Sri Lanka dominated the second Test in Colombo from day one, and yet they could not take all 20 South African wickets and level the series. Their spinners were impressive, and Mahela Jayawardene's ton was the highlight.
The second Test between South Africa and Sri Lanka and Colombo ended in a draw, with Sri Lanka falling two wickets short of a win and the Proteas battling hard with the bat all match after falling behind the pace early on.
It would not be surprising if Peter Moores is feeling a bit like the substitute officer as his bedraggled team head down to the Rose Bowl at a decreasing rate of knots.
The media had a lot to write about following England's 95-run defeat to India at Lord's, and most chose to focus on the hosts' failures, from Alastair Cook's captaincy, to Matt Prior's place in the side.
Fresh ideas are needed, not glib platitudes thrown about in an attempt to justify failure, writes Peter Miller.