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

Pitch is the key with match in balance

Dec 19, 2008: Conventional wisdom states that the WACA gets easier to score on as the match wears on but South Africa will face a tall task to begin the series with a win after Australia extended their lead to 322.

Brydon Coverdale at the WACA

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

Ridden by doubt, Hayden's time is running out

Dec 19, 2008: On a day when Rahul Dravid at least delayed further queries about his retirement plans, Matthew Hayden's second failure of the match against South Africa has only intensified speculation over his future

Brydon Coverdale at the WACA

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

An umpiring blooper

Dec 19, 2008: Plays of the day for the third day of the first Test in Perth

Brydon Coverdale

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

Australia in control but South Africa refuse to fold

Dec 19, 2008: Australia sat in the preferred position with a lead of 322 over South Africa after the third day

The Bulletin by Peter English

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 2nd day

'We don't see the game as down and out' - Kallis

Dec 18, 2008: The most severe scars do not heal quickly and Australia's dominance of South Africa's batsmen over the past decade gave Ricky Ponting hope leading into this series that the old wounds could be reopened. For much of the second day in Perth it looked like t

Brydon Coverdale at the WACA

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 2nd day

Johnson has a ball in his new home

Dec 18, 2008: Mitchell Johnson is like a wind-up toy. He'll tear in at the same speed all day but he has to be pointing in the right direction when the string is pulled

Brydon Coverdale at the WACA

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 2nd day

Decisions, decisions

Dec 18, 2008: Cricinfo presents Plays of the Day from the second day of the first Test between Australia and South Africa in Perth

Brydon Coverdale at the WACA

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth, 2nd day

Johnson's magnificent seven stun South Africa

Dec 18, 2008: Mitchell Johnson ruined South Africa's brave pushes for safety with a dramatic seven-wicket haul as the visitors spluttered to 8 for 243

The Bulletin by Peter English

Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Perth

Langer says Hayden 'not sure' on retirement

Dec 18, 2008: Matthew Hayden's failure at the WACA on Wednesday has raised further doubts over his international future

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Katich reacquaints himself with the WACA

Dec 17, 2008: Cricinfo presents Plays of the Day from the first day of the first Test between Australia and South Africa in Perth

Brydon Coverdale at the WACA

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

Neither side goes the distance

Dec 17, 2008: Since the teams last met nearly three years ago Australia's power has diminished while South Africa have grown stronger

Brydon Coverdale at the WACA

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

Duck, duck, goose?

Dec 17, 2008: Cricinfo presents Plays of the Day from the first day of the first Test between Australia and South Africa in Perth

Brydon Coverdale at the WACA

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

Opening exchanges live up to the hype

Dec 17, 2008: In an absorbing tug-o-war South Africa and Australia were eyeballing each other, with the hosts reaching 9 for 341 on the first day

The Bulletin by Peter English

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth

Teams go for spin but Steyn the key

Dec 16, 2008: Dale Steyn and his fast-bowling colleagues have attracted all the attention but both teams have taken a conservative approach by leaning towards including a spinner on the bouncy WACA pitch

Brydon Coverdale in Perth

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth

Calm Smith shakes off mind games

Dec 16, 2008: Last time South Africa visited Australia for Tests Graeme Smith tried to talk the series up as an action-packed thriller that might just have a surprise ending

Brydon Coverdale in Perth

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth

Australia face major challenge at home

Dec 16, 2008: Preview of the first Test between Australia and South Africa in Perth

The Preview by Brydon Coverdale in Perth

Australia v South Africa, 1st Test, Perth

Australia bank on batting prowess

Dec 16, 2008: Stats preview to the first Test between Australia and South Africa in Perth

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