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Australia A v South Africans, Sydney, 3rd day

Steyn fires up for Australia batsmen

Nov 4, 2012: When Steyn decides he is in the mood, it's time to be afraid. Very afraid. He was in the mood on the final afternoon against Australia A

Firdose Moonda at the SCG

Australia A v South Africans, Sydney, 3rd day

Amla and colleagues enjoy valuable batting time

Nov 4, 2012: A fiery spell from Dale Steyn, described by Jacques Rudolph as the "quickest I have seen in six or seven years," was the final act of the drawn tour match at the SCG. After the South African top eight had all batted, they chose to give their quicks a last

The Report by Firdose Moonda at the SCG

Australia A v South Africans, Sydney, 2nd day

Amla pleased with match practice

Nov 3, 2012: South Africans are playing their only warm-up ahead of the Test series on a pitch that is unlikely to resemble anything that their title defence will start on

Firdose Moonda at the SCG

Australia A v South Africans, Sydney, 2nd day

Elegant Doolan states his Test case

Nov 3, 2012: Alex Doolan's silky century against the No. 1 team in the world at the SCG has only strengthened his case for Test selection

Daniel Brettig at the SCG

Australia A v South Africans, Sydney, 2nd day

South Africans cruise despite loss of Petersen

Nov 3, 2012: The top three South African batsmen spent significant time in the middle, with the captain Graeme Smith scoring a confident 60 before retiring

The Report by Firdose Moonda at the SCG

South Africa in Australia 2012-13

Contrite Quiney reserves judgement on tourists

Nov 2, 2012: Watching Rob Quiney compile a sprightly innings for Australia A against the South Africans, the selectors John Inverarity and Rod Marsh would have seen plenty to like

Daniel Brettig

Australia A v South Africans, Sydney, 1st day

South Africa won't field all-pace attack

Nov 2, 2012: Russell Domingo, South Africa's assistant coach, has all but ruled out the possibility of dropping legspinner Imran Tahir from the XI for the first Test in Brisbane

Firdose Moonda at the SCG

South Africa in Australia 2012-13

Steyn fires but Australia A show fight

Nov 2, 2012: Two century stands denied the South African attack the chance to live up to their reputation as the world's best

The Report by Firdose Moonda at the SCG

South Africa in Australia 2012-13

Older Hughes hopes he's wiser too

Nov 1, 2012: In the tour match against South Africa in Sydney, Phillip Hughes will have the chance to make an impression against the side he began his now flagging Test career against with a bang

Daniel Brettig in Sydney

Australia A v South Africans, Sydney

Steyn's masterclass in durability

Nov 1, 2012: Though modesty caused Dale Steyn to shy away from the assertion that he is the best bowler in the world, it cannot be disputed that over the past eight years he has been the best managed

Daniel Brettig

Australia A v South Africans, Sydney

Maxwell's spin put to the test

Nov 1, 2012: This time last week, as he was doing the rounds to inform players of their inclusion for Australia A against the South Africans, the national selector John Inverarity called Glenn Maxwell. The conversation featured not only a notification of Maxwell's sel

Daniel Brettig

Australia A v South Africans, Sydney

'Crash-test dummies' ready for world's best

Nov 1, 2012: Andrew McDonald, the Australia A captain, has said his batting line-up will "be sent in as crash-test dummies" against South Africa's pace attack ahead of the first Test

Firdose Moonda in Sydney
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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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