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Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya celebrates the dismissal of South Africa's Heinrich Klaasen with Angelo Mathews

Unruffled Dananjaya makes bid for an enduring place in Sri Lanka

"Dananjaya looks like a consistent learner, he always looks to hone his skills and develop new variations" Sri Lanka returned from the dead and bounced back emphatically to win the last two games of the five-match series against South Africa....
South Africa's Quinton de Kock gets dismissed by Sri Lanka's Akila Dananjaya

Complacent South Africa blow away opportunity win big against Sri Lanka

After sealing the ODI series early, South Africa's brilliant momentum took a massive setback. They lost back to back ODIs.....  The ODI series between Sri Lanka and South Africa turned out to be a close one in the end. South...
Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews plays a shot against South Africa

Sri Lanka continue to rebuild around prolific Mathews

"As he has done on numerous occasions in the past, Mathews remained the backbone of this innings too. He needed some big runs under his belt to infuse confidence since this was his comeback series" Angelo Mathews made his comeback...
Sri Lanka

With the series done and dusted, what’s at stake for Sri Lanka and South...

"When a team wins, everything seems to be right, however, a string of losses could lower the morale of the whole team. But there are positives too that emerge out of the losses" With nothing to lose, Sri Lanka put...
Dasun Shanaka

Dasun Shanaka infuses the much-needed momentum on his ODI comeback

"Shanaka’s innings was a good example of calculated aggression" Sri Lanka returned from the dead and bounced back emphatically in the fourth ODI against South Africa, winning it by a whisker. The rain-affected game saw the home side snatching a...
Thisara Perera

Thisara Perera impresses with mature display with the bat

"Perera too could have gone for the big heave and thrown his wicket away, but he was more than happy to knock the ball around the corner and collect the ones and twos" After losing 10 home games in a...
Lungi Ngidi

Lungi Ngidi finds his zone and zen

Impressive Ngidi..... When South Africa sealed the series against Sri Lanka after winning the third consecutive ODI on Sunday, there was one unsung hero in their line-up. While all the headlines were hogged by debutant Reeza Hendricks for smashing a...
Dhananjaya de Silva

Sri Lanka unable to make the best use of Dhananjaya de Silva

"As far as ODIs are concerned, for a technically sound batsman, who likes to spend time at the crease, a top 3 position is ideal. It will be a case of another talent gone waste if Sri Lanka do...
Reeza Hendricks

Reeza Hendricks scripts history on ODI debut

"Hendricks confronted the spinners very well and showed good technique" A debutant is under tremendous pressure, he has to justify his selection and make an immediate impact. It is often said; the first impression is the last impression. In cricket,...
Andile Phehlukwayo

Andile Phehlukwayo quietly going about his business for South Africa

"Phehlukwayo is 22 and has his entire career ahead of him. He is already an established limited-overs cricketer and is making his way into the Test side as well. He is certainly making steady progress" South Africa put up another...
Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis scores crucial runs; but what about conversion?

"Du Plessis on the field is a live wire, he has been equally effective with the bat too, but certainly needs to convert starts into daddy hundreds" South Africa romped home with another victory after beating Sri Lanka in the...
Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews plays a shot during the second one-day international match between Sri Lanka and South Africa

Angelo Mathews fails to bring experience into play

Angelo Mathews failed to create an impact as South Africa go two up in the ODI series..... Sri Lanka went 0-2 down after losing the second ODI at Dambulla by 4 wickets and now have to win the remaining three...
South African bowlers

South African pacers show Sri Lanka how it’s done

"Shamsi might have walked away with the player of the match award, but the South African fast bowlers led by Rabada deserve equal credit if not more" After taking a drubbing in the Test series, Sri Lanka bounced back with...
South Africa's Tabraiz Shamsi celebrates after he dismissed Sri Lankan cricketer Akila Dananjaya

Tabraiz Shamsi gives Sri Lanka a taste of their own medicine

"Shamsi has only played eight ODIs for South Africa till date, but if given a longer rope, the bowler has the potential to establish himself in this line-up" After a drubbing in the Test series, South Africa bounced back emphatically...
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka may have conquered the Tests, but must be wary of South Africa...

Sri Lanka would face South Africa in the ODI series and are expected to repeat the same feat like Test series....... Sri Lanka might have won the Test series comprehensively, but they cannot afford to take South Africa for granted...
Dean Elgar

South African debacle in Sri Lanka: Last men standing no more

"The Sri Lankan debacle shows that South Africans have irrevocably joined the riff-raff of cricket, who travel abroad only to make up the numbers, to be used as a punching bag by the hosts" The South African surrender in Sri...
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka script a memorable win against South Africa: The talking points from the...

Finally, the Sri Lankan cricket team is coming back to their old form, but on the other hand, South Africa have been very poor in terms of technique and temperament...... The South Africans arrived in the Emerald Isle with hopes...
Rangana Herath

A career of highs and lows: Time for Rangana Herath to make way?

The legendary Rangana Herath delivered the goods yet again, but has the time come for the legend to say goodbye?  The inevitable happened on Day 4 at Colombo. Sri Lanka comfortably defeated South Africa in the second Test by 199...
South Africa's Theunis de Bruyn plays a shot

Theunis de Bruyn brings about the much-needed positive outlook against spin

Theunis de Bruyn proved his worth under pressure......  Theunis de Bruyn might seem just any ordinary cricketer who has been pushed to the upper ranks in haste. After a drubbing in the first Test that was succeeded by the shock...
Niroshan Dickwella, Angelo Mathews Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis shows how it is done, but not enough to save South...

"Du Plessis with his high backlift has shown that he can play the ball with soft hands. It has taken good deliveries to get him out this series" South Africa are perhaps well on their way to losing the second...

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