Australia v South Africa 2008-09

December 26-30, 2008

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Melbourne

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South Africa 459 & 1 for 183 (Smith 75, McKenzie 59*) beat Australia 394 & 247 by 9 wickets
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

5th day
Bulletin - Smith leads South Africa to drought-breaking success
Peter English - It's not funny anymore
Brydon Coverdale - An empire in disarray
Peter Roebuck - A triumph beyond sport
Reactions - 'Absolutely incredible'
Quotes - 'South African cricket's greatest year' - Smith
Quotes - 'Rebuilding will take a while' - Ponting
Plays - Record years and stress fractures
Stats - Records galore for South Africa and Smith
Audio - Ian Chappell: Australia's major problem is bowling

4th day
Bulletin - Steyn stars as South Africa close on historic victory
Brydon Coverdale - Hayden must go
Quotes - 'I've got no history on my back
Quotes - Injuries and form worry Australia
Plays - Heads and Tales
Audio - Ian Chappell: Smith extracts best from bowlers

3rd day
Bulletin - Brilliant Duminy caps stunning revival with 166
Brydon Coverdale - The South African Mr Cricket
Quotes - A most disappointing day
Stats - Australia get a taste of their own medicine
Plays - Hussey's moments of glory and shame
Audio Ian Chappell: Weirdest day at the MCG
News - Lee's foot injury

2nd day
Bulletin - Siddle sparks dominant Australia's resurgence
Brydon Coverdale - Vicious after Christmas
Quotes - 'Their tailenders have good techniques' - Arthur
Plays - The third umpire's day
Audio - Ian Chappell: SA could trail by big margin
News - van Jaarsveld added to Test squad

1st day
Bulletin - South Africa fight back after Ponting century
Brydon Coverdale - Ponting bats himself some relief
Quotes - 'Did well to keep them under 300' - Ntini
Plays - McKenzie's costly drop

Preview package
News - Ponting seeks happy end to tough year
Preview - South Africa's eyes on the biggest prize
News - Settled South Africa gain self-belief
Stats - The best chance for Australia and Hayden

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