One thing we know: when it is all over, those of us who survive will find some form of meaning in it, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
Sri Lanka and SA have drawn the second and final Test, giving the Proteas a series win - and the world No 1 Test ranking.
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.
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 captain Angelo Mathews has won the toss and decided to bat first in the second and final Test against South Africa.
South African skipper Hashim Amla has backed struggling Pakistan-born leg-spinner Imran Tahir to come good.
The Proteas have descended from the high of winning the first Test against Sri Lanka, shifting their focus to the final match.
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.
In Test cricket, Morné Morkel is one of the “best support bowlers I have seen,” says Robin Jackman, a former England Test bowler.
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.
South Africa consolidated their lead on the fourth day of the first Test against Sri Lanka despite losing their opening batsmen.
SA lost opener Dean Elgar before heavy rain stopped play on the final day of the series-deciding second Test against Sri Lanka.
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.
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.
Vernon Philander the quickest South African to 100 scalps and now struggling with only ten wickets in his past five Tests.
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.
Another beefy first knock in the second Test will be SA’s best passport to series triumph in Colombo, writes Rob Houwing.
Gary Kirsten has joined the Proteas squad ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka starting in Colombo.
‘Regular law transgressors’: it cannot be a tag the Proteas wish to carry in their quest to be the best again, writes Rob Houwing.
Kumar Sangakkara has smashed his 49th half-century as Sri Lanka launched a fightback in the first Test against SA.
Speed bowler Dale Steyn took five wickets as South Africa seized control on the third day of the first Test against Sri Lanka.
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