1st Test: Sri Lanka v South Africa (27,28,29,30,31 July 2006)
In Sri Lanka's innings, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara (who made 287) shared a partnership worth 624 for the third wicket, a new world record in first class cricket for any wicket. Jayawardene eventually made the highest score by a Sri Lankan in Test cricket. Muralitharan then bowled 64 overs, taking six South African wickets as they were bowled out midway through the afternoon session on the final day to lose by an innings and 153 runs.
2nd Test: Sri Lanka v South Africa (4,5,6,7,8 August 2006)
Sri Lanka took the final Test by one wicket, in a match "neither side deserved to lose". South Africa opted to bat first, lost openers Gibbs and Hall for ducks, but captain Ashwell Prince shared a fifth-wicket stand of 141 with de Villiers, and Shaun Pollock also... Read More