January 2-6, 2005

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Sydney

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia 359 (Ponting 120, Gilchrist 86, Nel 4-81) and 2 for 288 (Ponting 143*, Hayden 90) beat South Africa 451 (Kallis 111, Prince 119) and 6 for 194 dec (Kallis 50, Gibbs 67) by eight wickets

Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Match package

5th day

Bulletin - Ponting inspires Australia to a 2-0 series win
Verdict - Smith proposes Ponting disposes
News - Graeme Smith plots revenge
News - Ponting admonishes McGrath and Lee
News - Botha's action reported to ICC
Gallery - Ponting leads Australia in record chase
Feature - Five futile declarations
Stats - Double declarations

4th day

Bulletin - Gibbs sparkles on a gloomy day
Verdict - The Kallis effect
News - SA complain of more racial abuse
News - McGrath reported
Gallery - Gibbs lights up dull day

3rd day

Bulletin - Ponting and Gilchrist reduce South Africa's advantage
Verdict - A centenary century
Tests - Century in 100th Test
Gallery - South Africa dominate despite Ponting's ton

2nd day

Bulletin - South Africa strike after making 451
Verdict - Advantage South Africa
News -Gilchrist ready for form turnaround
News -Lee gulity of dissent
News -Kallis in doubt for one-day series with elbow injury
Stats - MacGill takes 50 at the SCG

1st day

Bulletin - South Africa ride on Kallis and Prince
Verdict - Kallis - The man for a cloudy day
Bulletin - Kallis and Prince to the fore after early strikes

Preview package

Preview - A test for South Africa's bounce-back ability
Quotes - Appealing adds to the drama, says Langer
Quotes - SA to fight fire with fire: Nel
News - Ponting and Warne No.1