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SA in SL 2018

Chandimal steers SL home in low-scoring thriller

The spinners rolled South Africa over for their lowest T20I total, but the chase was never straightforward


SA have made 'huge strides' in ODIs - Duminy

The emergence of Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj is perhaps the team's biggest positive from their tour of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka v South Africa

4th ODI, Pallekele

Test-match line and length worked for us - Thisara

The allrounder explains Sri Lanka's odd but effective bowling plan which helped them squeeze out a three-run victory over South Africa

Lower order, Lakmal end Sri Lanka's losing run

Lakmal defended seven off the final over to cap off Sri Lanka's most inspired showing in the field and best batting performance of the series so far

Fitness and form

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2018

Injured du Plessis out of Sri Lanka tour

He will need up to six weeks to make a full recovery and will miss the remaining two ODIs and the lone T20I

Getting dropped is part of playing for SL - de Silva

Dhananjaya de Silva has been shunted around the batting line-up a fair bit, but for now, he seems to have found a place in the lower-middle order

Warm-up match

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2018

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2018

Who's hot, who's not

Mathews returns as Sri Lanka ODI captain for SA series

Sri Lanka's 15-man squad for the South Africa ODI series has six changes from their last squad

What's ailing Hashim Amla?

In nine Tests this year, he has scored 439 runs at 24.38 - his second-leanest year in the format since 2006

South Africa's slide in Asia: from 7-3 to 0-5

For eight years until October 2015, they were the best touring side in Asia. They have now slid to being the worst

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It's not the toss, silly

The way to ensure your team is competitive in Test cricket is to have players who have the technique and ability to succeed in all conditions

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Sri Lanka v South Africa

1st Test, Galle

Shamsi leaves Sri Lanka tour for family reasons

No date set for his return; uncapped legspinner Shaun von Berg could be in the mix for a debut in the second Test starting Friday

Benkenstein calls for mental preparedness after Galle debacle

The South Africa batting coach put the team's twin collapses in the opening Test down to rustiness from a lack of Test cricket

Ball-tampering fallout

Sri Lanka news

Chandimal to miss four more games over spirit of cricket

Already sitting out of the two SA Tests, he'll miss four ODIs too as the ICC's judicial commissioner imposes harshest possible penalty on SL trio

Sri Lanka v South Africa

1st Test, Galle

Dilruwan, Herath rout South Africa in three days

South Africa collapsed to their lowest total since readmission to give the hosts a 278-run win

Karunaratne reveals strategy to tackle spinners

Karunaratne scored 218 on a pitch on which no other batsman could manage a fifty. And this isn't even his most impressive ton in tough conditions

South Africa's attempt to put pressure back on spinners backfired - du Plessis

The South Africa captain explains what else went wrong for his team in Galle, such as the absence of reverse swing

Life after AB de Villiers

Daniel Gallan

Can Aiden Markram be as good as Root, Kohli, Williamson and Smith?


South Africa in Sri Lanka 2018

Chandimal picked for SA Tests pending ICC hearing

The captain is unlikely to be available for the series, given the disciplinary charges hanging over his head after the ball-tampering saga in St Lucia

Don't want to be the guy who only does well at home - Markram

Markram averages over 55 in 10 Tests so far, but faces a new challenge for the first time: a tour away from home

Dale Steyn's return

South Africa news

Will Steyn finally become SA's leading Test wicket-taker?

Persistent injuries have halted Steyn's pursuit of Shaun Pollock's 421 wickets

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Dale Steyn's long, long record-watch

A timeline of the injury troubles that have kept South Africa waiting to see if they have a new No. 1 in their ranks for quite a while

South Africa in Sri Lanka

Departure press conference

Du Plessis wants harsher punishments for ball tampering

The South Africa captain also wants more clarity over what constitutes ball tampering from the ICC

In hot water?

Sri Lanka in West Indies 2018

Vandersay under scanner after St Lucia night out

Sri Lanka team manager submits report on the incident, board to investigate further

SL hoping to have Chandimal's services for SA

SLC hoping to convince the ICC to show leniency towards the trio accused of breaching the Spirit of Cricket

Chandimal did not intend to tamper - SL administrators

The game's administrators in the country are unlikely to impose separate sanctions on him - they feel the ICC's penalties are enough

Looking ahead

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2018

'The rhythm seems to be coming back' - Steyn

With only about a month left for the start of South Africa's tour of Sri Lanka, the fast bowler is slowly getting back to his best

South Africa rest Imran Tahir from ODI squad for Sri Lanka

Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj are the two main spinners in the squad, which also features the uncapped Reeza Hendricks and Junior Dala

Squad shuffle

Sri Lanka v South Africa

Bavuma sets sights on de Villiers' No. 4 spot

SA batsman hopes the responsibility of going higher up the order in Test cricket following AB de Villiers' retirement will lead to better returns

Look who's back

South Africa news

Steyn returns to Test squad for Sri Lanka tour

Kagiso Rabada is also back in the squad, which has three spinners including the uncapped Shaun von Berg

'I'll play for South Africa as long as my name is up there' - Steyn

The fast bowler talks about his injuries, records, and his future with the national team


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