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Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo

Slow starters break worrying trend

Jul 23, 2014: Two of South Africa's last three series were only two-Test rubbers and they were customarily drowsy in both. But they have set about at a new pace with a win in Galle

Firdose Moonda

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day

A quintessential Sri Lanka collapse

Jul 20, 2014: Sri Lanka had a platform to spring towards an unlikely victory in Galle, but their batting line-up succumbed to the same weaknesses

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Galle

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st Test, Galle

Mathews' journey of self-discovery

Jul 15, 2014: Angelo Mathews' captaincy has been on an upward trend but will he go for the kill in his first assignment at home against South Africa, who are traditionally off-colour in Sri Lanka?

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2014

Promising South Africa begin post-Smith era

Jul 14, 2014: The ODIs have shown that this South Africa side is less afraid to make mistakes. But Graeme Smith's absence is one of the many challenges they face against Sri Lanka as they seek to reclaim their No. 1 Test ranking

Firdose Moonda

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Pallekele

South Africa face the Kallis question

Jul 9, 2014: Accommodation for a great player like Jacques Kallis should be made with careful consideration and South Africa cannot get carried away with sentiment

Firdose Moonda

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Pallekele

Jayawardene's missing four

Jul 9, 2014: Plays of the day from the second ODI between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Pallekele

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v South Africa, 1st ODI, Colombo

Priyanjan's slog, Kallis' misery

Jul 6, 2014: Plays of the day from the first ODI between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Colombo

Andrew Fidel Fernando

South Africa's spin challenge

Jul 6, 2014: Lessons from the series-victory in 1993 - when South Africa overcame a rampant Murali - and what the current crop of visiting batsmen need to watch out for

Daryll Cullinan

Numbers Game

The Sri Lankan challenge

Jul 4, 2014: South Africa have a superb overseas record in the last few years, but in Sri Lanka their batsmen and spinners have struggled

S Rajesh

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2014

South Africa's humbling lesson from 2006

Jul 2, 2014: South Africa last played a Test series in Sri Lanka in 2006. What Hashim Amla should remember from then is that they remained in good spirits despite the heavy losses on the field and the civil war raging around them

Firdose Moonda

The kids from Kenridge

Jun 18, 2014: Stiaan van Zyl and Dane Piedt were once young boys who dreamed of competing in the big leagues. Now they're on the verge of playing Test cricket

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2014

Great expectations follow Amla's rise

Jun 3, 2014: Hashim Amla was the best choice in the current climate of South African cricket. They need stability, calm and focus as they head into the post-Smith-and-Kallis era

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2014

Two uncapped SA spinners in race for Sri Lanka

May 29, 2014: Dane Piedt and Simon Harmer have been the leading first-class wicket-takers this season and one of them could partner Imran Tahir

Firdose Moonda
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