Opener Dimuth Karunaratne ton lifts Sri Lanka on tough day

Dean Elgar and nightwatchman Keshav Maharaj are at crease after a tough day’s cricket in Galle

Faf mulls option of seven batsmen or two spinners

SA need to have answers to selectorial questions ready on Thursday morning when Faf du Plessis walks out to the middle in Galle

Markram and his mates ready for spin wizards

Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Anil Kumble are, in that order, the top three wicket-takers in Test history

Bans stand for Smith, Warner

Cricket Australia handed 12-month bans to Smith and Warner, while batsman Cameron Bancroft received a nine-month suspension

Zaman’s 73 lifts Pakistan

Pakistan batted first, with Zaman’s knock helping his side race to 194/7

T-20: Pakistan down Zimbabwe

Captain Sarfraz Ahmed sees his side home with an unbeaten 38

Aussies smash records and hosts

Australia captain Aaron Finch powers his way to 172, a world record high score in T20 internationals

Life after AB as Proteas head for Sri Lanka

SA’s visit to Sri Lanka in July will be their first engagement since AB de Villiers’s retirement from international cricket on May 24

NEIL MANTHORP: Let’s remember why Test cricket is in a league of its own

Test cricket has survived for more than two centuries precisely because of its imperfections

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