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India v England, 3rd Test, Kolkata, 3rd day

Cook's lapse does not cost England

Dec 7, 2012: It is a mark of the expectations England's captain has of himself that even 190 didn't feel like enough. Still, his team never let control of the match slip

George Dobell in Kolkata

South Africa in Australia 2012-13

Du Plessis, Peterson among South Africa's huge gains

Dec 4, 2012: South Africa will leave Australia knowing they have unearthed a new Test batsman and resurrected a forgotten spinner, and they are stronger for it

Firdose Moonda

South Africa in Australia 2012-13

Bowlers suffer in unusually high-scoring series

Dec 4, 2012: The series average of 41.18 is the highest among the 25 series that these two teams have played in. A review of the statistical highs and lows in the series

S Rajesh

South Africa in Australia 2012-13

Du Plessis, Steyn stay back for brief BBL stint

Dec 4, 2012: South African fans back home will have to wait a while before they can welcome their No.1 Test team, in its complete form

Firdose Moonda in Perth

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

South Africa rightly the best side - Clarke

Dec 3, 2012: Australia captain Michael Clarke pointed to South Africa's ability to make their positions of advantage count as being the difference between the two sides

Brydon Coverdale at the WACA

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

'All of us will miss Ricky' - Smith

Dec 3, 2012: Graeme Smith has declared Ricky Ponting the opponent he has most respected during his career, and said South Africa's forming a guard of honour for Ponting was never in doubt

Brydon Coverdale at the WACA

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

'Humbled' Smith targets South Africa legacy

Dec 3, 2012: Graeme Smith said it 'meant the world' for South Africa to win their second successive series in Australia and hold on to the No. 1 ranking

Firdose Moonda at the WACA

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

Ponting's high praise for Smith's men

Dec 3, 2012: South Africa overcame significant trouble in the first two Tests and produced a compelling performance in the third

Firdose Moonda at the WACA

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

At the end, Ponting returns to roots

Dec 3, 2012: Ricky Ponting has always been a tough cricketer. But his emotional side, for once, came to the surface when he spoke after his final Test for Australia

Brydon Coverdale at the WACA

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

Ponting's low, Starc's high

Dec 3, 2012: Stats highlights from South Africa's emphatic victory in Perth

S Rajesh

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

'I'll miss the mateship, I'll miss the dressing room'

Dec 3, 2012: Ricky Ponting reflects on his 17-year career after playing his final Test, against South Africa in Perth

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

An emotional end to Ponting's storied career

Dec 3, 2012: There were a couple of glimpses of the vintage Ponting in his final innings, but he will be content to have made the right call to retire

Brydon Coverdale at the WACA

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

Big win confirms South Africa as No. 1

Dec 3, 2012: South Africa embossed their No. 1 ranking with a fearful hiding of Australia in the series-deciding third Test in Perth

The Report by Daniel Brettig

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

Amla performs in one-day gear

Dec 2, 2012: Hashim Amla has scored several different centuries this year. His latest at the WACA was compiled in one-day mode

Firdose Moonda at the WACA

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

The AB de Villiers of old returns

Dec 2, 2012: Is it a coincidence that AB de Villiers played his most compelling innings since becoming South Africa's wicketkeeper in the Test that he had to keep the least?

Firdose Moonda in Perth

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

Lillee not a fan of resting bowlers

Dec 2, 2012: Australia's bowling stocks lack a definite spearhead, according to Dennis Lillee, a go-to fast bowler that can move up a gear to break open the game

Brydon Coverdale at the WACA

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

Amla and de Villiers set target of 632

Dec 2, 2012: Australia have been set the distant target of 632 to win the third Test and the series after South Africa were bowled out for 569 in a rollicking final session

The Report by Daniel Brettig

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

Clarke without answers on the worst of days

Dec 1, 2012: Michael Clarke had no answers as South Africa raced ahead in the Perth Test, virtually shutting out Australia's hopes of becoming the No. 1 Test side

Brydon Coverdale at the WACA

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

South Africa's unsung performer

Dec 1, 2012: Morne Morkel was not South Africa's most successful bowler on the second day in Perth, but he provided exactly what his team needed

Firdose Moonda at the WACA

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

South Africa 'go hard' for Perth glory

Dec 1, 2012: Australia will have to be prepared to chase anything on a pitch where South Africa look increasingly at home

Firdose Moonda
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