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Australia v South Africa, second Test, Melbourne, 2008-09

From hopelessness to neverland

Sep 5, 2010: South Africa's epochal series win in Australia had everything international sport should

Neil Manthorp

It takes two, baby

Mar 4, 2009: Six of the highest 13 partnerships in Test cricket have come in the last six-odd years; the last three months alone have produced six remarkable stands

Rob Steen

The importance of spin in middle overs of ODIs

Jan 30, 2009: How South Africa have controlled overs 16 to 40 in their series against Australia

S Rajesh

For the love of Duminy

Jan 21, 2009: Test cricket's very first Jean-Paul is a once-in-a-generation player marked for greatness, as his feats in Australia prove

Rob Steen

Doubts derailed local hero

Jan 13, 2009: After surviving a series of career-threatening slumps, Hayden had the energy and the ability, but not the desire

Peter English

New-look Amla breaks South Africa's No. 3 jinx

Jan 9, 2009: Hashim Amla made a slow start to his Test career, but over the last year he has grown immensely in stature

S Rajesh

Hail Biff the brave

Jan 8, 2009: Surely after his heroics on the last day in Sydney, Graeme Smith must own the hearts of all South Africa?

Robert Houwing

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Sydney, 5th day

The bravest man in world cricket

Jan 7, 2009: South Africa own the bravest man in world cricket, but having Graeme Smith was not enough to secure the most dramatic of draws

Peter English at the SCG

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

Dead-rubber syndrome hits SA

Jan 6, 2009: South Africa have done some fabulous impersonations of previous Australian teams while winning this series, but over the past four days they have also copied the dead-rubber syndrome that afflicted sides led by Steve Waugh and Mark Taylor

Peter English at the SCG

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

South Africa crack on difficult pitch

Jan 5, 2009: Cracks have been forming all over the place during this series. For two Tests the brittleness was Australia's, but in Sydney the fault lines have been shaking South Africa

Peter English at the SCG

Catch 'em young

Jan 4, 2009: Cricket Australia need to find fresh faces in a hurry, but they may have left it too late already

Ian Chappell

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Sydney, 1st day

New year but same old problems

Jan 3, 2009: A new year comes with the same problems despite all the resolutions and promises of change

Peter English at the SCG

The year of South Africa and Graeme Smith

Jan 2, 2009: The year of the IPL also contained some truly memorable moments from Test cricket. We look back at the important numbers from 2008

S Rajesh

South Africa greats hail triumph in Australia

'Absolutely incredible'

Dec 30, 2008: South Africa greats hail triumph in Australia

Nagraj Gollapudi

A triumph beyond sport

Dec 30, 2008: The significance of South Africa's historic series win transcends cricket

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 5th day

It's not funny anymore

Dec 30, 2008: Australia's rebuild has turned into a major unplanned renovation after the series defeat to South Africa

Peter English

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 4th day

Hayden must go

Dec 29, 2008: If Matthew Hayden does not decide to end his career after this match, Australia's selectors must be brave enough to finish it for him

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

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

A most disappointing day - Clarke

Dec 28, 2008: The one-sided day has left Australia with little chance of levelling the series in the next two days

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

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

The South African Mr Cricket

Dec 28, 2008: It is a measure of South Africa's batting strength that JP Duminy was not in their starting line-up when the tour began. In a similar way that Michael Hussey's first few months of Test cricket left non-Australians wondering how on earth he had been overlo

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

Vicious after Christmas

Dec 27, 2008: South Africa's batsmen struggled through one of the more ferocious spells of the summer as Peter Siddle finished the day with 3 for 24 from 13 overs

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG
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Australia v South Africa at Perth - Jan 30, 2009
South Africa won by 39 runs
Australia v South Africa at Adelaide - Jan 26, 2009
South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 71 balls remaining)
Australia v South Africa at Sydney - Jan 23, 2009
South Africa won by 3 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)
Australia v South Africa at Hobart - Jan 18, 2009
Australia won by 5 runs
Australia v South Africa at Melbourne - Jan 16, 2009
South Africa won by 3 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
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