard batting performance in Sri Lanka to concede the final match in the series - a dead rubber - to opposition who have shown their superiority

The Report by Firdose Moonda

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 5th ODI, Colombo

'Situation allows us to free up a bit' - de Villiers

Jul 30, 2013: With South Africa missing the services of Dale Steyn, Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis, a 3-2 series loss to Sri Lanka would not be such a bad result, especially with the inexperience in the squad

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 5th ODI, Colombo

Chance for youngsters to shine

Jul 30, 2013: Wednesday's encounter could shape to be another meaningless dead rubber in a series already short on context, but Sri Lanka's selectors have stepped in to ratchet up interest, if only among the host nation's fans

The Preview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 5th ODI, Colombo

Kusal Perera, two uncapped players in SL squad for fifth ODI

Jul 30, 2013: Sri Lanka Cricket has named Kusal Perera and three uncapped players in the squad for the final ODI against South Africa in Colombo on Wednesday

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 4th ODI, Pallekele

Pitch played on our minds - de Villiers

Jul 29, 2013: Hashim Amla's departure hastened a collapse which both he and AB de Villiers marked as the defining moment of the match

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Pallekele
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Tour Results
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Hambantota - Aug 6, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Hambantota - Aug 4, 2013
South Africa won by 22 runs
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 2, 2013
South Africa won by 12 runs
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS) - Jul 31, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 128 runs
Sri Lanka v South Africa at Pallekele - Jul 28, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)
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