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.
South Africa managed to pull off a tense day late on day five in Colombo, resisting the Sri Lanka spinners to take the series one-nil and thus reclaim the number one Test ranking off Australia.
Batsman Kumar Sangakkara questioned South Africa's defensive tactics, as Sri Lanka maintained command on day four of the second and final Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo on Sunday.
Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella has copped a match fee fine of 10 percent - and an official reprimand - after claiming an unfair catch during day three of the second and final Test against South Africa at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo.
South Africa slipped to 38 for one - and a hefty 331-run deficit - on a rain-affected fourth day of the second and final Test against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo on Sunday.