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Mahela Jayawardene takes the catch to dismiss Faf du Plessis, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day, July 28, 2014 (ESPNCI)


Please, please, please!!: Sri Lanka appeal desperately for Dale Steyn's wicket, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day, July 28, 2014 (ESPNCI)


Rangana Herath is ecstatic after his fifth wicket, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day, July 28, 2014 (ESPNCI)


Kaushal Silva goes airborne, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day, July 28, 2014 (ESPNCI)


The Sri Lanka players are up in arms for the wicket of JP Duminy, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day, July 28, 2014 (ESPNCI)


Over 63.2: Faf du Plessis survives a confident shout for lbw after a review, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day, July 28, 2014 (ESPNCI)


Rangana Herath is mobbed by team-mates for dismissing Quinton de Kock, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day, July 28, 2014 (ESPNCI)


Angelo Mathews fails to grab on to the outside edge, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day, July 28, 2014 (ESPNCI)

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* Graeme Smith: Great to see Proteas back as No 1 Test team

July 31 (ESPNCI) South Africa’s former captain Graeme Smith has praised the team for regaining the top spot in the ICC Test ranking. Smith, responding to the Proteas’ 1-0 away series triumph over Sri Lanka, posted on his Twitter account that it is great to see that the team is back at number 1, but still couldn’t quite understand how it managed to get manipulated away. The Proteas lost their grip on the No 1 position, after the rare home loss, despite having beaten Australia in each of their last two series Down Under, and boasting a particularly glowing away record.
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* England eye win after perfect day

July 30 (ESPNCI) England continued to play the near-perfect Test and India were powerless to hinder them. At times it looked like they weren't even trying, as the cracks in their 1-0 series lead spider-webbed towards shattering point. The home side did everything right on the fourth day in Southampton. James Anderson mopped up the last two Indian wickets in 4.1 overs;
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* Kallis retires from international cricket

July 30 (ESPNCI) Jacques Kallis has announced his retirement from international cricket, across all three formats. The South Africa batsman had quit Tests late last year and decided to call time on his limited-overs career after the recent poor one-day tour of Sri Lanka. Kallis will, however, continue to play T20 franchise cricket for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL and for Sydney Thunder in the BBL.
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