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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne's ton in vain as bowlers lead Proteas to Test series win
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne's ton in vain as bowlers lead Proteas to Test series win

South Africa won by 10 wickets after Sri Lanka were bowled out for 211 in their second innings. Set to make 67 runs to win, the hosts sealed their victory half an hour after lunch.

Highlights, South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test Day 3, Full cricket score: Proteas clinch 10-wicket win, claim series
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Highlights, South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test Day 3, Full cricket score: Proteas clinch 10-wicket win, claim series

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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne's unbeaten 91 helps visitors to take slender lead on Day 2
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne's unbeaten 91 helps visitors to take slender lead on Day 2

Karunaratne's innings continued a fightback which started with the team's bowlers, who restricted South Africa's first innings lead to 145.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Anrich Nortje, Dean Elgar put Proteas on top after Day 1 of second Test in Johannesburg
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Anrich Nortje, Dean Elgar put Proteas on top after Day 1 of second Test in Johannesburg

Nortje claimed career-best figures of six for 56 as Sri Lanka collapsed to 157 after winning the toss and choosing to bat first on the pace-friendly Wanderers pitch.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Players fitness in focus as teams prepare for second Test at Johannesburg
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Players fitness in focus as teams prepare for second Test at Johannesburg

South Africa coach Mark Boucher has acknowledged the challenge of assessing fitness in times of coronavirus and hinted there could be some rotation in the pace attack.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Coach Mark Boucher says Proteas wary about rushing Kagiso Rabada back in action
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Coach Mark Boucher says Proteas wary about rushing Kagiso Rabada back in action

Speaking after South Africa’s win over the Sri Lankans by an innings and 45 runs in Centurion, Boucher said the biggest challenge facing cricket teams in the times of Covid-19 was managing fast bowlers.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Depleted Lanka go down by an innings and 45 runs in first Test
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Depleted Lanka go down by an innings and 45 runs in first Test

It was South Africa’s second win in eight matches in the world Test championship. They have suffered six defeats. Sri Lanka have won, lost three and drawn one of their five matches.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Faf du Plessis misses out on double ton but Proteas punish visitors on Day 3 of first Test
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Faf du Plessis misses out on double ton but Proteas punish visitors on Day 3 of first Test

Former captain Faf du Plessis led the batting assault, hitting 199 as South Africa took a commanding 225-run first innings lead.

Highlights, South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 2, Full Cricket Score: Hosts score 314/4 at stumps
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Highlights, South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 2, Full Cricket Score: Hosts score 314/4 at stumps

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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Dhananjaya de Silva retires hurt on 79 as visitors post 340-6 on Day 1 of first Test
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Dhananjaya de Silva retires hurt on 79 as visitors post 340-6 on Day 1 of first Test

De Silva suffered what appeared to be a left hip injury while running between wickets and was taken off the field on a motorised stretcher. It was not clear whether he would be able to take any further part in the match.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Proteas players raise fists as part of anti-racism gesture in support of BLM movement
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Proteas players raise fists as part of anti-racism gesture in support of BLM movement

The team issued a statement that said the players had on multiple occasions declared their support for the campaign against racial injustice and "wanted to own our journey".

Highlights, South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 1, Full cricket score: Dhananjaya, Chandimal propel visitors to 340-6
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Highlights, South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 1, Full cricket score: Dhananjaya, Chandimal propel visitors to 340-6

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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Mark Boucher believes Proteas have a 'very good chance' of winning series if they execute plans in place
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Mark Boucher believes Proteas have a 'very good chance' of winning series if they execute plans in place

Sri Lanka have won their most recent four Tests against South Africa, including a shock 2-0 series win on their tour two seasons ago.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Proteas to make 'meaningful' anti-racism gesture on Boxing Day, says coach Mark Boucher
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Proteas to make 'meaningful' anti-racism gesture on Boxing Day, says coach Mark Boucher

The first Test against Sri Lanka starts on Saturday and coach Mark Boucher said the South African team would look to express its support for inclusion after its inaction in the last series, which attracted criticism from many quarters.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Proteas to start full training after all players return negative COVID-19 result in third round of tests
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Proteas to start full training after all players return negative COVID-19 result in third round of tests

Because of Covid protocols, the players trained in small groups after assembling last Saturday, pending the results of tests on Tuesday.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: ‘All bases covered’ says visiting coach Mickey Arthur ahead of Test series
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: ‘All bases covered’ says visiting coach Mickey Arthur ahead of Test series

The first match of the two-Test series between South Africa and Sri Lanka begins Saturday at the Supersport Park in Centurion.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Home squad tests negative for COVID-19 ahead of upcoming series
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Home squad tests negative for COVID-19 ahead of upcoming series

In a brief statement, CSA said all members of the squad were tested when they entered a bio-secure environment in Pretoria on Saturday.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Two players withdrawn from Proteas squad after testing positive for COVID-19
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Two players withdrawn from Proteas squad after testing positive for COVID-19

The announcement came after three players were added to the squad for the first Test, which starts in Centurion on 26 December