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Mahela Jayawardene saves Sri Lanka with unbeaten century

Abhaya Srivastava The retiring Mahela Jayawardene showed what Sri Lanka would be missing as he smashed an unbeaten 140 on the first day of the series-deciding second Test against South Africa on Thursday.

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Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene to retire from Tests

Mahela Jayawardene.

Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene will retire from Test cricket following the home series against South Africa and Pakistan, the country's cricket board said on Monday.

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Mahela Jayawardene slams England's tactics as Sri Lanka head towards Test series win

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Sri Lanka great Mahela Jayawardene has questioned England's tactics, their ability to handle pressure and the wisdom of home captain Alastair Cook's pre-match spat with Shane Warne as the tourists...

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Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene back for Tests

Mahela Jayawardene.

Colombo Former captain returns to squad for the three-Test series against Pakistan.

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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, De Villiers dig in for South Africa against Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan bowler Dilruwan Perera (third from left) and teammates celebrate the dismissal of South Africa's Dean Elgar on the second day of the second Test in Colombo on Friday.

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.

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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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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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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Dale Steyn rips through Sri Lanka's batting in first Test

Dale Steyn sends Lahiru Thirimanne on his way, caught behind by Quinton de Kock.

Galle, Sri Lanka South African fast bowler Dale Steyn took five wickets as South Africa seizes control on the third day of the first Test.

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Sri Lanka leave it late to snatch historic win over England

England's James Anderson despairs after lasting until the second last ball of the Test.

England crashed to their first home test series defeat by Sri Lanka as the tourists claimed a thrilling win off the penultimate ball of the match.

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Moeen Ali's brilliant century ends only in tears

England's Moeen Ali celebrates reaching his century on the fifth day of the second Test.

Derek Pringle England got no more than it deserved after losing the final Test to Sri Lanka at Headingley on Tuesday with one ball remaining, but Moeen Ali was short-changed, his maiden Test hundred meriting far...

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Captain Alastair Cook needs to steady England ship or face mutiny

England captain Alastair Cook listens to the presentations after losing on the fifth day of the second Test.

Alastair Cook has done little to suggest he is the right man to lead the side into a new era of success.

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Kumar Sangakkara reaches milestone as Sri Lanka build lead

Kumar Sangakkara scored a world record equalling half century as Sri Lanka reached 214-4 at the end of the third day to leave the second test against England delicately poised on Sunday.

Stuart Broad takes hat-trick as fiery Liam Plunkett lifts England

Chris Broad.

Tom Hayward Stuart Broad became the first England player to bag two Test hat-tricks and Liam Plunkett grabbed his maiden five-wicket haul as Sri Lanka were shot out for 257 on the first day of the second Test on...

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England, Lanka draw Test after thrilling last over

Joe Root commiserates with Stuart Broad.

London England captain Alastair Cook knew Nuwan Pradeep hit the penultimate ball of Monday's dramatic final over but that did not make having the lbw decision overturned any easier to take.

England on top of Sri Lanka at Lord's

Julian Guyer Kumar Sangakkara's first Test hundred at Lord's helped the tourists but England remained in control of their series opener with Sri Lanka on Saturday.

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England ease to comfortable win against Sri Lanka

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A combination of brutal batting and aggressive bowling ensured England beat Sri Lanka by 81 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain interrupted first one-day international at the Oval on...

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Chris Jordan inspires emphatic England win

England's Chris Jordan celebrates after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara.

Chris Jordan claimed five wickets as England bowled Sri Lanka out for 67, their third lowest total in one-day internationals, to help win the third ODI.

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England's Jos Buttler in controversial run out as Sri Lanka win series

Sri Lanka's Sachithra Senanayake (R) stops his bowling run up and runs out England's Jos Buttler.

Sri Lanka won the final one-day international in Birmingham by six wickets on Tuesday, a game that will be remembered for the controversial run-out of England's Jos Buttler, to triumph 3-2 in the...

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