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Australia in South Africa 2008-09

Arthur confident South Africa will live up to expectations

Mickey Arthur, the South Africa coach, has said it would be interesting to see how his team copes with the tag of being favourites during Australia's visit to the country

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ICC ODI rankings

Opportunity for Australia to reclaim top spot

Australia may have lost their No.1 ranking in ODIs to South Africa after their 39-run defeat in Perth, but they have an opportunity to reclaim that position when their five-ODI series against New Zealand gets underway

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Australia v South Africa, 5th ODI, Perth

Ponting demands more responsibility

Ricky Ponting has taken the blame for Australia's poor batting performances during the series loss to South Africa

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South Africa in Australia 2008-09

Ntini flies home after family car accident

Makhaya Ntini has flown back to South Africa from Perth to be with his wife and children after they were involved in a car accident in the Eastern Cape

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Australia v South Africa, 5th ODI, Perth

Tsotsobe and Parnell to debut

South Africa will rest Dale Steyn and Makhaya Ntini for the final ODI of the series in Perth despite the fact that a victory would hand them the No. 1 one-day ranking ahead of Australia

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Australia v South Africa, 5th ODI, Perth

Clarke and Bracken back for final ODI

Australia have decided not to meddle too much with their squad for Friday's dead rubber against South Africa in Perth, where the only changes are the return from injury of Michael Clarke and Nathan Bracken

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Australia v South Africa, 4th ODI, Adelaide

Ponting rues 'worst performance of the summer'

Ricky Ponting has described Australia's eight-wicket defeat in Adelaide as their worst effort of the season after the loss handed South Africa an unassailable 3-1 lead in the one-day series