South Africa Draw Final Test to Win Series vs Sri Lanka, Jump to Number One

Chasing a target of 369 in the second and final Test against Sri Lanka, South African tail fought off a determined attack from the hosts to draw match and ensure a 1-0 series win.

updated: July 28, 2014 19:36 IST
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The South African team celebrates after winning the Test series in Sri Lanka.

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Colombo: A gritty South African tail fought off Sri Lanka's spinners to snatch a nerve-jangling draw in the second Test and seal a historic 1-0 series win. (Scorecard)

The series victory propelled South Africa to the top of world Test ranking ahead of Australia and also ended their 21-year-old jinx on the island.

It was their first series win in Sri Lanka since 1993 when they first toured the country and defeated the hosts 1-0. South Africa had won the opening Test in Galle by 153 runs.

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