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Left-arm spin's resurgence, and series runs in vain

Dec 7, 2012: After a disappointing phase, left-arm spin has returned to Test cricket with a vengeance

S Rajesh

Hail South Africa

Dec 7, 2012: They are the deserved world No. 1, and this may well be their best team in a generation

Harsha Bhogle

Memories and memorabilia

Dec 6, 2012: Plenty of sporting history is on display wherever our correspondent heads on the last leg of her Australia tour

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Australia 2012-13

Australia need to fix trouble at the top

Dec 4, 2012: David Warner and Ed Cowan both made hundreds against South Africa but they have a way to go to make themselves a long-term opening pair

Brydon Coverdale

A short, sharp, compelling narrative

Dec 4, 2012: You could have argued for a longer series, but this one was close to perfect

Mark Nicholas

South Africa in Australia 2012-13

Du Plessis, Morkel's maturity biggest gains for SA

Dec 4, 2012: South Africa's marks out of ten, for the Test series against Australia

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Australia 2012-13

Hussey and Clarke stellar for Australia

Dec 4, 2012: Australia's marks out of ten for the Test series against South Africa

Daniel Brettig

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth, 4th day

When Ponting and Clarke averaged the same

Dec 3, 2012: Plays of the day from the fourth day of the third Test between Australia and South Africa in Perth

Firdose Moonda and Brydon Coverdale at the WACA

'For a small guy, he carried so much power'

Dec 3, 2012: Ricky Ponting exhausted and exasperated many a bowler during his career. Four of them look back at their battles with him

Interviews by Nagraj Gollapudi

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth, 3rd day

The post-Ponting puzzle

Dec 2, 2012: To fill the hole of Ricky Ponting, who retires after this Test, the structure of Australia's batting order may be reconsidered

Brydon Coverdale at the WACA

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth, 3rd day

De Villiers reverse sweeps to century

Dec 2, 2012: Plays of the day from the third day of the third Test between Australia and South Africa in Perth

Firdose Moonda and Brydon Coverdale at the WACA

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth, 2nd day

No fairytale for Ponting's finale

Dec 1, 2012: There was something fitting about Ricky Ponting's dismissal in Perth; like 17 years ago, a Pakistani umpire silenced the crowd with an lbw decision

Brydon Coverdale at the WACA

'Everything inside me didn't want to give it away'

Nov 30, 2012: It was a decision he took seven years ago that brought Faf du Plessis the heroic status he enjoys in South Africa today

Firdose Moonda

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth

Kallis strives to play in Ponting farewell

Nov 29, 2012: The Perth Test will be the last of Ricky Ponting's career, and South Africa's veteran Jacques Kallis is battling to be fit for it

Firdose Moonda in Perth

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth

'This is where it started, and will finish'

Nov 29, 2012: The Perth Test against South Africa will be Ricky Ponting's last. Below is a transcript of the press conference during which Ponting announced his decision to retire

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth

'I just want to give you some advice about batting at the WACA'

Nov 29, 2012: A four hour plane flight, 2600km travelled, three days off. The journey from the Adelaide Oval to the WACA could not provide a starker contrast for the players

Alex Malcolm

Just how much did Adelaide take out of Australia?

Nov 29, 2012: The two teams are evenly matched, but South Africa will struggle to get their balance sorted and Australia their fast bowlers' energy

Mark Nicholas

South Africa in Australia 2012-13

Bowlers' recovery a priority for South Africa

Nov 28, 2012: In an age where fast bowlers are getting injured increasingly frequently, South Africa are blessed with two spearheads whose bodies are more resilient

Firdose Moonda in Perth

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Perth

To sub, or not to sub?

Nov 28, 2012: Game-changing injuries during Australia's joust with South Africa have aided the case for substitutes in Test cricket. Once a taboo, the concept is gaining momentum

Daniel Brettig

South Africa in Australia 2012-13

Where's South Africa's next allrounder?

Nov 27, 2012: Ryan McLaren has been called up as cover for Jacques Kallis. The replacement is no where near the quality of the incumbent and South Africa's supply of allrounders seems to have dried up

Firdose Moonda
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Tour Results
Australia v South Africa at Perth - Nov 30-Dec 3, 2012
South Africa won by 309 runs
Australia v South Africa at Adelaide - Nov 22-26, 2012
Match drawn
Australia v South Africa at Brisbane - Nov 9-13, 2012
Match drawn
Australia A v Sth Africans at Sydney - Nov 2-4, 2012
Match drawn
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