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South Africa draw Test, jump to number one spot

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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 on the island. 

South African captain Hashim Amla (right) reacts after he was dismissed by Sri Lankan spinner Dilruwan Perera during their final day of the second Test match at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) ground in Colombo on July 28, 2014

The series victory propelled South Africa to the top of world Test ranking ahead of Australia and also ended their 21-year-old jinx in Sri Lanka where they last won a Test series in 1993.

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