January 3-7, 2009

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Sydney

Australia 445 (Clarke 138, Johnson 64, Harris 3-84, Steyn 3-95) & 257 for 4 dec (Katich 61, Ponting 53) beat South Africa 327 (Boucher 89, Amla 51, Siddle 5-59) & 272 (Amla 59, de Villiers 56, Siddle 3-54) by 103 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

5th day
Bulletin - Australia win despite Smith's gutsy return
Peter English - The bravest man in world cricket
Quotes - Ponting backs out-of-form Hayden
Quotes - 'We haven't been that bad' - Ponting
Plays - Doubt but out
Audio - Ian Chappell: 'Smith wins Sydney hearts'

4th day
Bulletin - Ponting tempts South Africa to chase another miracle
Peter English - Dead-rubber syndrome hits South Africa
Quotes - 'Momentum the key' - Hussey
Plays - Exit Hayden?
Audio - Ian Chappell: 'Pitch is still playing well'

3rd day
Bulletin - Siddle's five gives Australia the edge
Peter English - South Africa crack on difficult pitch
Quotes - 'The game's not finished yet' - Boucher
Plays - Contrasting fortunes for the newbies
Audio - Ian Chappell: 300 will be a difficult target

2nd day
Bulletin - South Africa steady after Clarke ton
News - Smith out for six weeks after fracturing left hand
Quotes - Chief stabiliser on song yet again
Plays - Rousing reception for debutant Doug
Audio - Ian Chappell: Kallis and Amla can put SA on top

1st day
Bulletin - South Africa on top despite Clarke's fight
Peter English - New year but same old problems
Quotes - South Africa aim for first-innings advantage
Plays - A newbie in a happy daze, and SCG in the pink
Audio - Ian Chappell: Dropping Clarke may prove costly

Preview package
Preview - Dead rubber is full of life
News - Celebrating South Africa won't suffer hangover
News - Smith to play through the pain
News - Excited Bollinger wants to keep it simple
Stats - South Africa's form trumps Australian record