ARTICLES RELATING TO SA IN SRI LANKA

Proteas draw Colombo thriller

2014-07-28 14:21

Sri Lanka and SA have drawn the second and final Test, giving the Proteas a series win - and the world No 1 Test ranking.

Proteas face uphill battle

2014-07-25 14:02

SA face an enormous test of both character and skill as they go about the job of fighting their way back into the second Test.

Jayawardene ton guides SL

2014-07-24 14:09

Mahela Jayawardene hit an unbeaten century to take Sri Lanka to 305/5 at stumps on the first day of the second Test against SA.

Sri Lanka bat first in Colombo

2014-07-24 06:43

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has won the toss and decided to bat first in the second and final Test against South Africa.

Amla heaps praise on Tahir

2014-07-23 15:10

South African skipper Hashim Amla has backed struggling Pakistan-born leg-spinner Imran Tahir to come good.

Proteas won't be backing down

2014-07-22 17:30

The Proteas have descended from the high of winning the first Test against Sri Lanka, shifting their focus to the final match.

SA aim to end SL series jinx

2014-07-22 12:47

SA will look to carry their winning momentum in the second Test against Sri Lanka, and break a 21-year-old jinx on the island.

Morkel a 'great' support bowler

2014-07-21 14:38

In Test cricket, Morné Morkel is one of the “best support bowlers I have seen,” says Robin Jackman, a former England Test bowler.

Kudos to Proteas’ brains trust

2014-07-21 07:44

They could have done without the bad PR of Philander-gate, but the Proteas were otherwise pure gold in their Galle win, says Rob Houwing.

Proteas lose early wickets

2014-07-19 09:03

South Africa consolidated their lead on the fourth day of the first Test against Sri Lanka despite losing their opening batsmen.

Secret of JP’s Test success?

2014-07-18 11:28

Put a night-watchman ahead of him and JP Duminy will unfailingly give you Test runs, writes Rob Houwing.

JP Duminy leads SA charge

2014-07-17 14:00

Sri Lanka were 30 for no loss in their first innings, in reply to SA's 455/9 declared, at close on the second day of the first Test.

Proteas falter in Galle

2014-07-16 14:30

Dean Elgar has scored his second Test match century and his first in his specialist position of opening batsman.

Historic Proteas win hailed

2014-07-12 16:27

Cricket South Africa have congratulated the Proteas on their historic first ever ODI series victory in Sri Lanka.

AB: We will be a better team

2014-07-05 22:21

AB de Villiers says he expects an improved performance from the Proteas in the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka confirm SA tour

2014-03-22 14:04

The Sri Lanka Cricket board has announced the itinerary for the Proteas squad’s tour of Sri Lanka in July.

Lopsy: Proteas' flawed factor

2013-08-07 14:00

Ongoing, unsatisfactory aspects to talented Lonwabo Tsotsobe’s play came to the fore for SA on Tuesday, says Rob Houwing.

Faf goes backwards, forwards

2013-08-05 07:45

Fine leadership, still very few runs: that’s how Faf du Plessis has to be judged following SA’s T20 series win, says Rob Houwing.

Proteas post 145

2013-08-04 17:05

The Proteas have posted 145/6 in their allotted 20 overs in the second T20 against Sri Lanka in Hambantota.

Lorgat: Hard work lies ahead

2013-08-02 14:02

New Cricket SA CEO Haroon Lorgat says massive improvement is needed before the Proteas can again become a force in ODI cricket.

Coach: Proteas were outplayed

2013-08-01 09:23

Coach Russell Domingo says SA's series loss to Sri Lanka has revealed the hard-hitting reality of the amount of work still needed.

Ntini slams 'poor' Proteas

2013-07-31 10:01

Former fast bowler Makhaya Ntini has criticised the Proteas on a poor display in the one-day series in Sri Lanka.

Amla handles Malinga easier

2013-07-30 14:24

Proteas opener Hashim Amla is more comfortable than most at facing Sri Lanka's fast bowling ace Lasith Malinga.

Proteas: The fog thickens

2013-07-29 12:37

Too many insecure batsmen litter the current Proteas ODI side, undermining the quest for beefy totals, says Rob Houwing.

SA spinners 'inadequate'

2013-07-24 13:32

Struggling SA may have been a tad premature in ditching the surprisingly strong ODI credentials of Imran Tahir, says Rob Houwing.

 

SA lose opener on rain hit day

2014-07-28 08:21

SA lost opener Dean Elgar before heavy rain stopped play on the final day of the series-deciding second Test against Sri Lanka.

SL soldier on in Colombo

2014-07-25 08:44

Niroshan Dickwella scored a half-century on debut as Sri Lanka piled on the runs on the second day of the second Test against SA.

Steyn strikes early

2014-07-24 08:40

Dale Steyn took two wickets in two balls to give SA a flying start in the series-deciding second and final Test against Sri Lanka.

Big Vern's biggest challenge

2014-07-23 21:00

Vernon Philander the quickest South African to 100 scalps and now struggling with only ten wickets in his past five Tests.

Sri Lanka mull keeper change

2014-07-23 14:27

Sri Lanka may hand a first test cap to 21-year-old wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella as they bid to level the two-Test series against SA.

Proteas must go big in 1st inns

2014-07-22 14:09

Another beefy first knock in the second Test will be SA’s best passport to series triumph in Colombo, writes Rob Houwing.

Kirsten joins Proteas squad

2014-07-22 08:43

Gary Kirsten has joined the Proteas squad ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka starting in Colombo.

Ball ‘bust’: SA marked side now

2014-07-21 13:21

‘Regular law transgressors’: it cannot be a tag the Proteas wish to carry in their quest to be the best again, writes Rob Houwing.

Sri Lanka fight back in Galle

2014-07-19 14:04

Kumar Sangakkara has smashed his 49th half-century as Sri Lanka launched a fightback in the first Test against SA.

Dale Steyn stars in Galle

2014-07-18 14:22

Speed bowler Dale Steyn took five wickets as South Africa seized control on the third day of the first Test against Sri Lanka.

SA bowling rattles Sri Lanka

2014-07-18 08:42

South African quicks Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel struck key blows to restrict Sri Lanka on the third day of the first Test.

SA batsmen toil in Galle

2014-07-17 08:49

Despite a maiden Test half-century from wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock, SA toiled before lunch on Day 2 of the first Test.

SA elect to bat in Galle

2014-07-16 06:38

South Africa have won the toss and decided to bat first on the first day of the first Test against Sri Lanka.

Kallis conundrum just starting

2014-07-10 11:44

The Proteas have 21 ODI matches remaining before the ICC CWC, and the form and fitness of all-rounder Jacques Kallis is concerning.

SL look to flatten Proteas

2014-07-04 07:27

Sri Lanka will look to extend their winning streak onto home soil when they take on SA in the first of the three ODIs.

Plenty of concerns for Domingo

2013-08-08 16:12

Proteas coach Russell Domingo admits both the top- and middle-order batting, as well as the bowling, are massive areas of concern.

Faf du Plessis lauds SA spirit

2013-08-05 12:23

SA's captain Faf du Plessis has praised the side's character and determination after they won their first T20 series in Sri Lanka.

SA stun SL with series win

2013-08-04 18:46

The Proteas have won the T20 series in Sri Lanka after beating the hosts in the second clash in Hambantota.

Parnell relishing Proteas return

2013-08-04 12:01

Proteas T20 all-rounder Wayne Parnell says he is relieved to be back on the park after a frustrating period on the sidelines.

AB: SL were out of our league

2013-08-01 13:11

Proteas skipper AB de Villiers cut a grim figure after his team were comprehensibly outplayed in the one-day series in Sri Lanka.

Proteas bowl first in Colombo

2013-07-31 10:39

Sri Lanka have won the toss and decided to bat first in the fifth and final ODI against the Proteas in Colombo.

AB: 3-2 loss not that bad

2013-07-31 09:06

Proteas captain AB de Villiers believes they have a lot to play for in the final ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

AB takes blame for collapse

2013-07-30 10:00

SA skipper AB de Villiers has taken responsibility for their batting collapse which cost them in the 4th ODI against Sri Lanka.

Proteas to rescue some pride

2013-07-29 11:37

The Proteas feel there is still a lot to gain from the dead-rubber fifth ODI against Sri Lanka at the R. Premadasa Stadium.

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