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Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 2nd day

Smith hundred steers South Africa

Nov 23, 2012: Another day, another captain's innings. Graeme Smith's century on the second afternoon in Adelaide might not have had the elegance of Michael Clarke's double-hundred on day one, but it was no less important for his side

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

South Africa in Australia 2012-13

Adaptable South Africa face Adelaide adjustment

Nov 19, 2012: South Africa struggled with the conditions at the Gabba and they will hope not to be similarly surprised at Adelaide Oval

Firdose Moonda in Adelaide

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Brisbane, 5th day

No-balls or no calls?

Nov 13, 2012: Bowlers might find it frustrating when umpires check for a no-ball after a batsman is dismissed, but they have nobody to blame but themselves

Brydon Coverdale in Brisbane

All eyes on the batsmen

Nov 8, 2012: Australia and South Africa have formidable pace attacks, so it will probably be those who perform best against those bowlers who will decide the series

Mark Nicholas

Delhi Daredevils v Perth Scorchers, CLT20, Cape Town

Delhi knock out Perth in low-scorer

Oct 21, 2012: Delhi Daredevils moved to the top of the table after a tight win that knocked out Perth Scorchers

The Report by Siddarth Ravindran

KKR v Daredevils, Group A, CLT20, Centurion

All-IPL contest provides engaging duels

Oct 14, 2012: For South African fans who don't get to watch star players in heated action regularly, the match was a prime example of how engaging these battles are. Three of them caught the eye

Firdose Moonda at Centurion

KKR v Delhi, Champions League T20, Group A, Centurion

Jayawardene moves on from T20 flashbacks

Oct 12, 2012: One Twenty20 tournament has rolled into another with barely time for the players to stop and think. For Mahela Jayawardene that has meant getting over defeat pretty quickly

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Australia, 2012-13

Dependability versus depth in pace battle

Oct 11, 2012: South Africa's Test touring party to Australia contained few surprises, but it also outlined the clear contrast in how the two teams will handle their fast bowlers

Daniel Brettig

Sri Lanka v South Africa, World T20 2012, Group C, Hambantota

SL undone by 'home' conditions

Sep 22, 2012: Home advantage didn't play in Sri Lanka's favour as South Africa relished the conditions and their recent experience

Andrew Fernando in Hambantota

South Africa in England 2012

The cream of the crop

Aug 22, 2012: The contest between the attacks that was supposed to dictate the terms of the series never materialised because England's bowlers could not hold a candle to South Africa's

Telford Vice

South Africa in England 2012

Few weak links as seniors stand tall

Aug 21, 2012: ESPNcricinfo assess the performance of the eleven players who took South Africa to the top of the world

Firdose Moonda

England v South Africa, 3rd Investec Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Bairstow battles to keep England alive

Aug 17, 2012: Jonny Bairstow kept England alive at Lord's after South Africa's pace attack had threatened to overwhelm them

The Report by David Hopps

England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 3rd day

South Africa's planning given proper test

Aug 4, 2012: All South Africa's plans had worked beautifully for first half of the series, but one stunning innings left them searching for answer they couldn't find

Firdose Moonda at Headingley

England v SA, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 3rd day

Thrilling Pietersen ton ignites Test

Aug 4, 2012: It was brash, it was brilliant and it came almost out of the blue. Even by his own extreme standards, Kevin Pietersen's 21st Test century was one of his most remarkable

The Report by David Hopps

South Africa in England 2012

Morne Morkel shows his mongrel

Jul 29, 2012: Morne Morkel did not start the England tour particularly well but soon improved and played a key role in the victory at The Oval

Firdose Moonda in Leeds

England v South Africa, 1st Investec Test, The Oval, 2nd day

Anti-hero Steyn disproves mantra

Jul 20, 2012: He may profess to being just another member of the attack but Dale Steyn once again showed that leadership comes naturally

Firdose Moonda at The Oval

England v South Africa, 1st Investec Test, The Oval, 2nd day

South Africa consolidate after bowlers fight back

Jul 20, 2012: This is what a contest for the No. 1 ranking should be like; intense, gripping and fluctuating

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

England v SA, 1st Investec Test, The Oval

Sluggish South Africa lack innovation

Jul 19, 2012: South Africa's much-vaunted bowling attack endured a tough opening day of the series that left them scratching their heads for inspiration

Firdose Moonda at The Oval

England v SA, 1st Investec Test, The Oval

England - beauty in the eye of the beholder

Jul 19, 2012: England have endured some dark days at The Oval but Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott shared a partnership that demonstrates how far they have progressed

George Dobell at The Oval

England v South Africa, 1st Investec Test, The Oval, 1st day

Cook hundred gives England control

Jul 19, 2012: Through Alastair Cook's 20th Test hundred, a chanceless innings, it was England who ended the opening day in control on a healthy 267 for 3

The Report by Andrew McGlashan
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