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Hashim Amla, De Villiers dig in for South Africa against Sri Lanka

South Africa batted cautiously to reach three for 98 in the second and final Test against Sri Lanka on Friday as it tried to preserve its 1-0 lead in the series.

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South Africa secure draw to reclaim No.1 Test cricket ranking from Australia

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South Africa reclaimed top spot in cricket's test rankings after grimly hanging on for a draw in the second and final test against Sri Lanka on Monday to win the series 1-0.

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Hashim Amla inspires South Africa to big ODI win over Sri Lanka

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Opener Hashim Amla has smashed 109 and Ryan McLaren has taken two wickets in three balls as South Africa thrashed Sri Lanka by 75 runs in their first one-dayer.

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Hashim Amla named South Africa's new Test captain

Johannesburg South African star batsman named country's Test cricket captain, replacing retiring Graeme Smith who led the side for a decade.

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Hashim Amla says second Test pitch helped South Africa

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Hashim Amla concedes a more placid pitch was one of the main reasons South Africa handled Mitchell Johnson with relative ease in the second Test.

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Hashim Amla in bizarre Twenty20 dismissal

Hashim Amla had made a calm 41 before his luck run out.

South African batsman Hashim Amla was involved in one of the most bizarre dismissals seen in international cricket during the Proteas thrilling two-run win over New Zealand at the World Twenty20 in...

South Africa set to chase Australia's top Test ranking

Key man: South African cricket captain Hashim Amla.

Sri Lanka have set South Africa a target of 369 to win the second Test in Colombo and reclaim the number one Test ranking from Australia.

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Sri Lankans face fight in first Test against South Africa

Ton up: JP Duminy celebrates his milestone.

Sri Lanka were 0-30 in their first innings at stumps on Thursday's second day of the first Test against South Africa in Galle.

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Sri Lanka eyes Test win over South Africa

Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara glances a ball down the legside during his unbeaten knock of 58.

Galle, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka needs another 260 runs with nine wickets in hand to win the first Test against South Africa.

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Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel bowl South Africa to rare win in Sri Lanka

Dale Steyn (right) rushes to celebrate with A.B. de Villers (left) after having Lahiru Thirimanne caught in the slips.

South African fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel ripped through the Sri Lanka batting line-up to seal a 153-run win in the first Test.

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Tillakaratne Dilshan shines in Sri Lanka ODI win

Sri Lankan cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan.

Tillakaratne Dilshan has starred with both the bat and the ball as Sri Lanka crushed South Africa by 87 runs in their second one-dayer to draw the three-match series level at 1-1.

De Kock, De Villiers centuries steer South Africa to series win

Quinton de Kock scored a classy century for South Africa.

Outstanding centuries from Quinton de Kock and captain AB de Villiers helped South Africa coast to a series-clinching 82-run win over Sri Lanka in the third and final one-day international on...

Sri Lanka fight back after Elgar ton for South Africa

AB de Villiers is bowled by Suranga Lakmal.

Opener Dean Elgar smashed a century before Sri Lanka pegged back South Africa with four key wickets late on the opening day of the first Test in Galle.

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James Pattinson keeps eye on long term in fight to return from back injury

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 19:  James Pattinson of Australia during an Australian training session at Adelaide Oval on November 19, 2012 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Any international cricket he plays before next year’s Ashes - 13 months from now - will be “a bonus”.

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Australia to confront Newlands nightmares

Mitchell Johnson.

South African coach hopes Australia believe in ghosts, or at least have been watching horror movies this week.

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Bad luck comes at three batting for Australia

Malcolm Knox The third Test match in Cape Town will round out a period of unequalled intensity for the Australian team, a run of 23 Test matches that started 15 months ago in Brisbane.

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South Africa v Australia, Third Test Day 1

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David Sygall Full, live coverage of the series-deciding Test against South Africa in Cape Town.

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Ball-tampering back in spotlight as Australia's bowlers strike

Chris Rogers of Australia hands the ball to his teammate Ryan Harris.

Jesse Hogan South Africa batsman Faf du Plessis expresses his surprise at Australia's ability to move a not-so-old ball.

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Australia takes command of third Test against South Africa

Mitch Johnson.

Jesse Hogan Australia hold a 234-run lead over South Africa at stumps on day three of the Test series decider and are well placed to record their greatest achievement under the captaincy of Michael Clarke.

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South Africa v Australia, Third Test, Day 3

David Sygall Full, live coverage of the series-deciding Test against South Africa in Cape Town.

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