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South Africa won their second Test series in Sri Lanka, after 21 years, the last one being soon after their readmission to international cricket, during the tour in 1993.

During the course of the second Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa at the SSC, Colombo, Morne Morkel became only the sixth bowler from his country

It is not the manner any team would like to regain their number one Test ranking. Staying second behind in the Test throughout, and managing to hold on to a draw just by the scruff of the neck.

Mahela Jayawardene continued his great run at his favourite venue, scoring his 11th century at the SSC, Colombo against South Africa to further improve the record he hold

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Vs South Africa 2nd Test: Live Scores at Colombo, Jul 24-28, 2014.Match scheduled to begin at 10:00 local time (04:30 GMT)

Very few teams over the years have come to Sri Lanka, and dominated a Test against the hosts, leave alone a series

There were plenty of apprehensions over how South Africa would fare in Sri Lanka considering their poor past record in the country. Also, they were beginning a new era under Hashim Amla as captain.

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Vs South Africa 1st Test: Live Scores at Galle, Jul 16-20, 2014.Match scheduled to begin at 10:00 local time (04:30 GMT)

Having tasted success in England, Sri Lanka began the home series against South Africa on a high.