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South Africa saved the second Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) against Sri Lanka in what was an absolutely exhilarating game. Sri Lankans led gallantly through their indefatigable Rangana Herath and a good support from Dilruwan Perera. Despite two rain interruptions, the ebb and flow of this heart-stopping game was prevalent throughout. Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers’s heroics mid-day ended up being crucial and Vernon Philander played out the last half of the day’s play.
South Africa won the Test series 1-0 as a result of this draw. This was the first time the Proteas have won a Test series in Sri Lanka, having won their first ODI series in the country earlier in the same tour. South Africa also regained the number one spot in the ICC rankings, displacing Australia from the position.
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