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Day 5

471dThe Bulletin by S Rajesh

Mahela magic seals dramatic one-wicket win

An outstanding Test got the nail-biting finish it deserved, as a match which neither side deserved to lose finally went Sri Lanka's way by the narrowest of margins - one wicket

471dVerdict by Charlie Austin

Unforgettable last-wicket thriller

The only predictable thing about the nerve-racking final day was its unpredictability. The Test match had ebbed and flowed throughout, refusing to reveal its winner until Lasith Malinga,the last man in, stroked an on-drive and scampered a single victory

Day 4

471dVerdict by Charlie Austin

A humdinger awaits

A fascinating Test match is now set up for a nail-biting finale

471dCricinfo staff

Dean Jones sacked after 'terrorist' remark

Dean Jones, the former Australia Test batsman turned TV commentator, has been sacked by his employers, Ten Sports, after calling Hashim Amla a 'terrorist' on live television during the fourth day's play between Sri Lanka and South Africa at Colombo

Day 3

471dVerdict by Charlie Austin

Another riveting day

South Africa may not yet be home and dry, but after a classic day of Test cricket - tightly-fought, full of tension, with a dollop of controversy for good measure

Day 2

471dVerdict by Charlie Austin

Finally, a contest

Sri Lanka's record-breaking heroics at the Sinhalese Sports Club seemed a galaxy away at the P Saravanamuttu Stadium on Saturday.

Day 1

471dVerdict by Charlie Austin

SA cope with the Murali juggernaut

Another match, another five-wicket haul. Muttiah Muralitharan's prolific form with the ball continued at the P Saravanamuttu Stadium, his home turf.


471dThe Bulletin by S Rajesh

Mahela keeps Sri Lanka in the hunt

Mahela Jayawardene played an innings of immense class, skill and fortitude as Sri Lanka made huge strides towards chasing down an imposing fourth-innings target and sewing up the series 2-0

471dThe Bulletin by S Rajesh

Gibbs and Murali ensure even contest

Another enthralling day of Test cricket ended with the match still hanging in the balance, as South Africa closed the third day on 257 for 7, an overall lead of 297

471dThe Bulletin by S Rajesh

Vaas and Kapugedera lift Sri Lanka to 321

A superb rearguard display by the Sri Lankan lower order lifted them to within 40 runs of South Africa's total as the second Test was tantalisingly poised after two days of absorbing action

471dThe Bulletin by S Rajesh

Middle order lifts South Africa to 361

An action-packed day of Test cricket ended with Sri Lanka edging the honours, as South Africa were bowled out for 361 in the last over of the evening

471dS Rajesh

Shaun Pollock on the decline

Shaun Pollock and Chaminda Vaas have both lost considerable pace over the last couple of years, but while Vaas continues to be a force as a bowler, Pollock's numbers have declined alarmingly

471dSa'adi Thawfeeq

New ball will be important - Prince

Ashwell Prince, the South African captain, reckons that they have a competitive score to put Sri Lanka under pressure after being dismissed for 361 at the end of the first day of the first cricket Test in Colombo

471dSa'adi Thawfeeq

'We stuck to the game plan': Steyn

A superb fast-bowling performance by Dale Steyn has given South Africa an important first-innings lead of 40 in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo

471dPreview by Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Jayawardene warns against complacency

Mahela Jayawardene has said he expects South Africa to come back hard at them in the second cricket Test starting in Colombo on Friday

Sri Lanka 4th innings Partnerships

1st12ST JayasuriyaWU Tharanga
2nd82ST JayasuriyaKC Sangakkara
3rd27ST JayasuriyaDPMD Jayawardene
4th43DPMD JayawardeneTM Dilshan
5th37DPMD JayawardeneCK Kapugedera
6th78DPMD JayawardeneHAPW Jayawardene
7th62DPMD JayawardeneMF Maharoof
8th7WPUJC VaasMF Maharoof
9th2M MuralitharanMF Maharoof
10th2MF MaharoofSL Malinga