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

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.

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.

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.

More international fixtures for Canberra's summer of cricket

Fleta Page Canberra’s big summer of cricket is set for an even earlier start, with Ireland and Afghanistan to play the ACT Comets in September and October as a warm-up to their World Cup campaigns.

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Phil Hughes scores 202 not out in one-dayer

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Phillip Hughes smacked an incredible double century in Australia A's one-day clash with South Africa A in Darwin.

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Phil Hughes smashes double ton in quest for Australian one-day recall

Chloe Saltau with AAP On the day Australian cricket marked 200 days until the World Cup, Phil Hughes laid down a marker of his own. 

Sri Lanka paceman Shaminda Eranga out of second Test against South Africa

Sri Lanka's frontline seamer Shaminda Eranga has been ruled out of the deciding second Test against South Africa due to a hand injury, dealing a fresh blow to the beleaguered hosts.

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South Africa's Vernon Philander fined for tampering

Scratch and Lose: Vernon Philander has been fined for ball tampering.

South Africa seam bowler Vernon Philander was fined 75 per cent of his match fee on Friday after being accused of ball tampering during the first Test against Sri Lanka.

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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.

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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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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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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Canberra to host Australia and South Africa in ODI cricket

It's understood that Canberra has been given the all-clear to host a match between two of world cricket's heavyweights in mid-November as part of a five-game ODI series.

Jon Tuxworth International cricket is poised to return to Canberra this summer.

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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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Canberra cricketer Jason Behrendorff picked in Australia A team to play South Africa

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Lee Gaskin Canberra fast bowler Jason Behrendorff is confident he will recover from injury to play for Australia A.

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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Australia dominate South Africa on day one of final Test, thanks to Warner and Clarke

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Jesse Hogan David Warner overcame self-inflicted controversy and Michael Clarke gallantly withstood a battering to lead Australia to a mighty day-one performance in the series-ending Test against South Africa.

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Live: South Africa v Australia, Third Test, Day 2

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

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