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Sri Lanka Skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan proudly claims that the Durban victory was one of the greatest wins for his country. The Lankans tasted their maiden Test victory on South African soil when they crushed the hosts by 208 runs inside four days in the Boxing Day Test Match at Kingsmead, Durban.

Rangana Herath captured five wickets as South Africa chasing a daunting target of 450 collapsed in their second innings to lose the Second Test at Durban by a huge margin of 208 runs. The unsung Sri Lankans bounced back to level the 3-Test Series 1-1 with the decider to be played at Cape Town from January 3rd next year.

Kumar Sangakkara made Proteas pay heavily for dropping him early in the day by cracking a 28thTest hundred and thus helping Sri Lanka to a massive lead by the close of Day 3 at Durban.

Former Sri Lankan Skipper Mahela Jayawardene became the first player of his country to go past the magical 10,000 run-mark in Test Cricket. He now is the 9th player overall in the history to achieve this wonderful feat which speaks of a batsman's immense talent with consistency and longevity.

Sri Lanka finished at 289 for 7 in 89.3 overs at Stumps on Day 1 with tall debutant fast bowler Marchant de Lange claiming four wickets. The visitors were fighting back nicely in the final session through a sixth wicket stand...

Sri Lanka have asked rookie pacer Kansiska Alvitigala along with Dhammika Prasad to join the struggling team in South Africa. Earlier it was reported that Nuwan Kulasekara was going to fly with Prasad to South Africa...

Sri Lanka having conceded an innings defeat in the first Test at Centurion have added up pacers - Nuwan Kulasekara and Dhammika Prasad to their squad for the remaining two Tests.