Australia v South Africa 2008-09

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Australia v South Africa 2008-09

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Chloe Saltau

Australian news

Details of Clarke-Katich scuffle upset Gillespie

Feb 6, 2009: Jason Gillespie is disappointed news of Michael Clarke's heated exchange with Simon Katich leaked from the dressing room

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australian news

Katich and Clarke admit to dressing-room disagreement

Feb 6, 2009: Michael Clarke and Simon Katich have confirmed that they were involved in a dressing-room altercation after the Sydney Test against South Africa

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v South Africa, CB Series

Opener Warner blasts in to national scene

Jan 8, 2009:

Peter English

Australia v South Africa, CB Series

Hayden dropped from one-day squads

Jan 8, 2009: Matthew Hayden is clinging to his international career after being told he is not in Australia's limited-overs plans

Peter English

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

Ponting backs out-of-form Hayden

Jan 7, 2009: Matthew Hayden's immediate future will be known when Australia's limited-overs teams are named on Thursday for the South Africa fixtures

Peter English at the SCG

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

'We haven't been that bad' - Ponting

Jan 7, 2009: South Africa will have to wait until the return series next month to try to steal the official No. 1 Test ranking from Australia, but captain Graeme Smith is boosted in the knowledge his side can beat any one in the world.

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

ICC Test rankings

Australia cling to No. 1 Test spot after Sydney win

Jan 7, 2009: Australia's 103-run victory against South Africa in the third and final match of the series in Sydney has ensured they stay top of the ICC Test rankings. However, the gap at the top has been reduced to just five rating points as South Africa clinched the

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Doubt but out

Jan 7, 2009: Cricinfo presents the plays of the day from the fifth day of the third Test between Australia and South Africa in Sydney

Peter English at the SCG

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

Australia win despite Smith's gutsy return

Jan 7, 2009: For the second consecutive year Australia have pulled off a last-minute victory in the Sydney Test, this time despite a courageous and painful batting effort from the injured Graeme Smith

The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

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

'No signs of Hayden retiring'

Jan 6, 2009: Michael Hussey has seen no signs from Matthew Hayden that he is about to retire and would be stunned if the opener was not part of next month's tour to South Africa. Hayden scored 39 in the second innings to continue his horrible run at home this season a

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

'Momentum the key' - Hussey

Jan 6, 2009: Australia will try to finish off their New Year plan to grab back some momentum from South Africa by ending a disappointing series with a victory ahead of the return series in February. The hosts are 2-0 behind in the three-game contest and held a team me

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

Plays of the day

Exit Hayden?

Jan 6, 2009: Cricinfo presents the plays of the day from the fourth day of the third Test between Australia and South Africa in Sydney

Peter English at the SCG

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

Ponting tempts South Africa to chase another miracle

Jan 6, 2009: Ricky Ponting is not known for his generosity to opposition teams but his sporting declaration has set up a fascinating final day at the SCG, where South Africa need 314 more runs with nine wickets in hand

The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

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

'The game's not finished yet' - Boucher

Jan 5, 2009: Mark Boucher has stirred memories of one of Australia's most famous collapses in the hope they will offer a repeat performance to keep South Africa in the third Test

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

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

Contrasting fortunes for the newbies

Jan 5, 2009: Cricinfo presents the plays of the day from the third day of the third Test between Australia and South Africa at the SCG

Peter English at the SCG
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