Sri Lanka buoyed by recent Test success - Herath

Rangana Herath, who led Sri Lanka to a 2-0 sweep of Zimbabwe in his first series as captain, has said that the team's recent run in Test cricket bodes well for the South Africa tour, which starts with the Boxing Day Test in Port Elizabeth.

Sri Lanka's 257-run victory in Harare in the second Test was their fifth successive win - they swept Australia 3-0 at home prior to this series - to equal their second-longest winning streak in Tests.

"If you take the Australian series, the 3-0 win gave us a lot of confidence for the Zimbabwe tour," Herath said on Saturday. "Now that we have beaten Zimbabwe and won five Tests in a row, I am sure that confidence will help us for the South African tour. I am 100 percent certain about the confidence of our players that they will do well in South Africa."

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