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Australia v South Africa, 2012-13

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

Gideon Haigh

'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

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

Faf celebrated in the land he denied

Nov 27, 2012: Faf du Plessis' epic fourth-innings hundred, which lasted nearly eight hours in the heat and humidity of Adelaide, is one of the greatest match-saving innings

Mark Nicholas

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 5th day

Du Plessis' lesson in stonewalling

Nov 26, 2012: Faf du Plessis' epic rearguard century was the stuff of dreams for his team, and a nightmare that just wouldn't go away for Australia

Firdose Moonda at Adelaide Oval

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 5th day

Can South Africa draw inspiration?

Nov 26, 2012: South Africa have still not lost a Test away from home since February 2010 but Graeme Smith knows his side have been well below their best in Australia

Firdose Moonda at Adelaide Oval

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 5th day

Clarke backs Ponting to rebound

Nov 26, 2012: Michael Clarke is far less equivocal about Ricky Ponting's international future than the man himself, insisting his predecessor as leader can prosper again

Daniel Brettig at Adelaide Oval

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 5th day

Australia count the cost

Nov 26, 2012: Michael Clarke has a tough task to pick up his players in time for the Perth Test and his bowling attack may need to be reshaped after the efforts in Adelaide

Daniel Brettig at Adelaide Oval

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Adelaide

Du Plessis leads South Africa's great escape

Nov 26, 2012: Statistical highlights from the Adelaide Test between Australia and South Africa

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 5th day

Du Plessis survives three reviews and an edge

Nov 26, 2012: Plays of the Day from the final day of the Adelaide Test

Firdose Moonda at Adelaide Oval

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 5th day

Smith holds out hope for Kallis

Nov 26, 2012: Jacques Kallis will play in the third Test in Perth if he is fit enough to bat and field, although he will definitely not bowl

Firdose Moonda at Adelaide Oval

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 5th day

Debutant du Plessis stars in thrilling draw

Nov 26, 2012: The debutant Faf du Plessis helped South Africa hang on for a thrilling draw on the final day in Adelaide

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 4th day

South Africa wave the white flag

Nov 25, 2012: South Africa don't look anything like the side that dominated England earlier this year and if it is killer instinct they are lacking in, they are in some trouble

Firdose Moonda at Adelaide Oval

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 4th day

Pressure personified

Nov 25, 2012: Australia's bowlers and fielders were relentless on the fourth day, keeping South Africa under constant pressure despite the absence of James Pattinson

Daniel Brettig at Adelaide Oval

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 4th day

Birthday boy dismisses birthday boy

Nov 25, 2012: Plays of the Day for the fourth day of the second Test between Australia and South Africa in Adelaide

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 4th day

Where to now for Imran Tahir?

Nov 25, 2012: The long and winding road that Imran Tahir travelled from Pakistan to England to South Africa is in danger of becoming a dead end.

Firdose Moonda at Adelaide Oval

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 4th day

Pattinson ruled out for Test summer

Nov 25, 2012: Pain from an unusual side and rib injury that has ruled James Pattinson out for the rest of the Test summer was so acute that Ricky Ponting revealed the 22-year-old fast bowler "could hardly breathe" after bowling on the third day in Adelaide

Daniel Brettig at Adelaide Oval

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 4th day

Bowlers keep Australia in control

Nov 25, 2012: Zero to one millimetre of rain is forecast for the final day in Adelaide. One millimetre can be enough to save a batsman if a bowler has overstepped the crease but it won't be sufficient to rescue South Africa in this Test

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

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

No nerves for du Plessis

Nov 24, 2012: Faf du Plessis displayed maturity and patience in his knock of 78, and seems to be the right man to take a South African middle-order spot

Firdose Moonda at Adelaide Oval

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

Ponting, Quiney wobble as Watson improves

Nov 24, 2012: Ricky Ponting may have only one more Test to prove his worth to Australia's 2013 Ashes campaign and Rob Quiney's brief moment in the sun appears to be over

Daniel Brettig at Adelaide Oval
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