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Australia in South Africa 2008-09

Hughes, McGain and North get call-ups

Feb 5, 2009: The uncapped trio of Phillip Hughes, Bryce McGain and Marcus North have been added to an already green Australian line-up for the three-Test tour of South Africa

Alex Brown and Brydon Coverdale

Australia in South Africa 2008-09

Arthur confident South Africa will live up to expectations

Feb 1, 2009: 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

Jan 30, 2009: 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

Tsotsobe helps South Africa grab No. 1 ranking

Jan 30, 2009: South Africa's near-perfect tour began with a Test win in Perth and fittingly it finished with a one-day triumph at the same venue as Australia conceded the No. 1 ranking to Johan Botha's men

The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v South Africa, 5th ODI, Perth

Ponting demands more responsibility

Jan 30, 2009: 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

Jan 29, 2009: 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

Top ranking up for grabs in dead rubber

Jan 29, 2009: A preview of the fifth ODI between Australia and South Africa in Perth

The Preview by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v South Africa, 5th ODI, Perth

Tsotsobe and Parnell to debut

Jan 28, 2009: 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

Jan 27, 2009: 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'

Jan 26, 2009: 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

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Australia v South Africa, 4th ODI, Adelaide

Amla and de Villiers race to series win

Jan 26, 2009: A rebuilding South Africa sealed a series victory during a dominating performance in Adelaide that earned a 3-1 lead

The Bulletin by Peter English

Australia v South Africa, 4th ODI, Adelaide

All to play for as series heats up

Jan 25, 2009: A preview to the fourth one-day international between Australia and South Africa at the SCG

The Preview by Peter English

Australia v South Africa, CB Series, 4th match, Adelaide

Harris replaces injured Bracken

Jan 24, 2009: The Queensland fast bowler Ryan Harris has been called back into Australia's squad to replace Nathan Bracken, who suffered a slight calf strain during Friday's loss at the SCG

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Australia v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Sydney

Morkel blasts South Africa to 2-1 lead

Jan 23, 2009: Albie Morkel destroyed Australia in the dying stages for the second time in the series as he powered South Africa to a three-wicket win and a 2-1 lead

The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v South Africa, CB Series, 3rd ODI, Sydney

South Africa aim to add to Warner's load

Jan 23, 2009: South Africa's coach Mickey Arthur feels sorry for the pressure placed on David Warner and says the hype for the opener is "way over the top"

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Australia v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Sydney

Australia look to returning Johnson for spark

Jan 22, 2009: A preview to the third one-day international between Australia and South Africa at the SCG

The Preview by Brydon Coverdale

Australian injury news

Symonds set to return from knee surgery

Jan 21, 2009: Andrew Symonds could return to the Queensland side as early as next week if his return to club cricket this weekend goes to plan

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South Africa in Australia 2008-09

Tait draws inspiration from Johnson

Jan 21, 2009: Shaun Tait has looked to his fellow fast bowler Mitchell Johnson for inspiration as he continues his return to international cricket while trying to minimise the stress on his body

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Twenty20 Big Bash

Victoria angry at Twenty20 decision

Jan 20, 2009: Victoria have been left fuming by Cricket Australia's decision not to allow their star batsmen Cameron White and David Hussey to play in Wednesday's Twenty20 preliminary final against Queensland

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Australia v South Africa, CB Series

Fresh Johnson back in one-day squad

Jan 19, 2009: Mitchell Johnson will return to Australia's one-day squad after resting

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Tour Results
Australia v South Africa at Perth - Jan 30, 2009
South Africa won by 39 runs
Australia v South Africa at Adelaide - Jan 26, 2009
South Africa won by 8 wickets (with 71 balls remaining)
Australia v South Africa at Sydney - Jan 23, 2009
South Africa won by 3 wickets (with 21 balls remaining)
Australia v South Africa at Hobart - Jan 18, 2009
Australia won by 5 runs
Australia v South Africa at Melbourne - Jan 16, 2009
South Africa won by 3 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
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