December 17-21, 2008

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth

South Africa 281 & 4 for 414 (Smith 108, de Villiers 106*, Kallis 57, Amla 53, Duminy 50*) beat Australia 375 & 319 by 6 wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

5th day
Bulletin - de Villiers exorcises demons with record-breaking chase
Brydon Coverdale - Australian aura fades away
Robert Houwing - South African weaklings turn bullies
Quotes - Chokers no more
Quotes - Ponting ponders changes to bowling line-up
Stats - Smith's fourth-innings heroics
Plays of the day - Lee way for South Africa
Audio - Ian Chappell: Australia's vulnerability exposed

4th day
Bulletin - Smith hundred allows South Africa to dream
Brydon Coverdale - Smith 2.0 upgrade works wonders
Plays of the day - Australia's drinking problem
Quotes - 'Tomorrow the most important day of summer' - Lee
Quotes - Nielson questions three-hour sessions
Audio - Ian Chappell: Expect Australia to win

3rd day
Bulletin - Australia in control but South Africa refuse to fold
Brydon Coverdale - Ridden by doubt, Hayden's time is running out
Quotes - Queering the pitch for South Africa
Audio - Ian Chappell: South Africa lack belief
Plays of the day - An umpiring blooper

2nd day
Bulletin - Johnson's magnificent seven stun South Africa
Brydon Coverdale - Johnson has a ball in his new home
Quotes - 'We don't see the game as down and out' - Kallis
Audio - Ian Chappell: Advantage Australia
Plays of the day - Decisions, decisions

1st day
Bulletin - Opening exchanges live up to the hype
Brydon Coverdale - Neither side goes the distance
Quotes - Katich reacquaints himself with the WACA
Plays of the day - Duck, duck, goose?
Audio - Ian Chappell: SA attack lack the intimidating factor

Preview package
News - Calm Smith shakes off mind games
Preview - Australia face major challenge at home
News - Teams go for spin
Audio - Ian Chappell: 'Steyn key to SA's chances'