Australia v South Africa 2008-09

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Australia v South Africa 2008-09

Apr 15, 2009: Wisden's review of Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, 2008-09

Chloe Saltau

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Melbourne

End the spin uncertainty

Dec 23, 2008: Australia's rotation of their spinners, which continued on Monday with Nathan Hauritz replacing Jason Krejza, must be stopped

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Melbourne

Lee and Hayden not washed up

Dec 23, 2008: Australia's selectors hope Brett Lee and Matthew Hayden will continue to be part of their plans for the Ashes

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Melbourne

Hilfenhaus in for MCG as Krejza dropped

Dec 22, 2008: Ben Hilfenhaus has been called to provide Australia with another bowling option for the second Test on Boxing Day

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth

Haddin backs Lee to hit his straps

Dec 22, 2008: Brad Haddin has backed Brett Lee to return to his best despite taking only one wicket in Australia's loss to South Africa in Perth

Brydon Coverdale

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth

Debutant Duminy lives the dream

Dec 22, 2008: Test debuts don't come much more rewarding than the one JP Duminy experienced in Perth

Brydon Coverdale

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 5th day

Ponting ponders Hilfenhaus or Bollinger for Melbourne

Dec 21, 2008: Australia's inability to defend 414 in Perth has left Ricky Ponting considering bowling changes for next week's Boxing Day Test in Melbourne

Brydon Coverdale in Perth

Weaklings turn bullies

Dec 21, 2008: South Africa have never, yet, snared a series in Australia. But suddenly their corner looks very compellingly like the one to be in

Robert Houwing

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 5th day

Australia's aura fades away

Dec 21, 2008: Australia's aura is fading by the day, and they face an uphill battle to avoid a home-series defeat to South Africa

Brydon Coverdale in Perth

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 5th day

Smith's fourth-innings heroics

Dec 21, 2008: Stats highlights from South Africa's historic run-chase against Australia in Perth

S Rajesh

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 5th day

Chokers no more

Dec 21, 2008: History is written by the victors and this year South Africa have made so many alterations to the accepted version that the past is now irrelevant

Brydon Coverdale in Perth

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 5th day

Lee way for South Africa

Dec 21, 2008: Cricinfo presents the plays of the day from the fifth day of the first Test between Australia and South Africa in Perth

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 5th day

de Villiers exorcises demons with record-breaking chase

Dec 21, 2008: AB de Villiers erased a lingering hoodoo for South Africa as they sealed their most satisfying win with a record-breaking chase of 4 for 414

The Bulletin by Peter English

Australia's fast bowling stocks

McGrath says Lee is on track

Dec 21, 2008: Glenn McGrath expects Brett Lee to return to his best with a couple of wickets and has encouraged the fast bowler to remain upbeat

ESPNcricinfo staff

No usurpers here

Dec 21, 2008: Why South Africa aren't really challenging Australia for No. 1 yet

Ian Chappell

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 4th day

'Tomorrow the most important day of the summer' - Lee

Dec 20, 2008: Brett Lee expects the final day at the WACA to be the most telling of the summer for Australia and South Africa as both aim to land the first blow in the battle of the world's top two sides

Brydon Coverdale in Perth

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 4th day

Nielsen questions three-hour sessions

Dec 20, 2008: Australia's coach Tim Nielsen has questioned the wisdom of playing Test cricket well into the evening after stumps was not called until 8.03pm on the fourth day of Australia's match against South Africa in Perth

Brydon Coverdale in Perth

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 4th day

Smith 2.0 upgrade works wonders

Dec 20, 2008: Graeme Smith's century on the fourth day in Perth sent a louder message to Australia than any amount of verbal banter

Brydon Coverdale in Perth

Plays of the day

Australia's drinking problem

Dec 20, 2008: Plays of the day for the fourth day of the first Test between Australia and South Africa in Perth

Brydon Coverdale at the WACA

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 4th day

Smith hundred allows South Africa to dream of victory

Dec 20, 2008: Graeme Smith's 108 drove South Africa to 3 for 227 in their bid to reach 414 and record the second-highest chase in history

The Bulletin by Peter English
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