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Cricket: Hashim Amla praises his South Africa side after Test series victory

Cricket: Hashim Amla praises his South Africa side after Test series victory

Hashim Amla paid tribute to the dogged resistance shown by his side after a draw against Sri Lanka in Colombo ensured he ended his first Test series as South Africa captain with a victory.

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South Africa regain world No 1 Test ranking after drawing with Sri Lanka in Colombo

A combination of thunderstorms and stoic resistance helped South Africa regain the world No 1 Test ranking as their second Test against Sri Lanka ended in a stalemate after a tense finale in Colombo.

Sri Lanka and South Africa both have chances to win in Colombo

The second Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Colombo looks set for a thrilling conclusion on Monday.

Sri Lanka v South Africa: Sri Lanka stay in control of South Africa in Colombo

A five-wicket haul from Dilruwan Perera helped Sri Lanka stay in control of South Africa on the third day of the second Test in Colombo.

Sri Lanka v South Africa: Mahela Jayawardene lays foundation for hosts on day two

Sri Lanka tightened their grip on the second Test with South Africa on day two as they made 421 before reducing the visitors to 98-3 at the close.

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Moyes might not do too badly here, Sociedad are very similar to Everton (when Moyes took over there). He has little pressure, he can get a side to play half decent football (eventually), and he will give the best of the youth team the ...

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