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Plays of the day

Hussey's moments of glory and shame

Dec 28, 2008: Plays of the day for day three of the second Test between Australia and South Africa at the MCG

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

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

Foot injury to keep Lee out for a month

Dec 28, 2008: Brett Lee's troublesome left foot has prevented him from trying to justify his importance to Australia's team on the third day in Melbourne

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Brilliant Duminy caps stunning revival with 166

Dec 28, 2008: JP Duminy's outstanding 166 ensured South Africa ended the third day of the second Test with a 61-run advantage

The Bulletin by Peter English

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

'Their tailenders have good techniques' - Arthur

Dec 27, 2008: Wagging tails are a good sign for dog owners but not for bowling sides. There are few things more frustrating for a fielding captain than failing to rattle through the lower order after the batsmen have been silenced, and it is a trend that has left the S

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Plays of the day

Plays of the third umpire's day

Dec 27, 2008: Plays of the day for day two of the second Test between Australia and South Africa at the MCG

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

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

Siddle sparks dominant Australia's resurgence

Dec 27, 2008: Peter Siddle's three wickets drove Australia to an impressive position as South Africa finished day two at 7 for 198, 196 behind the hosts

The Bulletin by Peter English

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

We did well to keep them under 300 - Ntini

Dec 26, 2008: As Hayden trudged off the MCG, his favourite venue, it seemed increasingly likely that his days at the top of the order were running out, despite his declaration during the week that he had no retirement plans yet

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

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

Ponting bats himself some relief

Dec 26, 2008: At the end of a year he this week described as the toughest of his career, Ricky Ponting's outstandingly fluent 101 on Boxing Day was an excellent sign

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Plays of the day

McKenzie's costly drop

Dec 26, 2008: Plays of the day from day one of the Boxing Day Test between Australia and South Africa at the MCG

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

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

South Africa fight back after Ponting century

Dec 26, 2008: Ricky Ponting stepped up in his bid to level the series with a century, but South Africa reduced the hosts to 6 for 280 at stumps

The Bulletin by Peter English
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