Sri Lanka vs South Africa

  • World T20: Sri Lanka sink South Africa in close contest 22-03-2014 07:04 PM

    Chittagong: Opener Kusal Perera smashed 61 runs to steer Sri Lanka to a five-run win over South Africa in a tight contest in their World Twenty20 opener on Saturday. Sri Lanka put up a respectable 165 for 7 and in response South Africa were restricted to 160 for 8. Perera...
  • 'Tsotsobe not originally part of tour squad' confirms SA coach 09-08-2013 12:21 PM

    Johannesburg: Russell Domingo, coach of the South African cricket team, has revealed that Lonwabo Tsotsobe was not in the original squad for the recent tour of Sri Lanka and that there were concerns over the left-arm pace bowler's fitness and work ethic. "I would like to state categorically and very...
  • 3rd T20: Sri Lanka register consolation win over South Africa 06-08-2013 10:11 PM

    Hambantota: Tillakaratne Dilshan smashed an unbeaten 74 off 51 balls as Sri Lanka defeated South Africa by six wickets in the final Twenty20 game on Tuesday to retain their number one ranking in the short format. The hosts, already down 0-2 in the series, launched a spirited chase of South...
  • Dilshan's fifty helps Sri Lanka beat South Africa by six wickets 06-08-2013 06:35 PM

    For Live updates from the third T20 at Hambantota, CLICK HERE. South Africa go into the match with the series already in their bag after they won the first two games. South Africa: Henry Davids, Quinton de Kock (wk), Faf du Plessis (capt), Jean-Paul Duminy, AB de Villiers, David Miller,...
  • Bowlers won the day for Proteas' historic win: Du Plessis 05-08-2013 08:22 PM

    Johannesburg: The Proteas' T20 captain Faf du Plessis has praised his bowlers after South Africa won T20 series in Sri Lanka after being thrashed in the ODI series. "The biggest improvement for me since the ODI's has been the clear plans and execution from the bowlers," Du Plessis said. The...
  • 3rd T20: South Africa eye a clean sweep against Sri Lanka 05-08-2013 12:28 PM

    Hambantota: Upbeat with an unassailable 2-0 lead in the Twenty20 series, a rejuvenated South Africa will hope to sign off the tour with a clean sweep when they take on Sri Lanka in the third and the final game here on Tuesday. South Africa, who suffered a humiliating 4-1 defeat...
  • South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 22 runs in 2nd T20 04-08-2013 10:40 PM

    Hambantota: Seam bowlers Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Morne Morkel took two wickets each on Sunday to propel South Africa to a 22-run win over Sri Lanka in the second Twenty20 match for an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Batting first after winning the toss, South Africa made a competitive...
  • Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd T20: As it happened 04-08-2013 06:24 PM

    Click here for ball-by-ball commentary of this match. Toss and team news: South Africa won the toss and elected to bat. Sri Lanka have made two changes - Mahela Jayawardene, Nuwan Kulasekara replace Jeevan Mendis and Tillakaratne Dilshan while South Africa are unchanged. South Africa won the first Twenty20 match...
  • 2nd T20: Sri Lanka out to level series, South Africa to win 04-08-2013 12:47 PM

    Hambantota: Sri Lanka are expected to play hard on Sunday in their endeavour to win the second Twenty20 international against South Africa and bring the three-match series on level terms at 1-1, but the hosts might continue with their policy of testing the bench strength in preparation for the World...
  • 1st T20: Duminy shines as South Africa beat Sri Lanka 02-08-2013 10:46 PM

    Colombo: Jean-Paul Duminy's all-round performance with 51 runs and three wickets steered South Africa to a 12-run win over Sri Lanka in the first of the three-match Twenty20 series on Friday. Batting first after winning the toss, South Africa made 115 for 6 in 20 overs with Duminy top scoring....
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 1st T20 02-08-2013 06:23 PM

    Click here for the ball-by-ball commentary from the match. JP Duminy scored a fighting fifty and picked up three wickets as South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 12 runs in first T20 in Colombo. Teams: Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kushal Janith Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews,...
  • SL lament cancellation of home Tests against SA 01-08-2013 06:58 PM

    Colombo: The cancellation of the three-match Test series in the current South African tour of the Island had robbed Sri Lanka of the chance to impress ahead of the proposed ICC Test championship scheduled for 2017, senior batsman Kumar Sangakkara said. Speaking at the end of the five match one-day...
  • Absence of experienced players cost us: SA coach 01-08-2013 03:47 PM

    Johannesburg: The absence of experienced players in the South African cricket team cost them dearly during the away series against Sri Lanka, which the Proteas lost 1-4, coach Russell Domingo has said. Domingo said the invaluable experience of Jacques Kallis, Dale Steyn and Graeme Smith was dearly missed. "We need...
  • Sri Lanka recall Kulasekara for South Africa T20s 01-08-2013 01:46 PM

    Colombo: Fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekara was recalled to Sri Lanka's 15-man squad on Thursday for the three-match Twenty20 series at home to South Africa. Kulasekara missed the five-match one-day series against South Africa, which the home team won 4-1 on Wednesday, due to a dislocated finger he suffered during the...
  • 5th ODI: Sri Lanka thrash South Africa to register 4-1 series win 31-07-2013 10:34 PM

    Colombo: Tillakaratne Dilshan was bowled for 99 and Kumar Sangakkara smashed an unbeaten 75 on Wednesday to propel Sri Lanka to a convincing 128-run win over South Africa, and a 4-1 victory in their one-day international series. Electing to bat first after winning the toss, Sri Lanka scored a challenging...
  • Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 5th ODI: As it happened 31-07-2013 01:41 PM

    South Africa innings End of over 43.5: South Africa: 179 all out With just two wickets to go, Ajantha Mendis and Suranga Lakmal cleaned up the tail taking one wicket each in successive overs as South Africa were bundled out for 179 in 43.5 overs. Sri Lanka won the match...
  • Sri Lanka call up two newcomers for final ODI against South Africa 30-07-2013 06:32 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka have named two uncapped players in their 15-man squad to face South Africa in the fifth and final one-day international in Colombo on Wednesday. All-rounder Chathuranga de Silva and left-arm seam bowler Vimukthi Perera, both 23, are among changes made to the team who have already taken...
  • 5th ODI: South Africa look for redemption against SL in dead rubber 30-07-2013 12:58 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka and South Africa will not let the intensity slip in Wednesday's fifth and final one-day international in Colombo even though the hosts have already wrapped up the series. The day-night game at the Premadasa stadium will hold only academic interest as Sri Lanka gained an unassailable 3-1...
  • Still have plenty to gain from last ODI: AB de Villiers 29-07-2013 10:31 PM

    Johannesburg: The series may be out of their grasp but South African skipper AB de Villiers feels there is still a lot to gain from the dead-rubber fifth ODI against Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Wednesday. South Africa are trailing 1-3 in the five-match series,...
  • Dilshan, Sangakkara lift Sri Lanka to series win 28-07-2013 10:42 PM

    Pallekele: Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara pulverised South Africa's bowling as Sri Lanka took a decisive 3-1 lead in the one-day series with an eight-wicket victory in Pallekele on Sunday. Dilshan returned unbeaten on 115 and Sangakkara made 91 during a record partnership of 184 runs to steer the hosts...
  • As it happened: 4th ODI: SL beat SA by 8 wickets to seal series 28-07-2013 01:41 PM

    For live updates of this match click here. Sri Lanka win the fourth ODI by eight wickets to seal the five-match series 3-1. Sri Lanka innings: End of over 44 - Sri Lanka finish with 239 for 2: Dilshan (115*) and Thirimanne (1*) finish off the match, with Dilshan hitting...
  • South Africa look to carry winning momentum 27-07-2013 07:41 PM

    Pallekele: South Africa kept their series hopes alive by beating Sri Lanka by 56 runs in the third one-day international in Pallekele on Friday. In fact, the victory ended South Africa's 11-match losing streak in one-day cricket on Sri Lankan soil. Even though the visitors remain under pressure at 2-1...
  • South Africa win 3rd ODI to stay alive in Sri Lanka series 26-07-2013 10:42 PM

    Pallekele, Sri Lanka : David Miller and Lonwabo Tsotsobe played key roles as South Africa stunned hosts Sri Lanka by 56 runs in the third ODI in Pallekele on Friday to stay afloat in the five-match series. Miller plundered a robust 85 not out off 72 balls to steer South...
  • South Africa's Robin Peterson concedes 35 runs in an over 26-07-2013 10:26 PM

    Pallekele: South African spinner Robin Peterson bowled the second most expensive over in one-day cricket when he conceded 35 runs against Sri Lanka on Friday. Left-hander Thisara Perera hit five sixes and a boundary in the 33rd over sent down by Peterson in the third one-day international in Pallekele. With...
  • Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 3rd ODI: As it happened 26-07-2013 01:45 PM

    For live updates from Pallekele CLICK HERE End of over No. 43.2, Sri Lanka 167 all out, chasing 224 to win: Thisara Perera's whirlwind innings of 65 off 49 balls was ended by Farhaan Behardien and the medium pacer accounted for another wicket before Duminy cleaned up Mendis to hand...
  • Sri Lanka look to shut the door on South Africa 25-07-2013 03:43 PM

    Pallekele: South Africa's quest of winning a series in Sri Lanka in ten years was dealt with a severe dent after the side suffered a second consecutive defeat in the bilateral series. AB de Villiers' side now faces an uphill task in order to stay alive in the competition when...
  • Batting let us down, laments AB de Villiers 24-07-2013 10:38 AM

    Colombo: It's tough to erase a 2-0 deficit to win a five-match series, but South Africa will have to do exactly that after losing the second ODI against Sri Lanka on Tuesday, for which visiting skipper AB de Villiers held poor batting responsible. Sri Lanka ended up winning the rain-affected...
  • Injury leaves Hashim Amla in doubt for third ODI 24-07-2013 10:10 AM

    Colombo: South Africa's hopes of staging a comeback in the ODI series against Sri Lanka suffered a blow on Tuesday when Hashim Amla got injured and had to be helped off the ground during the second ODI, which the visitors lost by 17 runs (D/L) to go 2-0 down in...
  • Sri Lanka beat South Africa to take 2-0 series lead 23-07-2013 11:33 PM

    Colombo: Rangana Herath took two crucial wickets as Sri Lanka defeated South Africa in the rain-affected one-dayer in Colombo on Tuesday, taking a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. South Africa, set a revised target of 176 from 29 overs, were 104 for 5 in 21 overs when a heavy...