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Australia v South Africa, 2012-13

May 16, 2013: Wisden's review of the first Test, Australia v South Africa, 2012-13

Gideon Haigh

Is the no-ball law too exact?

Nov 21, 2012: Most rules are in favour of the batsman. Maybe it is time to give bowlers the line at least

Mark Nicholas

South Africa in Australia 2012-13

South Africa batsmen easily distracted - Warner

Nov 15, 2012: South Africa's batsmen were too easily distracted when batting during the first Test and should improve their concentration, says David Warner

Daniel Brettig

The hundred Ed had to have

Nov 15, 2012: Cowan's century at the Gabba was a celebration of bloody-minded determination over hope

Mark Nicholas

South Africa in Australia 2012-13

Australia's intimidation tactics 'humorous' - Amla

Nov 14, 2012: Hashim Amla made light of the Australian attitude of aggression, calling it "quite humorous," and brushed aside any suggestion of being intimidated

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Australia 2012-13

Squad rethink required for South Africa

Nov 14, 2012: The indifferent performance in the field by South Africa at the Gabba needs to be rectified, and perhaps its time for some radical changes in the team to be made

Firdose Moonda

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

South Africa need more killer instinct

Nov 13, 2012: Despite reaching the No. 1 rankings, Graeme Smith's side is yet to win two Test matches in succession in almost three years

Firdose Moonda at the Gabba

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

Clarke's positivity rubs off on Australia

Nov 13, 2012: Michael Clarke has instilled into his own side that it is possible to win from any situation. The attacking mindset was personified by James Pattinson's fiery spell, for example

Brydon Coverdale in Brisbane

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

South Africa's squad set to disperse after drawn Test

Nov 13, 2012: Gary Kirsten is flying home to South Africa for a short break, while the rest of the squad will also go on short trips ahead of the Adelaide Test

Firdose Moonda at the Gabba

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

The angry Australian

Nov 13, 2012: Plays of the Day from the fifth day of the first Test in Brisbane

Firdose Moonda and Brydon Coverdale at the Gabba

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

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

Australia on points as South Africa battle to draw

Nov 13, 2012: South Africa began the first Test looking every inch the world's best team. They ended it cornered, scrapping unattractively to secure a draw

The Report by Daniel Brettig

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

Clarke perfects blueprint for the captain's innings

Nov 12, 2012: Match-altering, lead-from-the-front innings have become Australia captain Michael Clarke's trademark over the past year

Brydon Coverdale in Brisbane

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

Ed Cowan proves he belongs

Nov 12, 2012: At the Gabba, Australia opener Ed Cowan not only staved off Test cricket's best bowling attack, he flourished against them

Brydon Coverdale in Brisbane

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

World's best attack brought down to earth

Nov 12, 2012: There will be days when a pitch has nothing in it, South Africa are out of ideas and a Michael Clarke is hard to remove. And they will need to know what to do on those days - something they did not know today

Firdose Moonda at the Gabba

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

Clarke dominates run fest at the Gabba

Nov 12, 2012: Stats highlights from day four of the first Test in Brisbane

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

Cowan's nervous lunch, and Taylor's gaffe

Nov 12, 2012: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the fourth day at the Gabba

Brydon Coverdale and Firdose Moonda

Australia v South Africa, first Test, Brisbane

Ritchie dumped from Adelaide Test gig

Nov 12, 2012: Greg Ritchie has been dumped from a planned speaking engagement at the annual Adelaide Test match dinner after his offensive comments at the Gabba

Brydon Coverdale in Brisbane

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Brisbane, 4th day

Clarke, Cowan and Hussey dominate SA

Nov 12, 2012: Ed Cowan smoothed the path for Michael Clarke and Michael Hussey to run South Africa ragged as Australia closed day four on 4 for 487

The Report by Daniel Brettig

Australia v South Africa, first Test, Brisbane

Will lack of a spin option hurt South Africa?

Nov 11, 2012: Although the pitch hasn't taken much turn, it is a pitch that requires bowlers to put a lot of effort in and South Africa may find a need for someone to provide respite to the quicks, which they now don't have

Firdose Moonda
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