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South Africa captain Quinton de Kock questions sustainability of ‘bubble’ life ahead of Pakistan tour
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South Africa captain Quinton de Kock questions sustainability of ‘bubble’ life ahead of Pakistan tour

South African captain Quinton de Kock has questioned the sustainability of ‘bubble’ life in the age of COVID-19 as he contemplated an upcoming tour of Pakistan – another series in which players are likely to be confined to cricket grounds and their hotel rooms.

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: Hosts to rest Kagiso Rabada in second Test to ensure paceman's availability for Pakistan series
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Hosts to rest Kagiso Rabada in second Test to ensure paceman's availability for Pakistan series

Cricket South Africa announced on Saturday that Rabada will not play at the Wanderers Stadium with a view to him being fully fit for the forthcoming series against Pakistan and Australia.

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: Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne says visitors will try to stay positive after defeat in first Test
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne says visitors will try to stay positive after defeat in first Test

Sri Lanka were bowled out for 180 in the second innings despite half-centuries from Kusal Perera (64) and debutant Wanindu Hasaranga (59).

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.

Highlights, South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 4 at Centurion, Full Cricket Score: Hosts win by an innings and 45 runs
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Highlights, South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 4 at Centurion, Full Cricket Score: Hosts win by an innings and 45 runs

Catch the LIVE score from Day 4 of the first Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka being played in Centurion

Highlights, South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 3 at Centurion, Full cricket score: Visitors trail by 160 runs in second innings
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Highlights, South Africa vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 3 at Centurion, Full cricket score: Visitors trail by 160 runs in second innings

Follow live scorecard of 1st Test Day 3 action between South Africa and Sri Lanka being played at Centurion.

South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Proteas batsmen shine against depleted Lankans to end Day 2 at 317/4
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South Africa vs Sri Lanka: Proteas batsmen shine against depleted Lankans to end Day 2 at 317/4

Dean Elgar (95) and Aiden Markram (68) put on 141 for the first wicket, while former captain Faf du Plessis (55 not out) and Temba Bavuma (41 not out) added an unbeaten 97 for the fifth wicket as the hosts scored at better than four runs an over.

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

Follow live scorecard of 1st Test Day 2 action between South Africa and Sri Lanka being played at Centurion.

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

Follow live scorecard of 1st Test Day 1 action between South Africa and Sri Lanka being played at Centurion.

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

Sri Lanka, South Africa confirm two-match Test series despite England pullout
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Sri Lanka, South Africa confirm two-match Test series despite England pullout

The first Test against the Proteas starts on 26 December with the second scheduled to start from 3 January.

Sri Lanka considering pulling out of South Africa tour due to concerns over bio-secure protocols, says report
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Sri Lanka considering pulling out of South Africa tour due to concerns over bio-secure protocols, says report

Sri Lanka is considering pulling out of its upcoming tour of South Africa due to concerns over the bio-secure arrangements there, following the cancellation of England's ODI series, according to a report.