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

Siddle's five gives Australia the edge

Jan 5, 2009: Peter Siddle's first five-wicket haul in Tests halted a familiar third-day fightback from South Africa, who with the exception of Mark Boucher and Morne Morkel, finally showed signs of tiring at the end of a whirlwind series

The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

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

Smith out for six weeks after fracturing left hand

Jan 4, 2009: South Africa's chances of claiming a 3-0 victory over Australia may have fractured with Graeme Smith's left hand. Smith became the first victim of a cracking pitch when a Mitchell Johnson delivery surprised the captain, cutting back and striking the knuck

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

Rousing reception for debutant Doug

Jan 4, 2009: Cricinfo presents the plays of the day from day two of the third Test between Australia and South Africa at the SCG

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

South Africa steady after Clarke ton

Jan 4, 2009: If the first day at the SCG was déjà vu then the second was déjà vu all over again. Michael Clarke's tenth Test century and some vigorous tail-wagging put Australia on top before their bowlers landed a couple of late blows - one to the scorecard and one t

The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

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

South Africa aim for first-innings advantage

Jan 3, 2009: South Africa finished a strong first day with six Australian wickets but already their thoughts are turning to producing a significant total to limit the difficulties in the fourth innings

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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

Plays of the day

A newbie in a happy daze, and SCG in the pink

Jan 3, 2009: Cricinfo rewinds the Plays of the day from the opening day of the SCG Test between Australia and South Africa

Peter English at the SCG

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

Jaques prepares to return from back injury

Jan 3, 2009: Phil Jaques is preparing for a state comeback by the end of January after a lay-off due to back surgery, and he hopes to win a spot for Australia's upcoming tour of South Africa

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

South Africa on top despite Clarke's fight

Jan 3, 2009: There was more than a hint of déjà vu at the SCG, where Australia's top order spluttered against a probing South Africa before looking to Michael Clarke for a rescue mission on a slow-moving first day

The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Sydney

Excited Bollinger wants to keep it simple

Jan 2, 2009: Doug Bollinger is fast, swings the new and old ball and takes wickets regularly, especially at the SCG

Peter English at the SCG

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Sydney

Smith to play through the pain

Jan 2, 2009: Graeme Smith will fight through the pain of a debilitating elbow injury for one more match in the hope he can take South Africa to a 3-0 victory over Australia - and be fit for the return series next month

Peter English at the SCG

Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Sydney

Celebrating SA won't suffer hangover

Jan 2, 2009: Australia have broken with tradition by picking two left-arm fast bowlers after Doug Bollinger was chosen to make his debut in the third Test against South Africa on Saturday

Peter English at the SCG
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